When dressing up for special occasions it is very important to combine the perfect look by choosing the right hairstyle to complement your choice of clothing. With the festive season just around the corner, I thought of putting together two practical hairdos which can be easily done in the comfort of your home yet still achieve that catwalk look we all aspire to.
The Vintage Up-do (Image 1)
If you want to stand out from the crowd this season create a unique style and go retro. It’s a very simple yet effective way of dressing up your hair this Christmas.
How to get the look:
Apply mousse to damp hair, preferably a flexible hold mousse, in order to create soft locks and scrunch dry. Do this with your head upside down to get lots of body and volume.
Once your hair is dry, comb the roots back and create a soft banana up-do or French plait leaving your hair very lose and messy.
Wrap a pretty head scarf behind your ears, carefully leaving your fringe or some tendrils out to create a soft look. You may opt for a traditional Christmas berry red colour or any other colour which complements your outfit.
This hair style will instantly turn a plain dress into a stylish one!
The Top Knot Bun (Image 2)
There are so many reasons as to why I absolutely love this hairstyle!
Firstly, it adds elegance to any outfit you wear and it is such a classic style.
Secondly, it is super quick to achieve and it will literally transform you in minutes. So when having a bad hair day no need to fuss, just opt for this top knot style!
Lastly, this hairstyle will help make you look taller and slimmer!
How to get the look:
Tilt your head down and gather all your hair into a high ponytail and secure firmly with an elastic band.
Make sure that all fly-away hair is neatly combed and secured by using hairspray. A Super hold hairspray will do the trick and keep all fly-away hair at bay.
Slip a doughnut ring (you can easily find this from leading pharmacies and beauty shops) through your ponytail and wrap your hair around it starting clockwise. Secure your hair around the doughnut ring with pins.
You can finish the look by adding a brooch or ribbon around your top knot bun to create a special festive hair-do and voila!
Sara Caruana, My Passion for Hair!