Christmas Party Hair

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Be inspired this festive season with Christmas Party Hair tips by Neil Barton Hairdressing and SESH Hairdressing.


Quotes from Neil Barton, Owner of Neil Barton and Goldwell Ambassador

At Christmas time updos are always incredibly popular in the salon and as the years have progressed, I have noticed a lot of clients opting for softer hairstyles that look effortless, with a more un-done finish.

In particular, the Grecian look is one of my favourite hair looks for big events like Christmas parties because it is a relaxed, soft and unstructured look and looks fantastic when paired with statement earrings to add a more glamorous touch to the style.

This hairstyle is super easy to create and is perfect if you’re going straight from desk to dancefloor!

  1. Prep is so important with this style and I always advise before styling to use a Dry Shampoo to freshen up the hair but also to provide it with extra texture and grit to hold your hairstyle in place.

  2. With this look I always like to incorporate a plait to give the hairstyle a more contemporary finish. The plait is also incredibly on trend for the season! To do this, simply take the front section of your hair and pull this away from your face. Plait in any style you wish (French, Dutch) and once complete, pull the plait back and pin into place.

  3. The next part of creating this look is to simply take the remaining sections of your hair and pile these loosely on the top and back of your head, pinning them into place. This hairstyle should look really relaxed, so you don’t need to be too heavy handed.

  4. Spritz some hairspray throughout the hair to hold the look in place and finish by adding some pretty diamante hair accessories like hair pins or fresh flowers into the hair for a really feminine touch!

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Quotes from Simon Hill, Owner of SESH Hairdressing 

To me, Christmas time is all about experimenting with different styles and trying something that is outside your comfort zone. Braids are one of my favourite trends to work with at this time of the year, they look incredible and instantly add a glamorous edge to any outfit. This textured, braided up do is a look that clients love at SESH and it can be fairly easy to recreate at home if you follow these steps;

  1. Avoid washing your hair the same day as your hair will have more grip and manageability if washed 24 hours prior.

  2. Begin by sectioning your hair, take a section of hair down the middle of your head – this will form the braid. I recommend taking a section of hair around two or three inches wide for this as you want to be able to make the braid textured and bold enough to complete this look.

  3. Take two smaller pieces of hair from within this section of your hair and begin to tie them into knots. This is a great way to create a ‘braided’ effect but by tying knots in your hair, you will be able to add that modern and unique twist which ensures you will stand out from the crowd.

  4. Continue the knotting process throughout your hair until you reach the nape of your neck. Don’t be too neat as texture and dimension are key to this look.

  5. Tie the end of your braid using a clear hair tie to create a low ponytail and use your fingers and a comb to back comb the length of the ponytail. Create a lot of volume to ensure that relaxed and rugged finish is achieved.

  6. Finish with a mist of texturising spray and loosen pieces of the braid until you are happy with the finished look. 

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