With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your head-to-toe looks! Hair is an important component of any outfit as it frames your face and can make you look like a completely new person. From curly to straight, short to long, there are hairstyles to fit anyone’s mood. Read on for a roundup of our favourite hairstyles that will ensure you are the belle of the ball.
And, since it’s the time to dazzle, there is no such thing as too much bling!
This beautiful and intricate hairstyle on actress Teyonah Parris works best on Afro-textured hair and for anyone who has a curly pattern. Teyonah Parris is a trendsetter and this style radiates beauty and elegance. You will need to have medium to long hair to create the twists. You can always add hair extensions if your hair is short. It’s a rather quick updo to do, but the trick is to have bobby pins, a good conditioner and gel. You will look and feel like royalty when you head out the door!
Get inspired and create a similar look with the help of a tutorial by Youtuber Daphnie of Créole Naturelle.
Veronica Lake Inspired Waves
Veronica Lake, the famous American actress from the 1940s, is known for her peek-a-boo waves and has inspired so many to replicate it. This hairstyle on actress Amanda Seyfried never goes out of style because it’s classic and glamorous. It works best on long and straight hair but anyone can achieve this look if they are willing to straighten their hair first. Again, you can always add extensions to add more length. You can create the waves with a curling iron or with curlers.
Learn how to recreate the look from hairstylist Theodore Leaf.
Jewelled Headband with Pixie Cut
Pixie cuts are versatile when you know how to style them. You can add volume by using mousse or curling your hair. You can also change your part to revamp your look or add accessories for a dash of glam! With a pixie, your hair is short and you have limited styling options but you can add dimension with the sparkles from a jewelled headband. The jewels will create contrast and will be an extra statement piece to top off your holiday outfit.
Tousled Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Anyone can pull off this simple style as it works for almost all hair types and instantly makes you look more stylish. It works best on medium to long hair as you can clearly see the different parts that mesh together. Add a chic piece of jewellery and you are ready for your holiday party.
Anyone can try a little colour for the end of the year celebrations. With the many options for temporary colour, you no longer need to go to the salon for a quick change. For damage-free and intense colour that works on all hair types, hair colours and textures, here are our top picks:
L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1 Day Colour – Works on every hair colour and type
Dark and Lovely Go Intense Color Spray – Originally made for dark hair that is afro-textured, curly or relaxed but also suits all hair types.
Written by Carole Zidouemba