Friday, December 19, 2014

Quick and Easy Holiday Hair for 2014

'Tis the season for last minute shopping, gift wrapping presents and attending holiday parties and family get-togethers. With the hustle and bustle of the 2014 holiday season now in full swing, the last thing we want is to spend a lot of time styling our hair for all of our festivities. Have your hair party-ready in a hurry with these simple, yet elegant, quick and easy holiday hair how-to's.

No Curling Iron Needed - Only 4 Quick & Easy Steps - 2 Sleek & Chic Holiday Styles

Supplies Needed:
  • hair clips 
  • elastic hair ties/rubber bands  
  • hair doughnut
  • teasing brush or tail comb
  • bobby pins
  • hair spray and shine spray 

Holiday Wrapped Bun

Step 1: Choose a deep side part on either side of your head, the opposite side of where the bun is placed. Take a horizontal section at the parietal ridge* and clip the hair on top out of the way. Smooth the hair on the bottom section and with a hair tie, secure a low side ponytail at the nape. *Parietal ridge: the widest area of the head, starting at the temples and ending at the bottom of the crown.

Step 2: Next, add in the hair doughnut by sliding the ponytail through the opening of the doughnut. Tilting your head down and to the side (so ponytail is facing up) to evenly spread your hair over the doughnut. Secure hair around bun by placing a hair-tie over the entire hair doughnut.

Step 3: Tease the remaining hair left out of the doughnut to create a cushion above the bun and towards the back of your head, then secure cushion with bobby pins. 

Step 4: Remove clip holding hair on top of  your head. Tease the hair at your crown and smooth all of your hair back towards your bun. Twist the ends of your hair slightly and wrap hair clockwise around the base of the bun. Secure ends with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray and shine spray.

Holiday Wrapped Chignon


Step 1: Create a side part from the front hairline to the high point of the head and take a horizontal section from ear to ear and secure each top sections with clips.

Step 2: Secure a low ponytail at the nape with hair tie and add a second hair tie approximately 6 inches down from first. Spread out hair in between each hair tie. PRO TIP: While placing a firm grip on second hair tie, pull on the longer strands of hair at end of ponytail to best achieve this.

Step 3: Wrap the remaining hair of ponytail around the middle of the doughnut, creating a crescent type shape. Wrap upward until at the base of your ponytail. Smooth hair covering the doughnut and secure with bobby pins.

Step 4: Remove clips from top sections. Over direct each side back behind the ear and create a soft, loose twist. Twist hair and wrap around the doughnut and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hairspray and shine spray.


While these styles are both simple and easy to do, they may still require a little bit of time and preparation before hand to become efficient at them and get just right. Always remember that 'practice makes perfect!'