Halloween is over which means it’s the holidays. I guess. According to, like, retail in America. Which also means, you’re probably going to be going to a lot more parties and get togethers than usual. Parties and get togethers where you have to dress to the nines. And, ya knowww, a great hairdo is a lovely accessory. “Too bad I suck at doing my hair…”, you think. OH, HUSH. Here are three cute and festive hair styles that are super easy to achieve and took me five minutes or less!
Let’s get your hair to a good place first.
To hold the style, you want your hair to have texture. I put a styling creme and a heat protectant in my hair then blow dried it. BUT WE NEED MORE TEXTURE.
So, let’s dry shampoo them straaaands. I have been loving Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Shampoo. Plus, for whatever reason, because I’m not sure if it actually does, but I think it smells delicious. Now, if your hair was soft and slippery, it should be a little more voluminous and, if you fuss with it, it’ll hold a little better.
Start by parting your hair and braiding it into pigtail braids. I did it all pretty messily and imperfectly because I don’t want to actually look like a milkmaid. When pinning the braids, put the bobby pins in to the braid vertically pushing it in in the opposite direction of the braid. It keeps the pins hidden and keeps a strong hold.
After the braids were up, I did some more pulling and disheveling. But look how cute! Add a red lip and a sequined top and you are set!
The Top Knot
This one is so easy you don’t even need a hair tie! Just bobby pins!
Start by parting your hair and separating out two sections from the front. Pull the back section up into a bun on top of your head. Fasten with bobby pins. Take one side of the front section, wrap it around the bun, and fasten with bobby pins. Repeat with the other side. Pull some hair out, add a ribbon if you like, and BOOM…that is it. Paired with a metallic eyeliner? INSTAGLAM. INSTAFESTIVE.
The Fishtail Side Bun
This one is the most time consuming and it still takes two seconds.
Start by doing a fishtail braid. Don’t know how to fishtail braid? Well, Google it, c’mon, be resourceful. It’s super easy. When you’re finished, make it messy (Man, I really don’t like things being perfect…well, I like them to be perfectly imperfect). Tie it off with a clear elastic and tuck the ends in. This will make the next step easier. Roll the braid on itself toward you head.
Bobby pin it! Pull some strands out and curl them, if you must. And then you’re done!
So festive. So easy. But, heyyy, maybe you’re not into parties. Maybe you like to curl up with your plush blanket, peppermint hot chocolate, a slice of gingerbread and watch movies. There’s an updo for you too.
Cue up Bridget Jones’ Diary or Holiday Inn, pile your hair up in this ridiculous bun, put on your best flannel and pray for snow. Or just a day that’s below 80 degrees.
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