Christmas party season can be exhilarating, exciting and often a little bit tiring – so make your pre-party planning a little easier this year by getting your festive hairstyle sorted before the big day.
We’ve done our research and come up with nine simple, striking styles for all hair types - whether you’re looking to wear your hair long and sleek, pump up the volume or make the most of your natural curls.
If you’re feeling super-organised, check out our guide on how to detox hair for when the party season’s over – and start the New Year looking refreshed and fabulous.
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Christmas hairstyle ideas for long, sleek hair
If you’ve always loved your lengths and you’re planning to show them off this season, here’s our round up of super-silky, sleek hairstyle ideas to add glamour and mirror-like shine.
Mid-length bobs traditionally sit on or just below your shoulders, and this versatile cut can we worn shaggy, volumised, wavy and straight – but for the ultimate Christmas party look, we recommend keeping things simple and keeping your hair straight and sleek.
Start by using our Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Shampoo and Miraculous Recovery Repairing Conditioner to prep your hair, and then lightly towel dry. Add a dab of anti-frizz serum to your lengths and use a barrel brush with your hairdryer to shape your bob, making sure your lengths are sleek with a hint of volume.
Celebrities love the wet hair look, and it’s an easy, simple style which works well at more formal events. The key to getting this look right is blotting your hair dry before styling - don’t roughly towel dry, and stop once your hair’s around 60% dry. Then, gently comb through with a wide-tooth comb and apply a small amount of Frizz Ease All-in-1 Extra Strength Serum to add shine.
Once your hair’s dry, tousle the ends through your fingers so that the sleek portion on top and the bottom of your lengths blend together. Finish with Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray to make sure your ultra-smooth style lasts.
High gloss ponytail
Sophisticated, silky and suitable for all kinds of festive events, a glossy high ponytail is a great all-rounder if you’ve got long, thick hair.
Prep your hair by washing with our Miraculous Recovery Repairing Shampoo and Miraculous Recovery Repairing Conditioner, then add a small amount of Frizz Ease All-in-1 Extra Strength Serum to your lengths while your hair’s still damp.
The key is to keep the crown of your ponytail shiny and slick, and the length of it brushed out and full – to add volume, make two ponytails right on top of each other once your hair’s dry. This creates length, adds height at the crown and adds volume and thickness. To conceal the two hairbands, wrap a section of hair around the outside of them both and pin in place.
Christmas hairstyle ideas for curly hair
Winter can play havoc with curly hair – but we’ve got the products you need and the style suggestions to keep your curls in check throughout the party season.
Messy bobs are playful, chic and work well with curly hair – plus, curly hair hairstyles tend to work well with front ringlets, especially when you need to balance your bone structure or direct attention to your favourite facial feature.
Start by asking your stylist for a flattering bob haircut, and let your curls work their magic – our Dream Curls range is designed to hydrate, define and enhance curls while preventing frizz. If you often get rogue flyaways, our Secret Agent Touch-Up Crème is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups – smooth a small amount through your bob for smooth, silky hair.
Big, bouncy curls
Glossy, polished curls looks fabulous worn up or down – to get the look, prep your curls by using our Frizz Ease Dream Curls Shampoo and Dream Curls Conditioner. To add more volume to your curls, add a small amount of Frizz Ease Dream Curls Curl Reviver Mousse to damp hair and scrunch through, then air dry or diffuse dry.
Diffuse drying works best when you hold your head to the side to help curls dry away from your scalp – you can also use duckbill clips while drying to move individual curls away from your scalp.
Layered curly hair
Don’t be put off by adding layers into your cut – they’re a tried and tested way to define your curls, coils and waves. Layering allows your curls to gain movement, texture and retain bounce while promoting definition and shaping your style. This is because the weight of curly hair can pull it down, reducing volume – layers liberate your curls, reduce weight, and help your style look bigger.
Ask your stylist to cut short layers under longer layers to create more volume on top, and finish with Dream Curls Curl Reviver Mousse to hydrate and care for your curls.
Christmas hairstyle ideas for fine, flat hair
If you’ve got thin or fine hair, don’t despair – here’s how to make an impact this festive season and work some much-needed volume into your style.
Don’t be frightened of adding layers if you’ve got fine hair - layers add volume and depth, and you can always run some John Frieda Volume Lift Thickening Mousse through your hair to add extra oomph.
To get the right cut, talk to your stylist about adding light layers from the crown of your head down – this will help minimise the appearance of thinning hair and creates a dainty, voluminous look.
Choppy layers accentuated with very subtle highlights also create texture and boost the body of your hairstyle - blow-dry with a round brush, lifting your hair at the roots as you dry. For extra volume at the crown for up to 48 hours, spray John Frieda’s Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion directly on the root area before blow-drying.
Angled bobs are a flattering blunt cut, and usually styled above the shoulders – especially if you have thin hair. This versatile, choppy cut is a great choice for less dense hair if you want to add more volume and texture - ask your stylist for a shorter cut at the back and let those longer, fine strands fall more naturally at the front.
Post-salon, keep the volume in your style by using our Volume Lift Lightweight Shampoo and Lightweight Conditioner – the Volume Lift range is formulated with Air-Silk Technology to provide softness without compromising on boosting body.
We have always loved tousled, beachy waves – and there are so many ways to get the look, from curling your hair overnight to using straighteners and tongs.
We’d recommend going down the no-heat overnight route – it’s kinder on fine hair and the results are spectacular. Start by using our Volume Lift Lightweight Shampoo and Lightweight Conditioner, then comb our Volume Lift Thickening Mousse through. Braid your hair into several plaits while it’s still damp; the more plaits you create, the tighter the curls you’ll create.
Tie up using no-snag hairbands and enjoy the results in the morning, and use our Moisture Barrier Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep your waves in place all day long.