Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Hair

Got this article from Elle that I thought you girls will be interested in. Hair inspirations for the party season and to ring in 2012 with style! :) 

A glamorous ponytail with volume on top.

Dual texture bun - sleek in the front and messy at the back. Super sexy!

Adding texture to a short choppy cut.

Use a medium-barrel curling iron and sea-salt spray to whip the locks into sexy waves. Alternate the direction of the curl for each section and leave ends straight “for an organic, natural appearance.”

Beach waves for long locks.

Adding a jewelled or metallic accessory for an instant dose of glamour.

Soft waves and a chunky barette. Pretty and feminine! 

Adding a simple headband to an up-do.

When it comes to headbands, less is more—you don’t want them to detract from the hairstyle.

French braids around the head. 

“You don’t have to be good at braiding in order to create this look,” says hairstylist Guido. “A disheveled appearance is more charming. Don’t worry if you have to fudge a little or pieces fall out along the way—when the braid is too perfect, it’s not as stylish and can resemble a crown.”

The ubiquitous side-braid.

When you’re done with the braid, break it up with your fingers to make it seem less done. Or, weave multiple braids into the side-swept style, as Blake Lively did. You can choose varying widths and textures, and maybe throw in a fishtail braid.

A loose chignon. 

A timeless style that can be worn to both a casual and fancy event. Use a center part for a more youthful look. For an unexpected twist, place the bun slightly off-center for a low side-chignon.

A strong bold straight part - adds definition and elegance to a simple style.

Side parted curled up-do. Very old Hollywood glamour.

After curling sections with a one-inch-barrel curling iron, use fingers to separate and pin waves at the nape of the neck. You should always place the deep side part above the highest point of the brow - this way, it creates a linear appearance and draws attention to your eyes. If your part isn't lined up this way, it can be very distracting.

Lacquered old Hollywood curls.

When your hair is completely dry, put hot rollers in starting at the top and going all the way to the back, then on the sides going all the way down. Let the rollers cool as you do your makeup, then take them out and use a Mason Pearson brush to smooth the waves in place. Finish with a touchable, sheer-hold hairspray.

A sleek ponytail.

To shine in a more low-maintenance way, fasten strands into a ponytail or twist. 

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