The holiday party season is here. Your soiree schedule is set. Before you know it, you’ll be reconnecting with colleagues, spreading holiday cheer with friends, and maybe even stealing a few mistletoe kisses — wink, wink. But not at the company party, of course!
The company holiday party can be fun and festive, but you always want to remember that it’s still a professional function. The goal is to strike a balance between formal and casual curly updos. Have fun, but don’t go haywire. Show a different side of yourself, but not too different. Argh! The etiquette rules may wear on your nerves, but your party look doesn’t have to.
Go for Side-Swepted Spirals
- First, style your curls as usual, setting them with your favorite products and creating a strong part. If you normally aim for the center, try a side part — or vice versa. “You want to look different from how your work colleagues normally see you, without going overboard,” says Rodney Cutler of New York’s Cutler Salon.
- Sweep one side back with two or three decorative bobby pins. You can roll your curls back in one or two sections to make it a little more formal, or loosely sweep your textured tresses back to one side for a more relaxed, but still-stylish look. The glitzy bobby pins add a seasonal effect, so don’t be afraid to show them — they’re part of this curly updo.
- Pull a few strands out around your hairline to frame your face. If needed, re-wet the loose pieces and using your finger, curl them in place. Blasting the strands with a bit of heat while wrapped around your finger will help them to set. The loose strands should be frizz-free and well-defined.
- Finish the look off with a light mist of hairspray to keep the curls in place and a shine spray to make sure that the holiday lights shine off your mane.
Try out a quick & easy curly twist hairstyle for your next holiday party — at the office or at home!
At this event, you’re only festive, never flashy. No need to be paranoid, but do remember that someone (maybe your boss”> will be watching you, so skip the drinking games!