The holidays are the perfect time to step out of your everyday routine and create new hairstyles to celebrate the party season. From Christmas events to office parties, family gatherings to New Years Eve, there are plenty of occasions to style-up for. This weekend-by-weekend guide will provide you with several sexy holiday hairstyles to wear during the final weeks of the year.
The modern chignon is similar to the traditional style with a few new additions for a looser and messier look. To create this hairdo, blow-dry the hair and create a side part. Gather all the hair and create a low ponytail, secured with an elastic ponytail holder. Wrap several small sections of hair around the base of the ponytail and secure each section with a bobby pin. The ends of the hair can also be left out for a messier and more modern look.
The classic ponytail will never go out of style, especially when accompanied with a few decorative extras. This look can be achieved by using a flat iron to smooth and straighten the hair. Gather the hair and create a ponytail in the center, back of the head. Push some hair from the top of the ponytail out to create a small poof on the top for extra volume. Add holiday-oriented barrettes, rhinestone clips, or silver or gold bobby pins.
Waves can make a beautiful addition to any holiday attire. To create this look, wash and dry the hair before adding a texture enhancing styling cream throughout the hair. Blow-dry the hair upside for additional volume. Take two inch sections of hair and wrap them around a large barreled curling iron. Allow the hair to lie on the heat for several seconds. Add shine serum for glossier natural-looking waves.
Loose Sexy Updo
Create a loose sexy updo for convenience and elegance this holiday season. Begin by washing and towel-drying your hair. While still slightly damp, apply a curl enhancing cream or mousse from root to tip. Use a blow-dryer with an attached diffuser to blow-dry your hair, while on low heat. Wrap two inch sections of hair around a large hot roller and secure to the scalp. Let the rollers cool and remove each one. Create a loose ponytail and wrap hair around its base. Secure with hairspray.
Cascade of Curls
Big beautiful curls can make the perfect addition to any holiday dress. After washing your hair and adding a curl-enhancing cream, blow dry the hair using a large round brush. Wrap the hair around the round brush to add curls as you dry. Next, wrap the hair around large hot rollers. Allow them to set for 20 to 30 minutes before removing. Give a spritz of hairspray to keep the curls in place.
The half-up, half-down look is very popular among the holiday crowd. To achieve this style, create large curls in dry hair. Tease the hair around the scalp to add extra volume and to lift the hair from the head. Using a rat comb, pick up the top layer of hair from the top of the head. Gather all the hair together from the top layer to form a ponytail in the back. Secure the ponytail with a holiday barrette.
The side ponytail is easy to do and can be dolled up to be fit for a formal holiday occasion. After washing the hair, apply a curling balm from root to tip. Braid the hair to the side and secure with an elastic hair band. The hair should still be damp when braided. Allow the hair to fully dry and remove the braid. Comb your hair with your fingers and use a one inch curling iron to create additional curls. Gather the wavy curls to one side and secure in a loose ponytail. Add holiday hair accessories.
Sexy Side Part
The sexy side part is easy to achieve, even in the workplace bathroom before a company party. Use a water bottle to dampen the hair before attempting to mold it. A small amount of hair gel or styling mousse can also be applied. Use gold, silver, or hair colored bobby pins to pin sections of hair to the sides of the head. Allow the bangs to fall around the face. Add hairspray to secure this hairdo.
To see more great holiday party hairstyles, check out the following sites:
• Festive Holiday Hairstyles
• Holiday Hairstyles – Look like a Star