1. The Ultimate Wavy Lob
Super sexy and full of tousled volume, the wavy lob is a holiday hair look that’s never out of style. To give it a red-hot festive spin, why not pair it with a magenta rinse like stunning Stella?
By now you have the memo – great holiday hair starts with a masque! Comb yours through damp, clean hair with a tangle tamer, leave for 10 mins, then rinse thoroughly.
Blow dry hair, then create tight, beachy waves with a bubble wand. Clip your hair back and work section by section, winding hair around the wand and away from your face.
P.S you can get a bubble wand like Stella’s here
Rub a few drops of shine-enhancing, frizz-banishing hair oil on your palms. Then run your hands through your hair to create looser, less ‘done’ waves – and bucketloads of bounce!
2. The Party Pony
Who says a ponytail is too low-key for a special event? If you’re blessed with a long, lush mane like our girl Carla, this pimped-up pony is total holiday hair goals! As always, the secret to a perfect pony is prep, so let us trot you through it.
Long hair can get a little ratty at the ends, especially if you’re a slave to the bleach and heat tools. The best way to ditch any damage and whip strands into shape? A super-nourishing, restorative hair masque!
So, before you blow, style and go, do your strands a favour and let our coconut and fig Like A Virgin Hair Masque work its magic for 10 blissful minutes.
For sleek results, blow-dry damp hair smooth. Pull your hair back into a ponytail – high or low, your choice – then wrap a section of hair around your hair tie, neatly securing it with bobby pins. Secure a snag-free elastic about 1/3 of the way down your pony, then pull through the hair from below.
To prevent flyaways and boost shine, run a few drops of a hair oil (like our Miracle Hair Elixir) through your locks, then fan out your pony for added va-va-volume.
sometimes all you need is a lil holiday bling!
3. Diamonds & Curls
Nothing says you’re ready to ring in the new year like a little bling-bling! We’re absolutely coconuts over this gorge flip-n-clip ‘do on our favourite curly girl Lana – but it can work on straight and wavy babes as well. And don’t even get us started on how cute it looks with a bob!
Smooth split ends and add shine by masking up for at least 10 minutes.
Blow dry your hair. We recommend either using a round brush for smooth volume, or the diffuser attachment to enhance your curls. Create a deep side part, then twist and pin a small section of hair back on the opposite side, using some diamante grips. Bonus points for cute slogans!
The key to really rocking this look is having super-defined, glossy and bouncy curls – with ZERO frizz factor. Following the steps above will help, and so will using a hair oil as the finishing touch.
4. Bow-Wow Wow
Sometimes the simplest things look the fanciest, and Anika’s fun, outsized bow lewk is a case in point. We predict a lot of lazy girls (us included!) will be wearing it on repeat this December.
After using your Like A Virgin Hair Masque, rinse hair thoroughly before applying a hair serum. This will protect your hair from heat styling up to 220°c!
Blowdry your hair, then create soft waves from your mid lengths with a hair iron (see why you need that heat protection!)
Pull back the top section of your hair, and secure with a large bow clip for a retro-glam style.
5. The Braid-y Bunch
Think braids are for pre-teens? Think again. Whether you’re into a chic French-meets-fishtail-braid fusion or dazzling, star-studded version, plaits are where it’s at this holiday season.
For an A-grade braid, start by ensuring hair is shiny, detangled and free of frizz by using your hair masque, followed by a protective, smoothing hair oil.
Blow dry your hair so it’s ultra-smooth, then get to work braiding hair. For a fresh twist, we love @braids_in_action’s face-framing French braid teamed with a fishtail pony. But if your braiding skills aren’t quite there yet, a regular French braid will do – especially if you add some bling!
Pair your braided holiday hairstyle with a glittery cocktail dress, or jazz it up with your favourite hair pins/clips.
Check out more hair guides & tips here!
Written By: Pip Jarvis
Edited By: Vidhya