You can take any length hair from everyday to party ready with a bit of product and a grown-up hair accessory. These three simple, super-chic styles are sure to inspire you this season. From long to short hair, we’ve put together some of our favorite hair products and accessories to create these easy holiday looks that will have you turning heads at any occasion.
The keys to this glam look are volume and a trip to the craft store. Apply mousse, like Kenra Platinum Voluminous Touch Root Mousse to damp hair and blow-dry, then pull it all back into a high, loose bun for a few hours. When you take down your hair, you’ll have tons of body and lift, says Garnier celebrity stylist Tommy Buckett. Gather the top half into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. A black velvet ribbon tied into a medium-size bow will create an elegant finish to a half-up hairstyle.
Curls feel extra festive when you add a statement barrette. If your hair is straight, wrap sections around a curling iron then set in pin curls until cool. Unravel them and gently brush to smooth the top and fluff up the curls at the ends, Buckett says. Naturally curly? Twist a curl cream, like Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel through dry hair. A sparkly barrette, or a barrette in a luxe fabric like velvet or brocade, completes the look.
Relaxed waves with lots of bend and movement are a popular look this season (and keep bobby pins from slipping). To get them rake a bit of pomade, like R&Co Sand Castle Dry Texture Crème through air-dried hair, twisting and scrunching the ends. Crisscross a few bobby pins an inch or two above one ear, a universally flattering spot, Buckett says. Add metallic bobby pins for a more festive look than the tradition brown or black.