The holiday season is here and we are all gearing up for the endless number of parties and dinners that we all have to attend. The list is endless and this provokes one of the most difficult questions in a woman’s mind – What to wear for the party? If you do not have a whole selection of clothes to wear at different occasions then consider wearing it differently.
One can make subtle differences by wearing different make up, accessories, and also by wearing your hair differently. Updos are a favored hairstyle option for formal evening wear but that does not mean that there are less alternatives. Here are a few popular options that are becoming increasingly popular during this holiday season.
Best Hairstyle Option For The Holiday Season
Ponytails are one of the most common hairstyles among women with long or medium length hair. You can be creative while tying a ponytail and make it look stylishly different. The endless list of variations will surprise many.
The easiest and the most popular version is to wear the ponytail at the nape. You have the option of either wearing it straight or use a curling iron to create subtle waves at the end. One can also create curls on the sections of the hair while pulling back the hair into a tight ponytail for a dramatic look.
This is very common among youngsters who like to party in style. To create pompadour, all you need to do is to section the hair at the crown and backcomb the hair to add volume to the hair. Next, brush the hair back while adding a soft-drying gel that helps in keeping the hair flat. Next, pull back the hair into a straight ponytail.
To create a modern yet fashionable appearance, wear the ponytail high. While creating this look, remember that you need to slick back the fly-aways and brush the hair slickly before tying into a high ponytail. Also, this is suitable for women with long and straight hair. If you have short or medium length hair, then consider using hair extensions.
This is a variation of a high ponytail even though a number of people prefer wearing it a little below the crown. A number of celebrities such as Kerry Washington have made this hairstyle immensely popular and fun and if you want a ‘no-nonsense’ look then this can be a great option for many.
For a formal evening when one is wearing a formal strapless gown during the endless holiday parties, then a loose updo is a great option.
One of the elegant options is an easy chignon that can be created by parting the hair into two sections. Next, pull back the hair into a ponytail while leaving a few strands of hair to frame the face. Twist the hair into a clean chignon and secure it with hair clips and bobby pins.
If you want to create soft and romantic curls that can frame the face then use a curling iron to curl the hair in different sections. Then let the curls cool off before pulling back the hair into a ponytail or twisting the hair into a high bun.
If you want to sport something that is less formal and sportier then a side ponytail is a better option. You have the option of creating a curly or a straight ponytail. While creating the ponytail, pull back the hair at the base and avoid using an elastic band. Using bobby pins to create the ponytail makes it look natural and perfect for evening wear.
Another popular option that can be a great option for youngsters is a messy braid that can suit every occasion. For best results, pull back the hair into a loose braid instead of pinning the hair back. Also, use a curling iron to create soft ringlets around that can look chic and messy. Also, let the strands fall as naturally as possible and avoid using a hair gel to slick off the fly-aways because the idea is to keep undone hair.
High Braided Bun
One hairstyle that rarely goes out of style is a bun. This is best created on unwashed hair as washed hair can be too slippery. Section the hair and start by curling each section with a curling iron that will add extra volume to the hair. Next, pull back the hair into a high ponytail while leaving a few hair strands to frame the face at the front.
With a boar bristle brush off the bumps in the hair and secure it with an elastic band. Once the hair is tied, braid the ponytail and wrap it around the base to create a formal bun. To prevent slippage, use bobby pins to secure the bun and end it by using a hairspray to get rid of fly-aways.
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