The festive season is upon us and that means your calendar is full of social occasions. Whether you are attending a work party, driving home for Christmas to see family or old friends, or heading out with the girls for New Year’s celebrations, you will want to look your best. These top festive hairstyles will have you looking and feeling your best.
“Get ready for those parties and don’t be scared to try something new. This is a great time of year to show off those locks! Glamorous glitter is always a good idea; be bold, be brave, be creative! Let’s get magical this season!” Gareth Smith – Live True London hair salon Brixton
Old Hollywood is still synonymous with the word “glamour.” We suggest creating subtle waves for a classic party look.
Blow dry hair for volume and use a large barrelled tong to create the curls throughout the mid-lengths to the ends – ensure you style the hair in the same direction. Brush the curls out and sweep to one side to look like a Hollywood screen siren!
Finish off this timeless look with a smouldering red lip and you are party ready – just like Sienna Miller!
Visit Paula at Live True London hair salon Vauxhall to get her to create this look for you.
THE CLASSIC UP-DO
Kate Middleton is the Queen of the classic up-do. Whether you wear this look as a chignon in the nape of your neck, as a high tousled look, as a twisted braid bun or a deep parted slicked back look it achieves a mature and effortless sense of style.
If you want to keep this look flirty, leave out loosely curled strands to shape your face.
SLICKED BACKED LOOK
Want that all eyes on you as soon as you enter the room kind of hair? Sexy slicked back hair gives you that bold look and can be used on short to long hair.
Go tight on the sides, creating a clean look while keeping volume on top.
Turn simple into sexy with a braided bun like Gigi Hadid.
Comb hair back into a sleek ponytail. Use Redken Quick Tease to achieve this look and ensure that there is isn’t a hair out of place. Plait your ponytail into two or more sections (depending on the thickness of your hair). Swirl the plaits around your ponytail and secure with Paris Pins. Finish with Redken WindBlown finishing spray to give the desired texture.
Compliment this look with a strong cat-eye eyeliner look for maximum va-va-voom!
SOMETHING FOR SHORT HAIR
Got a Hallie Berry pixie cut and want to style it up for some holiday flare? Use Redken Rough Paste to spike the hair into a messy, but stylish, pixie cut!
Dress this style up with a hair accessory – a headband or a necklace!
THE MESSY UP-DO
Have a more relaxed holiday function to attend? This simple messy bun, as seen on Kirsten Bell, is just as chic as a classic full bodied up-do but is more appropriate if you are attending a friendly get-together opposed to a formal party.
HALF UP, HALF DOWN
Book with Natalie at Live True London hair salon Putney and have her create this half up, half down hairstyle – perfect for medium and long length hair.
Best on day old hair (you know what we mean), you can achieve this look by curling the hair to create texture. Sweep half the hair back at the crown and pin in place.
To add some holiday charm, pin back using a sparkly hair accessory.
You don’t have to be a milkmaid to pull off this look by Vanessa Hudgens. The ever-popular halo braid is the perfect way to get your hair off your face and still look like a little sex kitten. For all the party hoppers, this style is versatile and can be worn for a host of parties.
Book an appointment at a Live True London hair salon and have one of our many talented stylists style your hair for any festive occasion. We are guaranteed to make you shine this festive season!