1. Fake a Bob
So you love your long waves, but you’re dying for a change this holiday season. Look to Marion Cotillard and Rosario Dawson for inspiration and try a faux bob! The style is stunning and very simple.
Simply pin your length at the nape of your neck for a soft, elegant look. Leave a few layers loose to frame your face, add a thin layer of hairspray and you’re ready to go.
2. Textured & Teased Bun
For an easy variation on the basic bun, tease your hair. Separate a section of hair at the crown of your head. Next, comb downward, toward your scalp, while you hold the section, until you get enough volume. Cover it in a thin layer of hairspray before you lay it down with the rest of your hair.
From here, use your fingers to comb your hair back into a bun. You may need to smooth the teased section down, depending on how wild your hair gets. Play around with this one — you might not get it right the first time, but it’s easy enough to do!
3. Bejeweled Hair Accessories
Jeweled headbands, hairclips, and combs are great for dressing up a basic hairstyle, especially if you have short hair! You don’t have to try and fit your hair into an elaborate braid or chignon, but you can still create a gorgeous new look. Check out the hair accessories at Anthropologie — they have some beautiful pieces!
4. Baloney Curls
If you’re looking to move away from “beachy waves” and more towards big, glamorous curls, try twisting your hair into baloney curls while it’s still damp. Separate your hair into 2-4 sections, depending on how thick it is. Use your fingers to twist each section into a baloney curl and then let them dry. Don’t touch your hair while it’s drying!
Once your hair has dried, unravel the curls and shake them out a bit. Cover them in a thin layer of hairspray so they’ll last the night.
Happy experimenting and happy holidays!