Add Festive Flair with These Sparkling Hairstyles

Woman enjoying a party

Whether you are dressing up for a Christmas party or styling your hair for some New Year celebrations, it is always fun to add some festive flair to your look. While you likely already have your outfit all planned out, here are a few hairstyle ideas to really make your locks sparkle.

Glitter Roots
Glitter roots is a trend that has made its way around the festival circuit over the year, and is now making a comeback just in time for the festive season. A few different types of glitter will really help to make this look stand out, especially if you can find festive shapes and varying sizes. Once you have chosen your glitter, simply spray your roots with a layer of hairspray, and then sprinkle the glitter over this while it is still wet. You can style your hair in just about any way that you want with this look, and choose the placement of the glitter depending on where your roots are showing.

Ribboned French Braid
A French braid is a classic hairstyle that is perfect for the holidays, and adding a sparkly ribbon to it gives it the perfect festive twist. Choose a ribbon that is a few inches longer than the hair that you are braiding, and use this as one of the four sections of hair that you braid. In addition to creating a standard French braid, you can also use the ribbon technique with many of the other French braid variations out there, whether this may be twisting it up into a bun or tying it around your face into a crown.

Textured Middle Bun
A textured middle bun is a romantic festive updo that is perfect for a holiday party or a special Christmas date. To begin with, you need to create gentle tousles through your hair with a curling iron, making sure to use a heat protecting spray beforehand, before twisting this up into an airy bun that has a slightly messier feel to it. Pull a few strands of hair out from either side, as this will beautifully frame your face. To finish this look off, decorate your bun with a sparkly hair accessory, either in metallic or jewel tones.

Glittering Headband
If you simply do not have the time to spend on a complicated holiday hairstyle this year, then invest in a festive, glittering headband instead. This will add an element of chic to just about any style, and will also hide any hair flaws that you may be dealing with, whether this may be flyaway strands or a layer of frizz. Headbands actually work much better with styles that are slightly messy, as perfectly finished hairstyles paired with a headband can often look quite stiff.

When it comes to adding some sparkle to your hair for a festive event, there are so many different options out there. Whether you want to sprinkle glitter onto your roots, invest in a few sparkly hair accessories, or go for sophisticated jewel tones, these styles are all perfect for the holidays.


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