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Festive tresses

26 Oct 2020

Daily hairdo is something that never bothers most females, but when it comes to special occasions, there is always anxiety and confusion.

Most women to try something new, something that works best, but never feel satisfied with what the catalogues offer. Hair colour, texture and length dictate most of the styles and hairdressers never offer free advice, unless you settle down in their seats.

An article in UK’s Hood magazine says,  ‘If you struggle with stepping out of the box and creating hairstyles worthy of the A-list, have no fear. We’ve got the experts on hand, sharing their top tips for getting your hair under control and looking red carpet-ready, even for just a low-key day with the family.’

Here are four favourite styles for the festive season presented by Scottish hairstylist Jack Baxter, who looks after the likes of Jamie Genevieve and Kate La Vie and hairdresser to the stars Jason Collier, whose clients include the likes of Victoria Beckham and Sienna Miller. These can at least give an idea about what’s trendy and if one of these works for you. 


Sleek Ponytail

Brush through hair thoroughly to ensure it’s smooth and free of tangles.

Using a bristle brush, pull the hair into a high and tight ponytail at the crown of the head – smooth out any loose sections or bumps with a fine-tooth comb to ensure a completely flat, sleek finish. Fasten the ponytail with a snag-free band.

Pull one small section of hair to the side, and wrap this around the base of the ponytail to create a seamless look. Pin this piece in place.

Using a wide-barrel curling iron, tong the ponytail in small sections to create lots of waves, curls and movement. Leave the hair to cool before loosening the curls slightly with your fingers.

Mist the hair with a high-shine, strong-hold hairspray to fix it in place.

Finish with a glitzy hair accessory, fastened onto the base of the ponytail, for a glamorous final look. 


Messy Bun


Mist the lengths of the hair with a texturising spray, and then backbrush lightly from the mid-lengths to the roots, to give hair volume, smoothing out over the top layer with a comb.

Scoop the hair into a ponytail and fasten with a snag-free band.

Tease out some strands all over to give texture, but especially around the front sections if you want to emulate Meghan and her signature look.

Backbrush the ponytail and then twist it in the direction that your hair naturally wants to run. Twirl it into a bun shape and secure with kirby grips. 

Mist with hairspray and ruffle lightly with the fingertips for an undone look with regal credentials.


Halo Braid

Create a deep side parting, then brush the hair through thoroughly to get rid of any knots.

Start your halo braid with a section of hair from the front of your head, on the heaviest side of the parting, and begin to braid, adding in strands from the rest of your hair as you go.

Continue this technique the whole way around the head, ensuring the braid stays quite tight all the way round.

When you reach the end, braid the hair into a three-strand braid and fasten with a snag-free band, before tucking under the main braid and securing in place.

Finish with a light mist of hairspray and tease out some loose strands around the front for a beautifully relaxed finished look.

Glossy Blowout

Wash and condition the hair with shine-boosting products, and then prep the towel-dried hair with a hydrating blow-dry cream.

Spend some time blow-drying the hair, taking small sections at a time and using a roller brush to lift the hair, create volume and ensure a smooth finish. Twist the brush wherever you feel that the hair needs a little movement, and roll under at the ends to create a natural bounce.

Using a wide-barrel curling tong, wrap the mid-lengths around the tong and hold for ten seconds at a time. Leave the hair to cool, and then brush through the cooled curls to separate and soften them into looser waves.

Smooth some nourishing oil into the ends for added shine, and finish the look with a high-shine spray for a super-glossy finish.


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