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DRESS IT UP: HOLIDAY HAIR

DRESS IT UP: HOLIDAY HAIR

SIMPLE HAIR TRANSFORMATIONS FOR ANY OCCASION.

 

6 PRETTY HOLIDAY HAIR IDEAS TO TRY

The holidays are just around the corner and nobody has the time to spend in the hair salon to look our best. (Heck, we barely have time to shop for gifts.) It is the time when we want to quickly transform our look before heading out to the company Christmas party, a friends Christmas cocktail or simply a family get together. So to help you out this year, we have found five great hair ideas that are not only party-appropriate but are easily mastered with a few simple steps. Now that’s cause for celebration!

All Dressed Up

Here’s a holiday hair accessory we can get behind.

After prepping damp hair with Kérastase Mousse Bouffant, create volume in the hair by blowdrying with a large round brush. Loosely backcomb all your hair to help create texture. Rub a small amount of Baume Double Jeu into your hands and using your fingers direct your hair away from your face.

Drape a headband over the hair, (beaded, jeweled or simply a ribbon), and using bobby pins to secure it. At home, however, this is a great opportunity to recycle an old necklace or fish through your grandmother’s costume jewelry.

To finish, loosely pull pieces to create your desired finish and spray with Kérastase Laque Couture to hold.

 

Braid-it

Braids toe the line between polished and edgy, and it’s a great party style if you’re short on time.

To create the look, prep hair with Kérastase Nectar Thermique, a leave-in cream giving heat protection and nourishment and blow-dried it straight (although your hair doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth if you’re in a hurry).

Take a hazelnut size of Kérastase Baume Double Jeu and rub between your hands, this will give you some control and texture when creating your braid. Divide your hair in half at the back of the head and weave the tail into 2 three-strand braids, securing the ends with a black elastic. Then wrap around the head and secure with 2 bobby pins. They don’t need to be completely invisible, it’s part of the look.

To finish, pull a few wispy pieces of hair out and leave free around the face.

 

Romantic Twist

An updo with texture for a fresh and feminine look.

To get it this look use a volumizer through the roots (Kérastase Mousse Bouffant) and power dry hair to 90% dry. Then using a large round brush create your volume on the top of the head rough-dried the hair Once dry, spritz Kérastase V.I.P powder over the ends, blasting them with the blow-dryer to create a “rough base.”

Divide the hair from top to back from ear to ear. Secure the top section. Lightly back comb the back section. Apply a small amount of a moulding paste (Kérastase Baume double Jeu) in your hands and twist the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck. Secure with bobby pins. Now back comb top section and repeat same action, this time twisting the hair and let it sit on top of the underneath section.

Finish by raking your fingers lightly through the top and create the soft texture and finish with Kérastase Laque Couture for hold.

 

Sharp Chignon

A sleek, low knot is the perfect complement to major holiday makeup or, a major fashion statement.

Begin by making a deep side part and smoothing a dab of styling cream (Kérastase Elixir Ultime Crème Fin) through damp hair, flattening the hair against the head. After securing the ends into a ponytail at the nape of her neck, weave the tail into a three-strand braid, coiled it up into a chignon and secured it with bobby pins.

For a slight difference create your chignon off to one side behind your ear. Place it on the side where you have taken most of your hair.

Finally, a spray of shine serum over the whole head (Kérastase Elixir Ultime BiPhase Spray) for a finish as smooth as ice.

 

Wrapped Up

Take a break from gift wrapping and wrap up your hair. It’s a lot more fun (and a lot less tedious).

Make two braids: one on either side of the head behind the hairline to just beneath the crown. Take this opportunity to use up that stretchy gift-wrapping ribbon you’ve probably got stashed in the closet.

Leave the bottom part of your hair free, and curl with a large barrel curling iron for soft movement. Spray over the whole head with Kérastase Elixir Ultime BiPhase Spray for added shine.

 

Graphic Half-Back

Most half-up hairstyles are about as original as an ugly-sweater party. Here you have a soft, sensual textured version that is quick and easy to achieve.

Use a pre styling cream for heat protection and nourishment for your lengths and ends, (Kérastase Nectar Thermique) Do a quick blowout, spray the whole head with Kérastase V.I.P powder for creating the texture and use a flatiron to create bends in the hair, section by section. From just above the temple use your fingers to pull your hair back into a loose ponytail on top of your head. Twist the hair arounds the ponytail loosely and secure with bobby pins. Rub a small amount of Kérastase Baume Double Jeu through your hands and create a disheveled texture through the longer layers.

YOU ARE GOOD TO GO!

 

Whether you are getting your hair styled, coloured, or texturized, or simply getting a fresh new haircut, Loyal Hair offers a full range of hair services.

As the holidays approach, invitations will start flooding in and your schedule will fill up with work events and family festivities, and everything in-between. Avoid pre-party hair meltdowns this season with an appointment with us. Book now!

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