How to Style Your Hair For Every Holiday Party

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How to Style Your Hair For Every Holiday Party

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are headed full-bellied into December and full-speed ahead into the holiday season. And you know what that means. The to-do list and your social calendar are filling up faster than you can say mistletoe.

While finding that perfect holiday party outfit decked out with all the velvet and sequins your heart desires, mastering a festive, to-die-for holiday hairstyle is just as important. Maybe you want to go all out this holiday season with glitter and bows to the max, or perhaps you’re more on the minimalist side of today's top hairstyle trends and just want that one simple, classic hairstyle to rock at your holiday parties this year. No matter what end of the spectrum you fall on, we’ve gathered a few ideas that will make your holiday hairstyle picture perfect.

 

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Your Classic Holiday Hair Style: Soft, Glamorous Waves

Soft, glamorous waves will never go out of style because of the effortlessly graceful movement and the elegant effect that bouncy curls have on every woman. The timelessness of these soft glamor waves is classic and sure to be the perfect addition to any party dress this holiday season. Follow these eight easy steps to take your curls from ordinary to glamorous for your next holiday cocktail party.

  1. Shampoo and condition with FS Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner to protect your strands and improve elasticity for those ultra-bouncy curls.

  2. Towel dry your hair until your hair is about 55% dry.

  3. Apply FS Volumizing Potion throughout the hair from the roots to ends.

  4. Section your hair for a blowout and use a medium-large round brush to dry your hair completely and create desired volume.

  5. Once hair is dry, section hair to curl using a 1 ½” curling iron to get those glamorous waves.

  6. Hold the iron vertically and place the curling iron about 2 inches from the roots working down the length of the hair.

  7. Separate the curls with a soft bristle brush or use your fingers to style.

  8. Complete the look with FS Finishing Spray to keep your curls in place all night long.

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Your Modern Day Twist: The Waterfall Braid

We’ve already established that braids are the ultimate accessory to any outfit this year. And if you’re going for a modern day look but still want to keep a whimsical simplicity to your holiday hairstyle, the waterfall braid is the perfect hairstyle for you. This twist on the classic three-stranded braid adds a romantic touch by draping strands of hair, giving the braid the waterfall effect. And the best part about this hairstyle? It requires minimal effort, yet compliments any holiday outfit you choose this season. To get the waterfall braid, just follow these foolproof steps below.

  1. Shampoo and condition with FS Violet Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Ultra Moist 5 in 1 Cleanse conditioner to get the hydration your hair needs for the smoothest waterfall braid.

  2. Towel dry your hair until your hair is about 55% dry.

  3. Section your hair for a blowout and dry your hair completely using a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair as you dry.

  4. Take two pieces of hair––one piece along your hairline and the other adjacent to the first piece––and cross the section of hair closest to your hairline over the other section.

  5. Take a new section of hair from the top of your head and pull it over the top section you just pulled away from your face letting it drop in between the two other strands.

  6. Take the bottom piece of hair and pull it over the section you just dropped.

  7. Take another piece of hair from the top of your head and lace through the two remaining strands like you just did. Continue this process until your waterfall braid reaches your desired length.

  8. Secure your waterfall braid with two bobby pins

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Your Throwback Thursday: The Accessorized Pony

Glammed-up ponytails aren’t new to the trendsetting spotlight, but they are making a comeback in a big way this season. Ranging from big, statement bows to dainty, velvet ribbons, hair accessories are the ultimate feminine touch to any outfit for your next holiday soiree. Whether you chose to rock a loose, low pony or a teased ponytail, you can’t go wrong with a little extra holiday bling this season. Get this flawless look by following these super easy steps below.

  1. Shampoo and conditioner with FS Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner for a gentle cleanse.

  2. Towel dry your hair until your hair is about 55% dry.

  3. Apply FS Volumizing Root Lifter to the root area of the scalp.

  4. Section your hair for a blowout and use a medium-large round brush to dry your hair completely and create desired volume.

  5. If you want a teased-up ponytail, tease your hair lightly at the root and tie it off with an elastic at the crown of your head. For a low ponytail, pull your hair back into a low slung pony and tie it off with an elastic right above your neck.

  6. Top it all off with a big, statement bow or a sleek, floppy ribbon.

 

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, so make sure you’re ready for whatever your social calendar has in store with these holiday-approved hairstyles.

Check out our Pinterest page and follow us on Instagram @FantasticSams for more holiday inspiration coming your way.

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