It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are almost here! If you’re anything like us, your calendar is already starting to fill up with lots of holiday parties and activities. So it’s time to start planning our looks. While we can’t help you with the outfits, we can help you find your best holiday hairstyle. After all, the perfect party hairstyle is the best way to complete your look! Keep reading for our favorite holiday party hairstyles of 2018, and how you can recreate them at home. Hint: thicker-looking hair enhances any party hairstyle so don’t forget to add Toppik Hair Building Fibers to any of these looks.
Our Favorite Holiday Hairstyles of 2018
The Crown Braid
This elegant, playful updo works great for all hair textures. First, part hair down the center, then braid each section and fasten with a small, clear hair tie. Gently massage the sections of the braids, to slightly loosen and make hair look more full. Next, wrap the braids over the crown of your head and secure with bobby pins, taking care to tuck the ends under the braids. Using the Hairline Optimizer perfecting tool, apply Toppik Hair Building Fibers around the face to get a flawless, natural application of fibers that disguise any sparse areas around the face.
The Twisted Ponytail
Have shorter hair? This look only requires enough length to put your hair into a ponytail. First, part hair in the middle. Next, take a section of hair above your right ear and twist towards the back of the head, securing with several bobby pins along the way. Repeat the twisting on the left side of the head. Then gather the remaining hair into a ponytail. Finish the look with hairspray to eliminate flyaways.
The Bow Tie
We love adding a ribbon to a holiday hairstyle for an extra festive flair. Start with clean, loosely curled hair. Part hair on the side, then brush back hair starting at the crown. Pull back the top section of hair above the ears and secure with a hair tie. Then gently pull on the sides of the secured section to create a flattering, draped look. Using a ribbon of your choice, tie a bow around the hair tie to finish the look.
The Big Bun with Bling
This party hairstyle is super easy for anyone to pull off. Plus, it actually looks better with dirty hair, so it can save you a little time getting ready.
Brush hair into either a high or low ponytail. Ten twist into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Don’t have a lot of hair? Fake extra thickness in your topknot by using a mesh bun insert or a rolled-up sock. Follow with a shake or a spray of Toppik Hair Fibers to add texture and volume to your hair. Add rhinestone bobby pins or any other bling-y hair accessory to the bun for some added sparkle. Tip: to keep this style from looking too bridal, avoid crystal or white floral hair accessories. Finish the look with hairspray to eliminate flyaways and frizz.
The Baby Bun
This holiday hairstyle has a bit more of an edgy vibe than our other party hairstyles. First, divide hair into two sections at the crown. Fasten the upper section into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Either straighten the lower section of hair with a flat iron, or use a 1 ½” barrel curling iron to add loose waves. Whichever styling method you choose, make sure to use a heat protectant first! Finish the look by applying Toppik Fibers to cover any thinness and exposed scalp between the upper and lower sections of hair.
The Faux Chignon
It may look like a sophisticated chignon, but this holiday hairstyle is so much easier to style. First, place a sparkly, stretchy or colorful headband over the hair. Starting at the temples, take small sections of hair and loop them over and around the headband, leaving the front part of the headband exposed. As you work your way towards the back of the head, use larger sections of hair. Tuck any remaining hair between the headband and the back of the head. Then finish the look with hairspray to hold everything in place.
How will you style your hair this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!