Style & Beauty
Expert Tips for Great Holiday Hair
12/2/2017 3:06:18 PM
Holiday Hair

There’s so much to think about during the holidays—from meal planning to parties to endless shopping lists—that most of us don’t have a ton of time for complicated hairstyles. If you’re looking for easy ways to keep hair looking great during the holidays, here are a few tips from the pros. 

Make travel easier with dry shampoo
Many of us are away from home during the holidays, which means limited access to drawers full of the sprays, creams, and styling tools we’re accustomed to. One way to keep hair from looking travel-weary is to invest in a professional style before your travels and then keep your roots looking clean with dry shampoo, which is sold in travel-sized spray bottles at drugstores, while you’re away. 
"Dry shampoo can extend your style for days,” says Noelle Mills of Signatures Salon in Lake Charles. "It also adds texture, so it will boost any limp locks.”

Loose curls are always in style
If you’re getting a blowout just before the holidays, and want to go for a more special occasion-ready style, opt for loose curls. Even if you decide to wear your hair down for dressier events and parties, a slight curl gives hair a more elegant, polished look. But the style is also relaxed enough not to look too dressy for more informal gatherings. "Loose curls are always a great look because they’re flattering on any length or face shape,” Mills says.

For a photo finish, tame flyaways
Holidays mean nearly endless photo ops, and many of those pictures end up posted on social media. To help hair photograph well even in dry winter air that often creates static, make sure hair stays smooth, especially in the bright lights of a camera flash. 

"Lighting is essential for great photos,” Mills says, "but bright lights also really accentuate flyaways. Be sure to use a great finishing product like Bumble and Bumble’s Brillantine or Thickening Crème Contour. They are great for setting your style and taming stray hairs.” 

Get messy
If you don’t want to let your hair down for all your holiday parties, there’s no need to head to the salon for a complicated updo. Try styles like a bun coiled at the nape of the neck or a loose French twist pinned in place with a sparkly accessory.
"A low bun or a French twist is a timeless classic that’s easy to execute,” Mills says. "And they look great messy, so if every hair isn’t in place, just go with it!” 

Holiday hair is all about feeling your best without having to spend too much precious time fussing with styling tools and hair products. Having a few essentials on hand—like a great hair accessory and a good styling spray—are really all you need for an easy, yet elegant look.
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