21 July 2024

Feeling Festive – Style Ideas for the Pre-Christmas Party Circuit

It’s never too early to start feeling festive. As the holiday season approaches, set your hair fantasies free and go on a journey to plan your party styles.

Whether it’s a big party blowout, a romantic up-do or an informal yet sophisticated chignon, the right hairstyle it an important part of feeling festive. Here, Alterna Ambassador, Sabrina Dijkman, proposes three styles to get you in the mood to begin feeling festive.

Twisted Chignon

Feeling Festive

Minimal styling that evokes elegance, this is the perfect desk to dance floor hair look for clients for the festive season.
Firstly, prep the hair with a texture spray Spritz the hair with a styler such as ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Professional Styling Perfect Iron Spray. Then lightly tousle with a heated styling iron/curling tong to give it added texture, volume and movement. Bring the hair to the back of the head into a loose ponytail and start to create your twist. Pin sections of the hair to create a beautiful shape and leave some pieces of hair hanging to show off loose curls you previously created and to give the style a softer finish. Once you have created your desired twist shape, pull at some of the hair to give the style a more natural, relaxed appearance, paying particular attention to the top of the hairstyle to give it added volume and height in this section. Finish by adding in some gold/bejeweled clips for added glamour.

Soft Romantic Up-Do

Soft, romantic, braided up-dos aren’t just for brides – they’re perfect for the festive party season too! These hairstyles are so chic and the client can add in a bejewelled clip or hairband to further add an extra festive sparkle to their look. I begin by creating three little ponytails at the back, securing each at the top with a hair elastic. I then flip each ponytail through the top to create a more dimensional style. Leaving two sections of hair out at the sides, I take the remainder of the hair at the back and create a ponytail before twisting this into a bun. Using the side sections I wrap this around the bun to secure it in place. I always like to leave out some of the ends of the hair to give it a more natural, effortless look.
I then mist through ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Professional Styling Perfect Texture Spray and lightly spray this through areas of the hair to give added texture and the hairstyle a further relaxed finish.

’90s-Inspired Fluffy Blowout

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90s inspired looks have made a comeback this year and the big, bouncy, fluffy blowout has been a huge trend over the past couple of months – and it’s only going to become more on trend as we hit the festive party season where clients are looking for gorgeous, big, bouncy hair. With this look, ensuring the hair looks soft, ‘fluffy’ and has a beautiful natural shine is key! Start by washing the hair with a high quality, luxury shampoo and conditioner. The Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream is then my hero product when it comes t creating this look.

I apply it all through the hair before blow-drying and then re-apply it to dry hair before curling. The product has 10-in-1 benefits including heat protection, anti-breakage, smoothness, volume, shine, UV protection and light hold. Next, I use my heated styling tong working through the hair in sections to create my curls and pinning them into place to allow them to cool down allowing for a fuller, bouncier curl. When you’re ready, remove your hair pins and brush the hair out gently to break up your curls and for added softness and volume.

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