Hot Holiday Party Hair
Need some red-carpet-worthy strand inspiration for all your NYE parties? Take a cue from these leading ladies and debut a hairstyle that’s big on drama, large on style but insanely simple to wear on or off the red carpet.
Show-stopping Waves: Blake Lively
Blow it out and curl it up! Post blowout, curl your long locks with a large-barrel curling iron, then run a boar bristle brush through the spirals. Define your tendrils with a lightweight cream (we recommend Keratin Complex’s Infusion) to help add shine and keep your curls defined. Finish with a mist of light-hold hairspray (Keratin Complex’s Flex Flow Hairspray should do the trick) to keep your touchably soft waves on lock.
Side braided: Molly Sims
Part your hair on either the left or right side and create a thin, loose French braid crown by using the front pieces that frame your pretty face, stopping at the behind your ear. Cinch it in a ponytail and curl your ends with a large-barrel iron to add drama. Tame frizz and add definition to your ends with a lightweight styling cream (To Die For: Kevin Murphy’s Undressed) and keep that coif in place with a medium hold hairspray (A must have: Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray). Easy, breezy, beautiful Holiday hair.
Unkempt Updo: Mila Kunis
Create beachy curls by prepping dry hair with a sea salt spray (We cannot get enough of Bangstyle’s Sea Salt Spray) to add natural texture and light hold. Next, wrap hair in a figure 8 around your iron while holding it vertically. Secure it in a low, loose bun and push out some pieces to frame the face. Add some definition to the fringe with a light-hold and high gloss wax (Bling your strands with the diamond-dusted Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Illuminating Polish) and tresses are set for the limelight.
Screen Siren Pony: Miranda Kerr
Tease hair around the crown of your head (Add extra oomph with Kevin Murphy’s Texture Master for lift and volume Bridget Bardot would be proud of), then form everything into a pouf. Gather strands into a low ponytail and use a flatiron to smooth your bangs or face-framing pieces off to the side (Stylist’s choice: u-smooth mini for small spaces and sleek shine). Bombshells away!
Short Style, Deep Part: Jennifer Hudson
Line your part up to your well-designed eyebrow arch for maximum impact, then flat-iron (u-smooth’s 1 inch flat iron is great at adding a hint of swirl) sections of hair, creating a slight flip at the ends. Add shine and hold at your ends with a styling cream (u-smooth cream adds shine and weightless hold while reducing frizz and flyaways) and this style is set for all of your NYE photo opps.