The holidays are all about being social. With parties, family gatherings, and celebrations, there are a multitude of opportunities to get glammed up and hit the town. Bask in the good cheer that's inherent in the season and enjoy yourself without stressing over your tresses. With a little creativity you can create the perfect party coif. Here are a few of the best holiday hair styles to get you started.
How to Create Fun Holiday Hair Styles
The Updated Side Ponytail
Side ponytails are no longer relegated to the 80s. The new modern take on this asymmetrical look is sophisticated, yet fun. First create some bend in the hair with a large barrel curling iron. Leave a few inches free at the ends of the hair so that they remain straight. Spray the hair with a flexible hold hairspray for texture and grip. Rake your hair back using your fingers into a low side ponytail. Wrap your hair once around the elastic like you are creating a bun, but leaving the rest of the hair free. Pin the bun with bobby pins. Spray the remaining pony tail with more hairspray to rough up the texture. Pull out some individual pieces in the front creating a messy, sexy look, perfect for day or night. For shorter hair a messy side bun is a great alternative. Follow all of the side ponytail steps, but instead of leaving the ponytail free, continue to wrap your hair around the elastic, pinning it in place. Finish off with hairspray for hold.
This look is sleek, easy, and fights the winter time frizzies. First brush your hair smooth and consider using a frizz-fighting cream on the front of your locks. Part your hair in the center and make thin, french braids on either side stopping at the ears. Secure the braids with bobby pins and leave the rest of your hair down and flowing. For a more a more dramatic look add some waves to the loose hair with a large barrel curling iron. Spray with hairspray to finish. You'll be able to keep your hair off of your face while still maintaining a soft look.
Vintage waves work on both short and long hair. For long hair use a 1-inch curling iron. Wrap your hair around the curling iron and hold for a few seconds. Repeat this process until you have a head full of curls. Using a round brush, blow dry your hair on a low setting while brushing out the curls. The result is sultry waves. Finish with hairspray. With short hair this style works best if you use a wave iron. Form a deep side part and then create tight waves around the head starting at the crown of the head all of the way down to the ends. Spray with hairspray and use a sparkly barrette to secure one side for a look that screams classic film siren.
These holiday hair styles are simple to create and will spice up your look. With a few minutes and the right tools you'll be ready to celebrate the season in style. Pair these looks with a stunning outfit and you will shine at any party.