It’s time to pull out the party dresses, over sized sweaters, plaid and everything that sparkles. However, you could have the perfect #ootd but when it comes to your hair, it could all just fall flat (no pun intended). Your hair is your best accessory on any given day, but for the holidays it’s even more important. You can’t have a chic, festive look and a hair style that looks like you gave up on it. And trust me, we’ve all been there where we find something and try to recreate it and it just doesn’t work out. I wish we all had the opportunity to have our hair done by a stylist every day, especially during the holiday season, but let’s face it; we all don’t have the time or funds. So, with the thanks of Jessy from Bari Salon, we came up with three looks perfect for your festive attire that you can actually recreate at home.
Short hair? No problem! Slick, straight bobs look great, but if you are wanting something more fun or a little different for the holiday season, try curls. It looks great and chic! Also the messier you can get this look, the more city chic you will look.
Here’s how to get this look:
Spray a thin coat of GRID or any structural hold setting spray all over the hair.
Take vertical sections of hair and curl away from the face. Can curl every section of the hair or you can curl a few pieces here and there for a more edgy look.
Tousle curls to loosen them and spray the ends of the curls with DEATH VALLEY or any dry shampoo. Dry shampoo actually helps create texture and helps hold curls!
Use a fine coat of TINSEL or any smoothing oil to help keep fly aways at bay.
The ponytail has made a come back recently, but not your gym class style pony. A full, curled, high sitting and elastic hidden ponytail is perfect for casual, festive days (Christmas morning with cameras at every angle) or even glam occasions (that office party where you may be drinking too many glasses of champagne). Plus side, it’s really easy to recreate and anyone can rock it.
Here’s how to get this look:
Pull hair into a tight, high ponytail leaving out a tiny piece of hair near the hair tie.
Pull apart the ponytail and spray VICIOUS or a strong hold hairspray throughout the hair to create texture.
Curl sections of the ponytail in alternate directions. Can use any size curling iron for this depending on the size of the curls you want.
Tousle curl for a more natural look once finished curling. Pinch the ends of the curls and push upwards while holding the ends.
Spray ends with DEATH VALLEY or any dry shampoo.
Wrap the hair you left out of the hair tie around the ponytail and secure with a bobby pin to finish the look.
When dressing up, whether it be for parties or family Christmas cards, you really can’t go wrong with curls and braids. There is something so effortlessly chic about the look. A half up do is also a little more glam so will be perfect for any of your sparkly dresses, cocktail dresses or your dress with a bow.
Here’s how to get the look:
Section top half hair and braid both sides of the top portion going back.
Secure the braids in the center with a bobby pin and spray a fine mist of GRID or structural setting spray over the braids.
Curl bottom section in alternating directions.
Brush through the curls and tousle.
Spray a finishing layer of VICIOUS or a strong hold flexible hairspray to complete the look.
****Huge thanks to Jessy for helping create these three looks! I swear by her. I’m in love with my new cut and every way I style it thanks to all her advice, suggestion and of course the cut. If you are in need of a new cut or just a style, she’s your girl! Also shout out to fellow fashion blogger, Ferriss from Just Ferriss and local fashion designer, Rachel Weisberg for playing models for us for the day!