I can’t believe blogmas is nearly over but that means Christmas is almost here which is so exciting! I haven’t done a hair styles blog before but as I have long hair I thought why not use it! And blogmas is the perfect time to create some content I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’m not the best at hair but when I make more of an effort I always feel more confident. These three styles should give you a few ideas or inspiration to adapt during the festive season when you want to make a little more effort for those Christmas gatherings!
Style 1… The Braided Up Do
This style is based on the ideas from this website. I love having my hair off my face and but sometimes a simple ballet bun is a bit boring. I love this look as the bun is more relaxed as it is low and the braids either side make it look so unusual.
To create the look first split the hair into 3 sections, keeping the middle one the thickest.
Take the middle section and put it up into a high ponytail and secure with a normal hair band. Divide the hair from the ponytail into two and wrap them around each other (like a twist). Secure at the end with an invisible band. Wrap the twist around the high pony tail as if creating a bun and secure with a band. Pin into place to cover the band with your hair.
Take the two strands of hair left and plait each one. Secure each with a clear elastic band. Pull the hair from each band out by expanding the plaits out a bit. This makes the plait thicker. Take each plait to the back of your hair and wrap around the bun. Secure in place with hair grips.
Finish with lots of hairspray to keep it in place!
Style 2… Wavy Ponytail
I wanted to create a few curls in my hair with my curling tongs for this look. I thought the classic pony tail with a bit of a twist would be nice for those evening dinners at Christmas and the festive drinks!
First put your hair up in a high ponytail and secure with a hair band. Before doing this, take out one strand from either side of your face out of the pony tail, making the right strand thicker than the left.
Divide the right strand at the front of the face in half and wrap the back half around the hair band to create that flawless natural hair look. This disguises the hair band! Secure the wrapped strand of hair in place with a hair pin.
Next heat up your curling irons and curl the hair in your up do, taking tiny sections at a time. You want to focus on curling the ends of the hair and so that means wrapping the very end bits around the curling tongs and overlapping the rest of the hair over that, when threading the hair around the tongs. Do the same with the front bits to create a little texture in to frame your face. Spray with hairspray.
Style 3… Subtle Waves
I love this look. I have naturally wavy hair but when I don’t want a full-on wave I like this style starting from straight hair as it just adds a little texture to my look.
This is literally curling the ends of the hair to create relaxed waves. To do this, wrap the very end bits of each strand around the curling tongs and overlap the rest of the hair around that, when threading the hair around the tongs. Hold each curl for about 20 seconds and do small sections at a time. Then ruffle out the hair with your hands and spray with hairspray to keep in place.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and it is a little different to my other posts. Let me know if you want me to do more in the future and I can in the New Year!