With the time-crunched, fast pace of the holiday season upon us and all the details occupying our brains, the last thing you want to worry about is your hair! Yet, once the party invitations start rolling in, you may do just that. Whether you’re seeking a sexy or demure look, the stylists at Undone Salon recommend the following quick & easy holiday women’s hairstyles:
Your Boise hair salon stylists suggests pulling your hair up if you decide to wear a strapless dress or a beautiful necklace. This elegant women’s hairstyle is inspired by the classic ballerina bun, but the feel of it is much looser without the primness. Begin with hair that’s smooth and straight. Using a clear elastic, gather all your hair into a high ponytail (though if you have bangs, leave them free). Pull two small sections of hair out of the ponytail. Pull the two sections of hair forward and clip out of the way. Working with small sections of hair at a time, “roll” the hair, pinning it as you go to secure it. Moving clockwise around the base of the ponytail, roll and pin the hair until you’ve created a bun. Unclip the two small sections of hair that you had pulled out of the ponytail. Twist each of the two sections of hair, then pin along the front of the bun to finish it.
If you feel like taking a trip back in time, your Boise hair salon stylist suggests incorporating a little old Hollywood glamor into your holiday look! Start by keeping your hair well hydrated. A moisturizing conditioner and regular deep conditioning masks will help to keep flyaways and breakage to a minimum. After towel drying your hair, scrunch volumising mousse evenly throughout. Leave you hair to dry naturally then part your hair deep on one side with a tail comb. Use a 1 1/2″ curling iron to curl large sections of your hair, starting from a few inches up from the ends.Brush the curls through to give your hair a unified wave then set your style with a high shine finishing spray. Be generous, you want plenty of hold!
Messy Side Braid
The side braid is a cute, and super easy style of braiding your Boise hair salon stylist recommends that goes over the shoulder. It looks especially nice with side-swept bangs or as a romantic, somewhat messy look. Give yourself a deep side part, separating your hair in two. From there, separate each section in two again, leaving you with four sections of hair. Starting with the section on the far left, cross underneath the next section, then over the third section, then under the fourth section, as if you were basket weaving your hair. Continue this with each “new” far left section until your hair is completely braided all the way down. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic. Gently tug sections of the braid apart to loosen things up a bit, giving you the messy look. Don’t pull too hard — just enough to loosen the plait.
Do Big Curls
To get this 40’s – 60’s inspired look yourself, your Boise hair salon stylist recommends creating a deep side part. Use a 1” barrel curling iron to curl your hair to the side, wrapping towards your face. Repeat on the other side of your face. Once they’re set, unwind the spirals and separate with your fingers. Run a boar-bristle brush through for extra body. To maintain the bouncy style, finish with a blast of hairspray. Finally, tuck a bobby pin on the side opposite your part for instant glamour.