27 Feb, 2018
Holy-Moly we’ve got the festive cheer going literally through our hair! It’s the most wonderful time of the year with exciting brunches, lunches, dinners and dancing and a million ways to wear our hair. So whether you’ve got kinks, coils, waves or curls, we have lined up hairstyles to suit every hair texture and type. Certainly, you’ll turn heads in the holidays!
Trendsetter much, this one? It’s not rare to look for a hairstyle that will set you apart and Zoe Saldana surely read the same page. This low bun is perfect for wavy hair.
Prep: Prep it with a leave-in conditioner to avoid frizz and flyaways to ensure a sleek and smooth look.
Style: Bring your grown-out bangs in the front and with your remaining hair make a small bun at the nape of the neck. The Darling Super Star Hair Extensions 2 Pieces braid works well when attached to the bun like a ponytail. Take two sections of this ponytail and twist until you reach the end. Wrap the twist around the base of your ponytail, forming a bun. Secure it tighter from underneath, at the base to ensure it stays in place.
Complete The Look: Pull out a few strands and loosen up the look a bit. Finish with a shine spray and voila, you’re ready to step into the spotlight!
The pompadour demands and deserves all the attention it gets! You’ll surely turn heads with this effortlessly elegant updo. This hairstyle is ever so stylish and not so stuffy, even hours after your festive dinner is done. While you can try variations of this hairstyle, this braided pompadour definitely takes the cake.
Prep: Apply mousse on damp hair and rough-dry ends for volume and texture. Blow-dry your hair to create fullness through the crown and hairline.
Style: Using a comb, section off the center portion of the hair three-fourths of the way down and clip it up. Take each section of your hair, twist the ends and put up to the side and make a bun. Attach a braid to any of the pony sections and wrap it around or just secure it down.
Complete The Look: Rest the pompadour at the top of your head and you’re good to go!
Going with weaves and braids isn’t the only option. Trying out classics can be fun too. Beyoncé’s baby sister, Solange is all about class; embracing the traditional ‘fro and how!
Prep: Detangle your hair using a hairbrush. Use the African Pride Shea Miracle Moisture Intense Leave-in Conditioner to make sure your hair remains moisturized.
Style: Make at least five sections of your hair and braid it up by twisting. Wake up next morning to unbraid your hair and comb it forward. Use your comb and hands to pick it out and pad it back into the circle.
Complete The Look: Use hairspray to curl some remaining straight parts of your afro. For some drama, throw in your favourite pop lip colour!
We feel your frustration – so many curls, so little time! These easy to achieve finger coils can be done on both short and long natural hair. It’s a beautiful option when it comes to hairstyles for natural hair. Straw sets, flexi rods or a well-done twist out can allow just about anyone to achieve this perfect style.
Prep: Moisturize your hair to ensure it stays soft and healthy through the process.
Style: Section off a three-inch piece of hair and rake in a dollop of curl butter. Use a hairbrush to detangle the hair and evenly distribute the product. Twirl the section and spiral it all the way down.
Complete The Look: Blow-dry your hair and separate to get coils to die for.
Messy updos are meant to make your hair look gorgeously tousled, just as it would after a day on the beach. The texture is key here so this style works great on second-day hair as well. Since looking effortlessly pretty is the point, with these quick steps we’ve got you covered!
Janet Jackson here is proof that messy curls can leave you looking very put together too. We say this one’s perfect for when you’re in a rush! Which of course is almost always.
Prep: Apply leave-in cream or texturizing cream to your hair and then scrunch to intensify the look.
Style: Put your hair in a high ponytail at the top of your head. Tease your ponytail to add some volume and texture.
Complete The Look: Pull out a few strands and loosen it up to get that messy curl updo.
Now that you know how to create these holiday hairstyles, check out these 6 Easy Ways To Make Bantu Knots.
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