This is the last post in my ‘Tis the Season’ festive week, I hope you’ve enjoyed my updates in the run up to Christmas! I was originally planning to round everything off tomorrow with a DIY present wrapping post, calling it ‘It’s a Wrap’ because wouldn’t that be an amazing post title for the final one in the series? But, then I realised I didn’t actually have any presents to wrap seeing as we’re away this year so I gave up on the idea ha. So in the last week we’ve talked party dresses, party food, and party etiquette, now it’s time to talk party hair! I’m fairly unadventurous when it comes to my hair on a day-to-day basis – it’s either up or down, wavy or straight – so if you’re anything like me you’ll be keen on party hairstyles which are fuss free, easy to do and super quick. Something you could easily create while getting ready in the office ahead of the Christmas party for example.
Ghd challenged me to create a party hairstyle for the holiday season using their new Arctic Gold Styler (which by the by is super dooper pretty – I mean look at it, perfect gift material right there) and I went one better and created three! Although they’re all basically a variation on the same style and require little to no effort so let’s not give me any props just yet.
I’d say I probably use my ghd’s to curl more than I do to straighten, which is perhaps a ridiculous admission to own up to but hey, it’s true. The simple loose wavy look that ghd’s create, is my go-to for a night out and I’ve got the routine down to a tee now, able to do my whole head in ten minutes flat. It’s arguably the quickest and easiest party look you can create if you’re in a hurry and the perfect option to go from your desk to the Christmas party without having to go home and shower first. So naturally this is the basis for my three party looks.
Presuming you’re starting with dry un-straightened hair (we’re going on the assumption you’re at work here) simply split your hair into sections and clamp and twist each piece to leave a soft wave behind (you can use the heat protect spray in the morning after washing). In no time at all you’ll have soft tumbling waves! What I like about using the ghd’s for curling your hair is that you can control the level of curl you get – pull the curl out straight for more of a loose wave or twist it tight for more of a ringlet curl.
The Side Sweep
1. Pull your curls over to one side
2. Take a strand of hair from the back of your neck and wrap around the rest of the curls to create a ponytail
3. Secure with a kirby and pull tight. Pull out your hair slightly at the top for a bit of volume
The Party Quiff
1. Seperate the top half of your hair
2. Use a brush to backcomb the section slightly for volume
3. Pin in place with kirbies and then brush out the remaining curls to keep them sleek
The Hollywood Waves
1. Use a wide paddle brush to brush through your curls until soft waves
2. Pull on side behind your ear and leave the front of the other side loose for a Hollywood style wave
So what are your go-to party hairstyles?
P.S I’m probably heading to the airport as you read this post as today we’re off on our honeymoon!! Hurrah! I’m so excited to share some snaps along the way during our travels but I will be switching off from the blog slightly while I’m away – It’s usually a bit quieter on here over the Christmas period anyway so hopefully it won’t be all that different. I’m hoping to do a few travel diaries as we go, but my schedule will be entirely dependent on our wifi connection and my laziness so don’t expect too much regularity.
Anyhoo I’ll end by wishing you a VERY Merry Christmas and as always you can follow me on Instagram to keep up with our adventures.