Sweet ‘dos and ideas for the holidays and beyond
Although we love the holiday season, it’s definitely one of the busier times of the year. So it’s no surprise that we’re often stuck getting ready for a party or gathering in a lot less time than we’d like. But that doesn’t mean forgoing a festive hairstyle—not at all! We’ve got three chic ways to style your tresses in just a few minutes, some quick tips for dressing up your ‘do, and tools to help you get the most out of your mane. Happy styling!
Hairstyle #1: The side bun
Instead of positioning your classic low bun in the back, move it to the side for a fresh new take on the style. Or try this knotted version, which is as easy as tying your hair into a side ponytail, twisting your hair and pinning it into a knot. For a glamorous touch, add a bejewelled pin or barrette near your ear to finish off the look.
Hairstyle #2: The headband tuck
Although this ‘do may look quite elaborate, it only takes one try to realize it’s one of the easiest—and quickest—to pull off. Keep things classic by using a plain headband that matches your hair colour, or choose one with beading or pearls for a ‘do that’s even dressier. Watch this video for the technique.
Hairstyle #3: The back bow
This half-down style is perfect for showing off your waves or curls, but also works if your strands are on the straighter side. Cute and feminine, it keeps your hair out of your face and packs a sweet bow in the back. What’s not to love? Check out the how-to on Pinterest.
More chic hair ideas
- Add a necklace to your updo
- Tie your ponytail or braid with a ribbon over the elastic
- Add a ribbon to your French braid
Perfect style arsenal
For an ideal hair texture that is easy to style, and keeps its shape all night long, try:
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray, $42 at shuuemura.ca and Shu Uemura Art of Hair salons.
For mega volume at the roots that holds for hours on end, try:
Kérastase V.I.P. Volume in Powder Backcomb Effect Finishing Spray, $38 at kerastase.ca and Kérastase salons.
To add tonnes of shine to your finished ‘do, try:
John Frieda Frizz Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist, $10.99 in pharmacies and mass retailers.