If you plan on attending a holiday party but don’t have time after a long day of work to fix your hair, these easy office-to-party hair transitions may be able to help. By preparing your hair before heading to work in the morning, half of the work will already be accomplished. With just a few adjustments during your lunch break or after hours, you’ll have an elegant and professional hairstyle and will be ready to head to the holiday party.
The French twist is a popular hairstyle that is elegant, yet easy to accomplish with just a few minutes prior to the holiday party. This hairstyle works well with medium length to long hair and will require a wide-toothed comb, styling mousse, ponytail holder, bobby pins, hairdryer and a hair comb. Don’t worry; you won’t need to bring all these products to work with you. Half of the hairstyle can be completed before you even leave for work.
How to Complete the French Twist
1. Wash your hair in the shower the morning of the holiday party. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair from falling flat half-way through the day. Finish your shower by rinsing the hair with cold water to keep in the shine and seal the cuticles. Blot the excess water from the hair with a towel.
2. Apply styling mousse throughout the hair from root to tip. Using a hairdryer and connected diffuser, flip your head over and blow-dry your hair. Focus on the roots to produce additional volume on the crown. Next, comb through the hair and remove any knots or tangles. A detangling product can be used to speed the process along.
3. The hair can be left down and smooth for work, or put up into a loose ponytail. This will depend on what type of hairstyle is required at your workplace. Avoid adding any extra hair product not mentioned here as additional products can weigh down the hair. Throw a handful of bobby pins, a wide toothed comb, and a beautiful decorative hair comb into your purse for later use.
4. Its after work and you’re about ready to head to the holiday party. Look into the mirror in the bathroom and take out the supplies from your purse mentioned in step three. If your hair isn’t already in a ponytail, complete this step now. The ponytail should rest in the center of the back of the head. Pull hair from the top of the ponytail to create a slight poof on the top of the head.
5. Take the hair from the ponytail and begin to twist in a clockwise direction until you have turned two rotations. The ends of the ponytail should be pointed up towards the ceiling. Take the end pieces of the ponytail and fold them back down into the center of the twist to hide these excess pieces. As you tuck the ends of the ponytail against the scalp, roll the twisted ponytail to the left.
6. Use bobby pins to hold the hair in place. The amount of bobby pins needed will depend on the thickness of your hair. Continue to add bobby pins until the French twist seems secure. Try to conceal the bobby pins in the hair by tucking them beneath the roll. It may take several tries to get the twist down. If you can’t get it perfect, don’t worry. Making mistakes can lead to even more beautiful hairstyles.
7. Complete the look by adding your hair comb into the twist. The comb part of the hair accessory should be hidden beneath the role while the decorative area should be visible. IF you have shorter bangs, they can be swept to the sides or left hanging against the sides of the face. Optional: Apply smoothing serum and hairspray for additional security and sleekness.
Simple Party Hair Transitions
Creating an easy office-to-party hair transition is relatively simple with the right preparation. If you don’t feel that you can accomplish this look on your own, there are plenty more transitional styles to choose from. Don’t forget that you can always have this style or others done for you at a professional stylist the morning of the event.
For more great holiday party transitional hairstyles, check out the following sites:
• Hot Holiday Party Hairstyle Trends
• Top Ten Party Hairstyles