Wear a festive hairstyle to enhance an elegant holiday party outfit
By Leah Fletcher
Festive holiday parties are the perfect time to wear gorgeous party dresses, metallic accessories and stunning shoes. This is also the time to create a glamorous hairstyle that will enhance the beauty of an elegant outfit. The key to a dazzling holiday look is to choose a hairstyle that works with your hair type.
And, for every hair type, there are styles that will, quite simply take people's breath away. Just open your eyes to the possibilities and the potential of your hair, whatever your type.
Any stylist will tell you that when women dress up for special occasions, they like to spruce up their hairdos as well as their attire. The finishing touch to the perfect party dress or outfit is the right hairstyle. Stylists also believe knowing how to create a festive hairstyle may ensure that you are the "belle of the ball" no matter what the occasion.
Following are an array of hair styles that stylist that may appear at any holiday gathering.
Large voluminous curls create a softly, styled look that goes perfectly with any party dress. To wear this look, simply curl your hair with a large barrel curling iron or large curlers. Finger comb your hair to the side and spray with a light finishing spray.
Sleek and Sophisticated
For a sleek and sophisticated look, try a bun. The tight upswept style shows off high colors. Not only is the bun gorgeous, it is simple to pull off. Pull you hair back into a ponytail and pull through a holder. Roll under and pin with bobby pins.
Flirty and Form
A twist on high ponytail keeps it simple—a slick and simple look that is red carpet ready. Pull you hair up into a high ponytail. Twist the ponytail around the ponytail holder until you get to the end of the hair. Tuck the ends into the "bun" and pin into place.
For a simple elegant look, try a style parted on the side with bangs twisted back. This style looks good with a strapless gown or a cocktail dress. Curl your hair, part it on the side and twist back the bang. Twist in place with a decorative clip that compliments your dress.
Show off any gown with a loose French Twist. You can wear full bangs play down to the brow or pull them off of the forehead. It is a pretty basic style but the allure is undeniable. To get the look, sweep up your hair back into a handheld ponytail, twist the ponytail until you create a twist. Pin it in place and fluff up your bang.
Appear perfectly coiffed and put together with your curls pinned up in an elaborate updo. The curls create an interesting rolled pattern on the back of the head. For this look, curl all your hair with a small curling iron in small sections. Pull the curls up and pin them in place with bobby pins and finish off with hairspray.
Classic Pin Curls
Inspired by old Hollywood to bring youth and vibrancy to hair. Softly swept back into a low bun and pin curled on the side, this hairstyle takes longer to create but the payoff is worth it.
Braids and Adornments
French braids woven through the hair allows for a great deal of versatility when creating a festive hairstyle. You can choose one braid or several and no matter what the occasion. You may weave any number of accessories through the braids to enhance the style and create a more festive appearance. For Christmas or holiday parties, weave colorful curled gift ribbon throughout your braids.
Scarves and Bandanas
When you want to keep your hair away from your face but still want to let it fall free, scarves, bandanas and headbands can help and add a bit of holiday flair.
Whether you are going to an office party or just catching up with old friends, you will want to look your best at the holidays. It's not necessary to make a trip to the salon for professional styling. Work to style your hair differently than your everyday look and to make yourself look instantly fresh and ready for a party.
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