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Dos and Don’ts for Fabulous Holiday Hair!

BlogBeauty Tips | December 27, 2013

‘Tis the season to be jolly and look fantastic! Be merry by sporting a special hairdo during holiday celebrations. You can choose a fun, whimsical look or one of sophisticated glamour. Why try a new ‘do now? Think about it- during this time of gatherings with loved ones, you’ll be seen and photographed more often than at any other time of year. So dress up your style and prepare to party!

To help you get it right, you should follow some style guidelines. There’s a fine line between tacky and
tremendous- don’t get caught on the wrong side! Here are some dos and don’ts for holiday hair:

DO: Deck your hair with gleaming accessories.

Just like Christmas tree ornaments, accessories can embellish your hair with a festive vibe. They provide special sparkle in the glow of candlelight and holiday décor.
Choose accessories that add just a touch of glamour to your everyday look. A rhinestone bobby pin looks great on side-parted hair, or place clip-on crystal snowflakes within the weaves of braids and updos.


DON’T: Overdo it.

 You don’t want to appear as if you’re wearing a costume. Even though you’re excited about dressing up, avoid the tendency to use every clip and bow you own at one time! Accessories are made to accent, not overwhelm. Try to coordinate with clothing, hair length and achieve a balance.

DO: Spray in some shimmer and shine.

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To look party ready, you can try spray-on sheen. Get glamorous with shine sprays for a glossy appearance, or add enchantment with subtle spray glitter in silver, gold and seasonal colors. Another fun option is to spray some temporary highlights on in any color you choose. Remember, it washes out.


DON’T:  Spray in too many colors or textures. 

Be careful to select a shade that flatters your skin tone and base color. Just because you love bright blue doesn’t mean it will be flattering with red hair and a holly green outfit. Spraying shine spray or any agent too often will flatten and separate tresses, giving it a grungy, oily appearance.

DO: Add an extension (or two) for party-ready enhancement.

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Clip-in hair extensions are available in many retail stores as well as salons. Quality extensions perfected by a professional stylist can add inches to your locks and immeasurable appeal to your overall special seasonal style. They can also be added to updos for more height or intricate designs such as braids. Or, just clip on one for a contrasting pop of color.


DON’T: Do it yourself if you aren’t skilled.

In other words, heed the warning: Don’t try this at home! Trying to select the ideal hair extension strands can be difficult. They may need to be applied using special tools or techniques, and the shades may have to be adjusted to blend with your own hair. Some cutting can be involved too. Check with your stylist about creating an elegant style with these extra pieces.

DO: Try something special with confidence.

Whichever specialty look you decide on, be confident with it. If you really have doubts, then just wear a nicely groomed version of your usual look. Happiness makes the hairstyle work for you. If you’re worried, you won’t wear it well.


DON’T:  Complain.

No one wants to hear your hair woes, especially when it’s time to celebrate the important things in life. If you don’t like how your hairstyle turned out, just take it as a learning experience and move on. Go on, join the party. It’s not always about the hair!

Lorraine Letcavage

Written by Lorraine Letcavage

Lorraine has been involved with the beauty school industry for over 5 years, having been employed as a copywriter, editor and blog writer for Empire Education Group. Most of her career has been in Education, as she has a passion to learn and share knowledge to benefit others. She has a BA in English and enjoys writing newsletters, marketing material, and informative pieces for various companies and websites. A self-professed beauty product junkie, Lorraine reads about all the latest trends and uses her connections in the salon industry to stay current in cosmetology.

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