Bells, bows, glitter and gold. Nothing is off limits when it comes to your hair this holiday season!
The holidays are a busy time of year and hitting up the salon every time you have an event can be costly and time-consuming. Here are five effortless holiday hairstyling tips to have you looking fab and flawless all season long!
Pro tip: Spend a little extra time blow drying and curling or waving your hair in the morning to make these styles easier to create come night time!
The middle part has been on every trend list this season as the 70s were a big fashion inspiration all year long—but a simple hair toss and tuck will turn your day-do to your night-do in just a few minutes. Everybody has a side that will flatter the face, so spend a few minutes determining what suits yours. Then, define your part with a tail-comb and smooth and tuck the lesser side.
Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to slick it with a pomade or paste! Then take a texturizer, like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, and tousle the top and remaining hair before styling into place. It’s a simple trick that adds just the right amount of elegance to a night out.
Adding a simple bow to your ‘do is definitely the fastest and easiest way to take your hairstyle from day to night. Try a simple velvet clip, a classic ribbon or perhaps an elegant gold bow headband. Or just add the bow to a simple topknot, braid or ponytail and you’re party-ready in record time! It’s the holiday season, so the bigger the bow, the better!
Low buns, knots or braided side-chignons should be on your holiday wish list! Nicole Kidman’s hair at the 69th Emmy Awards back in September is the perfect example. It’s sexy and intricate, but still soft and easy—the perfect style for an unexpected evening. Center of the neck, or off to the side; it’s your choice, but be sure to keep strands clean and smooth.
Pro Tip: Pull out some face-framing strands for a softer look, but remember, there is a fine line between classy and messy, so keep it simple.
Headbands and hair jewelry are another big trend we’ve seen throughout 2017. I find that gold pieces really work well this time of year—whether it’s a gently placed headband or intricate piece of hair jewelry placed in a low chignon. If you’ve been a little shy to attempt the louder and larger pieces, THIS is the time of year to go for it! Janelle Monae donned a gold headband perfectly this year at the Oscars—a statement piece without being over the top.
Pro tip: Tone down other jewelry if choosing a hairpiece and make that the star on top!
Gold flakes are probably my favourite holiday look on this list. What a fun, stand out way to decorate your locks for that special event! Brie Larson was all glitter and gold flakes at the Met Gala back in May, and since then I have been seeing this look more and more. From the New York runways to my bridal clients on their wedding days, it’s a blossoming trend and it’s absolutely perfect for this time of year!
Pro tip: Using a paintbrush and some firm hold mousse or gel, saturate the area you’re gilding, and then lay down the gold leaf paper. Tap with the handle of the paintbrush and peel off! These golden snowflakes will be the talk of the party!
Whether it’s red carpet glam or that ‘must-have’ haircut, celebrity hairstylist Brian Jarvis has spent nearly 15 years creating show-stopping styles for celebrities and clients, establishing himself as one of Toronto’s most sought-after hairstylists.