5 Glam Hairstyles for the Holidays

Three local stylists share their fave party-ready hairdos.

December 12, 2017

By Alicia Neptune

We’re barely into December, but already, the holiday parties have been non-stop. If you’ve already found the right outfit (does “festive attire” mean we can wear our ugly Christmas sweaters?) and perfected your winter makeup looks, all that’s left to do is find a party-ready hairstyle. To help, we talked to stylists at Suki’s, The Glamoury, and Juju Hair Lounge to get their take on the looks that’ll take you from the office Christmas party to a New Year’s Eve bash.

Holiday Hairstyle 1: Dark brown hair pulled back into a sleek, modern chignon, with a branching wire and pearl hair pin from West Coast Jewelery.
(Photo: Juju Hair Lounge. Hair ornament: West Coast Jewelry.)

1. Simple Chignon

The beauty of this simple up-do is its versatility. “Elegant and timeless, this modern chignon can be worn sleek for a classic look or loose for a softer, boho-inspired look,” says Leah Kerekes, owner/manager at Juju.

Holiday Hairstyle 2: Dark brown hair with a deep side part, cascading down in long "Old Hollywood" waves.
(Photo: The Glamoury.)

2. Romantic Waves

For a touch of glamour, you can’t go wrong with classic old-Hollywood waves. According to the Glamoury’s owner AJ Woodworth, “the key to achieving this look is a beautiful deep side part.” For those trying it at home, “make sure to let the curls cool down and properly set,” she adds. “This will make your waves last longer.”

Holiday Hairstyle 3: Blonde hair in a half-updo, fastened by a sparkly white and silver hair ornament.
(Photo: Suki’s Salon.)

3. A Touch of Sparkle

For girls with thicker hair, Phuong Tran, stylist at Suki’s Salon, suggests this “soft and romantic” half up-do with a chic accessory. “It pairs perfectly with a flowy dress,” says Tran. “A sparkly accent ties the whole look together for the perfect holiday look.”

Holiday Hairstyle 4: Brown ombre hair pulled back into a high ponytail, with long, loose curls.
(Photo: Suki’s Salon.)

4. Party Ponytail

Go big for the holidays! Tran suggests adding a front poof and loose, bouncy curls to elevate a high ponytail from an everyday look to a party-perfect style. “The poofed top elongates the face,” says Tran, “and the curls help create volume through the back.”

Holiday Hairstyle 5: Pastel pink hair pulled back into a half up, half down style, fastened by a branching wire and pearl hair pin from West Coast Jewelery.
(Photo: Juju Hair Lounge. Hair ornament: West Coast Jewelry.)

5. Winter Pastels

The stylists at Juju Hair Lounge suggest pastel tones for blondes looking to experiment with colour this holiday season. Keep things warm (and chic!) with pastel pink, or cool it down with blue or purple. Those who are a little more daring can go all the way to white-blonde or silver for a frosty winter look.

Which of these holiday hairdos do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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