The 3 hottest holiday hairstyles and how to achieve them

Invitations are pouring in – and while you’re thrilled to be back to painting the town red this festive season after a Covid hiatus, you’re back to the annual dilemma of pulling yourself together and looking presentable.

We often spend so much time deciding what to wear, that when it comes time to style our hair, we leave it to the very last minute – often throwing it into a pony, giving it a spritz and rushing it. outside. Ammiright? But you’re in luck, because the ponies are in this holiday season – but with a twist.

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We’ve also identified two other party-perfect styles that are so simple, somebody can do them. Believe me, I can’t even handle a curling iron!

Remember that your hair is one of your best accessories and often the first thing people notice when you walk into a room. So don’t leave this to an afterthought – plan ahead and sport a style that will truly stand out.

1.Bouffant Bardot

Nothing screams “I’m ready to party!” than a Bridget Bardot bouffant. The 60s-inspired style is all the rage thanks to hit shows based on that era like Showtime George and Tammy. “This look is all about keeping your hair’s natural texture and adding volume,” says legendary hairstylist Frederic Fekkai.

Here’s how to get that #BigHairEnergy:

  • Using a root lift spray will add the extra lift and body you need for this look. On damp hair, spray the FEKKAI Root Lift at the root and rub it into the scalp before blow-drying.
  • Once hair is dry, part hair in half and spray dry texturizing spray like Oribe or JVN Embody Volumizing Foam tto give your fluffy hair movement and texture.
  • Then, with a hairbrush, comb the upper part of the hair and lightly spray with hairspray. to lock the volume.
  • Once the hair is fully styled, use a boar bristle brush and lightly brush the hair back to smooth the top layer.
  • Gather the top part of your hair to create the bouffant, secure it with pins. Leave a few strands to frame the face.

2. Bubble ponies

Bubble ponies are practically effortless, but look super chic! I recently shook one for one Daily access appearance.

It’s a great way to show off a high neck or embellished top. It’s also an easy way to show off your facial bone structure, or keep hair away from your face in case you plan to dance the night away and sweat it out! “It’s effortless if you have little time between [your] business day and holiday events,” Fekkai shares.

Here’s Fekkai’s step-by-step on how to achieve this look:

  • Gather the hair into a ponytail, high or low, depending on your preference!
  • Brush out knots and spray texturizing spray to Thicken your pony, adding soft texture and body without making the hair stiff.
  • Depending on the length of your hair, place the rubber bands 2-4 inches apart along your ponytail. You can use rhinestone ponytail holders if you want to add some extra pizzazz!
  • Create bubbles by pinching the side to expand the shape, repeat this step until you reach the end of your ponytail.
  • To complete the look, give your head a light spray of hairspray to set the style and tame flyaways.

3. Slicked back bun

Here’s an understated classic style that doesn’t have enough credibility. “This clean and simple style is incredibly elegant,” says Fekkai. “I love this slick updo because it can be dressed up or down while still being glam.”

With this style you can make it super neat or pull out a few pieces around the face to make it look a little messier. Here’s how to achieve this look:

  • The key elements of this look are shine and softness. Prepare your hair with straightening products, starting with the FEKKAI Prime Mist. Spray evenly on damp hair and comb through to hydrate and smooth flyaways.
  • Add a few drops of FEKKAI Brilliant Gloss Glass Anti-Frizz Hair Oil Serum to really smooth out those flyaways, add extra shine and protect hair from artificial heat up to 450º.
  • Then using the FEKKAI Straight Balm to create this liquid glass hair look, apply it from roots to ends before blow-drying.
  • Then pull your hair into a ponytail. Generously add the texturizing spray to your pony to create volume and texture.
  • Twist your ponytail counterclockwise, securing it with pins.
  • Finish with hairspray all over. You can add a decorative barrette or bow for a holiday touch.

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