One of the best parts about the festive season is the parties. We’re talking anything from casual work functions to classy cocktail evenings – any excuse to get dressed up and splurge a bit on some new products! By the end of the year, though, it’s easy to get stuck in the same old beauty rut.
Take the opportunity to liven up your look by styling your hair in a different way this Christmas season. These celebrities have paved the way for some stunning hair trends this year, so what better occasion to take a leaf out of their books and try something new?
A-List Hair Inspiration for Any Christmas Occasion
Although the youngest Kardashian sister has clearly taken the beauty world by storm this year, it’s model and fashion icon Kendall that we’re taking our hair tips from this Christmas. Kendall’s been seen sporting a huge range of hairstyles but the one that’s stood out is her signature slicked back ponytail. This ‘do is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, whether you’re thinking edgy and cool or classic chic.
To get Kendall’s look, you’ll need to prep your hair first with a heat protector such as the ghd Straight & Smooth Spray. A straightener like the ghd Platinum Straightener will do a flawless job of ironing out any kinks while minimising the damage to your hair. Then, simply pop your hair back into a high ponytail, brushing through your hair lightly to get rid of any bumps. Make sure everything is set in place with a heavy-duty hairspray like the ghd Final Fix or the Redken Triple Take. This smooth and shiny look is sure to turn heads at any Christmas party, especially when paired with Kendall’s famous red lip!
J-Law has changed her hair so many times in the past year or two that we can barely count them all! One style that’s triumphed above them all, though, was the textured lob she debuted at the New York premiere for ‘Mockingjay: Part 2’. This wavy look with added volume at the back can be achieved super easily and is perfect for anyone with hair of a similar length.
After you’ve washed and conditioned your hair, blow dry with a volumising product like the Moroccanoil Volume Root Boost for amplified results that’ll last from pre-drinks to when the party wraps up. If your hair isn’t naturally wavy, you can use a heated styling tool like the ghd Creative Curl Wand to emulate Jen and achieve those effortless, slightly dishevelled waves. This hairstyle is super low maintenance as you can scrunch it up on the go to add more volume, so it’s perfect for busy evenings out!
Our favourite truth-speaking model mama has accomplished a lot this year, including the success of her cookbook and the birth of her daughter. Despite her busy schedule, though, Chrissy has continued to turn it out, delivering quite a few major hair moments. The absolute best in our opinion was her super-intricate braid at the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet. This look requires a lot of hair, so if yours is on the longer side, this is the perfect Christmas party style!
To achieve this look, you’ll need a barrel brush or something similar to create volume. The Babyliss Pro Ceramic Hot Air Brush is a revolutionary airstyler that you can use to build up that thickness and volume while avoiding any flyaways or frizz. Then it’s time to get creative and start braiding – Chrissy’s stylist has opted for a messy yet intricate fishtail, but you can do whatever suits you. If you’re going for a smoother look than what Chrissy is sporting, you could even use the Redken Braid Aid Defining Hair Lotion to simplify your braiding and ensure it stays in place all night long.
Who are you taking inspiration from for this year’s Christmas party hairstyle?