The holiday party season is upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about your own company party. Whether you work in corporate America or retail, your hair should always be a reflection of who you are. Make sure your hair represents who you are while you mingle with your coworkers. Let your curls spread some holiday cheer!

Casual Gathering

If your company holiday party is a casual event, you may want to opt for curly hair styles with less fuss, more fun! Keeping it simple will take away the stress of doing your hair so you can focus on the festivities.

  1. Don't overdo your 'do! You don’t want to be the center of attention because people are talking about your drastic new hair style!  If you normally wear it super curly, try stretching your curls. If you wear looser curls try a bit tighter spirals
  2. You want to enjoy the party so make sure your style is not going to get in the way. Mix and mingle with your coworkers while letting your hair be your main accessory. Pull a bit of hair off your face and add a headband or hair pin if you like.
  3. Type 2 (wavy) If you have fine curls, try boosting the volume! Start with a volumizing shampoo like Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo to add some volume while cleansing. Add a light moisturizer or mousse once your hair is clean and use a diffuser to speed up the drying process.
  4. Type 3 (curly) Your main concern may be keeping frizz at bay, especially if you’re not working with freshly washed hair. Add a leave-in conditioner like Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion to revive your curls and keep the frizz at bay.
  5. Type 4 (kinky) When you’re trying to stretch your hair without heat, your best option is to twist large sections of your hair prior to your event. Use a pomade like Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade on dry hair to increase softness while giving you the length you desire.

Tips - You can add some pizazz to your normal style and still keep true to yourself. Add a bit of glosser to your finished look to boost the shine factor. To maintain the look if you’re wearing your hair down, you can “pineapple” before bed by pulling your hair up into a very high, loose ponytail.

A Formal Affair

When you’re attending formal holiday parties, your attire, makeup and hair should all complement each other. Fancy events necessitate fancy curly hair styles, so pull out the stops with a classic up-do. This style will be a hit at any posh party!

  1. Classic styles are always a hit at office holiday parties. Take your curls up and back with this sleek look. Curly girls can rock this look with a ponytail holder and a few bobby pins.
  2. Your hair should not detract from the total package; instead it should add polish to your look. The understated elegance should complete your ensemble. The beauty in this style is that it doesn’t have to be perfect to still be gorgeous.
  3. Type 2 (Wavy): Add a lightweight mousse to your hair while damp and allow to air dry. To create a more tousled look, don’t pull your hair back too tightly. Leave a bit of hair looser at the crown so the style reflects a more effortless look.
  4. Type 3 (Curly): Smooth the sides of your hair back with a bit of Curlisto Control II Gel to create a sleek look. When fixing the back, allow some of your curls to remain free. This gives a bit of whimsy to this elegant style. Spray a bit of Jessicurl Gelebration for hold.
  5. Type 4 (Kinky): This style can be easily salvaged from an old twist out. Just smooth a bit of moisturizer like MyHoneyChild Coconut Hair Milk throughout. Once you have the hair secured in the back, you can take the end of a rattail comb to gently lift the front section to your liking. Finish the look with a bit of shine serum.

Tips - This style can be accessorized in numerous ways, just make sure it doesn’t compete with your outfit.  You can choose to dress up the look with simple button earrings or dramatic with drop earrings. You will want to use a satin scarf to secure the style at night.

Statement Style

Give your normal style a little twist for this special occasion. Having a statement style will work great no matter if you’re going to a formal or casual event. The key to making a great impression is to be confident in yourself and that confidence can be reflected in your hair style. Now, are you ready to party?

  1. Stand out at the party with a bold style! Take your normal style up a notch this holiday season with an asymmetrical look. This style is easy to create and shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
  2. Take a few bobby pins so make sure your style is not going to get in the way. Mix and mingle with your coworkers while letting your hair be your main accessory. Pull a bit of hair off your face and add a headband or hair pin if you like.
  3. Type 2 (Wavy): When you’re starting with freshly washed hair, make sure you use a curl cloth to dry your hair to help keep your curls together. This will also help reduce additional frizz and speed your drying time, too. Run a light hold product like Mop C-Curl Defining Cream through your hair to keep the style looking fresh.
  4. Type 3 (Curly): To make sure this style lasts the night, use pomade throughout your hair to control the curls. Curlisto Finishing Pomade is a great option because it aids with definition and imparts shine too. Use extra pins to secure the hair in the back if needed.
  5. Type 4 (Kinky): Working with a fresher twist out is best because you’ll have the volume and shape that makes creating this style super easy. Add a bit of oil, like Karen’s Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Hair Oil, to your hands while shaping this style to help prevent additional frizz and smooth the hair at the same time.

Tips - Don’t be afraid to use as many bobby pins as you need to hold this style together.  You can even add a sparkly hair comb in the back to add a bit more flare. This style can be kept easily with sleeping on a satin pillow case at night.  You can even create a second day style by securing the loose hair into a side bun.

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Final Thoughts

What curly hairstyles do you rock at the office and how do you change it up for the office party?