Holiday hairstyles can present big conundrums. What should you do? How much is too much? Is glitter OK? Well, maybe this yuletide will be a little easier on all of us, because I spoke with Randa Squillacote, the hairstylist on The Vampire Diaries, and she had great styling tips for holiday hair, including an easy tutorial for the perfect updo. So to find out how to get enviable holiday hair, just keep reading.
What holiday hairstyle gives you the most bang for your buck?
Hair accessories are always quick and safe. Try a headband or scarf wrapped in the hair. For a more whimsical look, put jewelry in your hair, like a colorful necklace or even a pin from Grandma’s jewelry box. Or take some of that glitter eye shadow you’ve been hanging onto and apply it to the hair ends.
Do you have any hair tricks from working on set for bringing a look up to par fast?
Use a shine spray or serum and brush hair upside down and lift back up for a refreshed look.
What’s your favorite hairstyle for this season?
Braids! Use your own hair or “add on” braids for different texture and color. Interwoven braids in a plain updo will instantly give you a casual, elegant holiday hairstyle.
Any tips for a great updo?
Use a curling iron or electric rollers to make loose curls and then, with just your hands, twist wavy sections of hair (large or small sections depending on your hair's length and texture—the thicker the hair, the larger the sections; finer hair needs smaller sections) and pin them into place at the base. Make sure to use a styling spray with thermal intelligence like White Sands Liquid Texture Soft Hold. Let the ends free fall all around your face for an organized but messy look.
Do you have a quick, pretty idea for a look that’s good for a company party or family get-together?
You always want to look a little different when you're holiday socializing with co-workers or family. If you wear your hair straight, go curly—and if you have curly hair, go straight. It's also easy to accessorize—hair jewels are the perfect finishing touch. Be creative; it’s only a hairstyle and it will return to normal after one wash.