Your Guide to Holiday Hair: 5 Winter Wedding Styles
By Katie Harrington
It’s the biggest dilemma of the year…what to wear to all those holiday festivities! Work parties, winter weddings, New Year’s Eve—so many occasions, so many outfits. Throw in a great hairstyle on top of everything else? The pressure is on. That’s where you come in. You know just what to pair with her sequined bandage dress for New Year’s Eve; what will work best with the black tuxedo jumpsuit she’ll be rocking at her holiday office party; and the best choice for the lace, off-the-shoulder midi she picked for her bestie’s December nuptials. Consider this your personal inspiration board for all her winter wedding styles.
Richard Mannah | @richardmannah
1. Apply label.m Volume Mousse. Dry the mousse into the hair and smooth with a paddle brush.
2. Once the hair is dry, gather it into a ponytail at the occipital. Before securing, pinch the front and top of the hair to create height and a distressed texture.
3. Secure the ponytail with an elastic, then create a rope braid all the way through to the ends.
4. Apply label.m Resurrection Style Dust to the braid, then pinch each side to create width and texture.
5. Twist the braid around the base of the ponytail and pin. Pinch and tweak the braid on each side for balance.
Shelley Gregory | @shelleygregoryhair
1. Prep hair with Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.
2. Curl with a 1-inch wand, wrapping all the hair away from the face.
3. Gently brush out the curls with a natural bristle brush, and part the hair on the side, above the arch of the brow.
4. Divide the hair into two circular sections, one from the crown to the occipital—this is Section A. The remaining hair is Section B.
5. Begin in the front on the side with the most hair in Section B, and create a Dutch braid. Continue around the entire section. Follow the shape of the head, work to the ends and secure with a clear elastic.
6. Starting at the bottom of the Dutch braid, pull pieces loose, and open up the braid to make it fuller. Continue to the top, securing loose ends with bobby pins.
7. In Section A, tease the base with a fine-tooth comb, then smooth with a natural bristle brush.
8. Create a fishtail braid across the bottom of Section A, braiding to the ends. Secure with a clear elastic.
9. Starting at the bottom, loosen Section A, and wrap it around the crown. Secure with pins and mist with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray.
10. Wrap Section B around the head, outside of the fishtail braid. Secure with bobby pins.
Half-Up Braided Bouquet
Katelynd McDonald | @hairbykatelynd
1. Comb the hair into the natural parting.
2. Create two Dutch braids on each side of the part.
3. Secure each braid with elastics, then pull apart the braids.
4. Connect the braids with another elastic, then shape into a messy bun. Pin and secure with bobby pins.
5. Use the hair underneath the first bun to create a second, messy bun right below the first. Secure and pin.
6. Loosely curl the remaining hair, alternating the direction of the iron for a beachy look.
Hot Cross Bun
Shelby Doehrmann | @shelbydoehrmann
1. Prep with Davines This is an Invisible No Gas Spray, and wave hair with a 1.-inch curling iron.
2. Spray the roots with Davines This is a Dry Texturizer. Tease the roots for volume, and comb the top half of the hair into a half ponytail on the crown. Secure with an elastic.
3. Tease the half ponytail and smooth the surface.
4. Twist and wrap the ponytail around itself to form a topknot bun. Secure with bobby pins and Davines This is a Strong Hair Spray.
5. Place the bun cuff (Shelby’s is from Chloe + Isabel) around the topknot and secure with the bun cuff pin.
Pull-Through Wrap Braid
Renee Marie Plante | @styles_by_reneemarie
1. Prep the hair by creating soft curls using the ghd Platinum Flat Iron.
2. Part the hair about 2 inches behind the ear and bring it around to the opposite side (the way a headband would lay). Clip up the remaining hair in the back of the head.
3. Begin a pull-through braid, starting behind the right ear and ending on the opposite side. Leave some face-framing strands out to soften the look.
4. Once you reach the left ear, end the braid by working away from the head, pulling through 2 to 3 more times.
5. Create a reverse topsy-tail ponytail with the remaining hair in the back.
6. Roll up and pin the curls from the ponytail to create a curly bun.
7. Leave some strands out and re-curl them to create a softer, undone look.
Watch Renee create the look below!
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