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Holiday Hair Inspiration

 
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Dressing up during the holidays is lots of fun. It's that time of the year when sparkles, high heels, and bubbly glasses of champagne seem all the more festive, and it gives you a reason to add a little extra glamour! While we love to work a dark smoky eye or deep red lipstick, the holidays also present an opportunity to try a more exciting hairstyle. Whether you create loose tumbling curls, add a hair accessory, or pull your locks back into a sleek ponytail, there's something that works for everyone’s holiday style. We spoke with InStyler celebrity hairstylist Dean Banowetz and got some tips on how to look after your hair during the colder months, plus some tricks on how to style it.

Sexy Waves

Whether you create loose waves or a more polished style, curls are a pretty choice for the holidays. "Big curls or waves will add personality to any look," says Dean. "An easy way to do this is to take damp to almost-dry hair, twist it all together and wrap it into a spiral bun. Secure hair with bobby pins until it's dry, then let it down—you’ll have a natural curl or wave and look gorgeous!"

Beautylish recommends: Moroccan Oil Curl Defining Cream

Chic Ponytail

A simple, sleek ponytail works just as well with jeans and a blazer as it does with a sequined party dress. "A nice twist to a ponytail is to add a bend to the ends of your hair, which can easily be created using the InStyler," says Dean. "To do this, section your hair and bend the InStyler inward or outward at the ends. This will add some body to your ends, frame the face, and show off any layers."

Beautylish recommends: Tigi Bedhead Masterpiece Massive Shine Hair Spray

Elegant Updo

Twisting your hair into an elegant bun is easy to do and allows you to create many different styles. Wear it low at the nape of your neck or up high in a top knot. You can even add a braid for extra dimension. An updo is also a great way to protect your hair from the wind and harsh conditions. "Using a protective spray before you style will defend your hair from environmental damage that comes with the extremes of winter," says Dean.

Beautylish recommends: Redken All Soft Supple Touch Conditioning Spray

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