9 Holiday Hair Ideas For Curly Hair To Complete Your Festive Outfits — PHOTOS
OK, curly-haired ladies — this post is all about you. If you’re looking to shake up your standard hairstyles for all those parties this season, you’ve definitely got to try these holiday hair ideas for curly hair. Whether your hair is short, long, or somewhere in between, you’ll find a new style below to love.
The most important part of successfully pulling off a new style is making sure you start with healthy, hydrated curls. While everyone’s hair is unique, there are a few pepping strategies you should consider before styling. Morgan Willhite, creative director at Ouidad, spoke with DailyMakeover about essential curly hair care tips. Willhite shared, "More than any other hair type, curls must be conditioned regularly ... In fact, even the simple act of shampooing dehydrates curls; the warm water opens the cuticle, allowing the cleansers to flow into the hair shaft and rinse out many of the nutrients. It’s the same thing that happens to your skin after washing your hands—they just feel dry. This is why frequent conditioning should be an automatic part of a curly girl’s hair care regimen.”
Still not sure you're taking care of your hair correctly? Read about the things you should never, ever do to your curly hair and all the mysterious things you never knew were damaging your gorgeous tousled locks. Once you've made sure you've conditioned your gorgeous curls, you and your locks will be ready to test out all of the following party looks!
1. Half Up, Half Down
If you have long curls, follow this tutorial to get that effortless half up look that's casual or formal, depending on what you choose to wear.
2. Casual Updos
MindOfBeauty is a master for creating casual updos with a slightly undone, sexy look. Her tips for how to frame your face without overdoing it are flawless.
3. Flat Twists & Curls Updo
AskpRoy calls this style "business party," and she's totally on point with it. The style is fun and chic, but not too crazy.
4. Curly Braided Updo
TheChicNatural breaks down exactly how to tackle what looks like an intimidating amount of braids into something totally feasible and gorgeous.
5. Short Curly Halo Braid
This video features ten different styles for short curly hair! My favorite is definitely the halo french braid.
6. Dutch Side Braid
If you're into that rustic Americana hipster look, this Dutch side braid is the style for you.
7. Curly Fishtail Braid
A fishtail braid might seem difficult, but Ebony's Curly TV proves it's really not with a little patience and some nimble fingers.
8. Messy Low Bun
Nothing says clean, classic, and pulled-together like a well-styled messy bun.
9. Half Up Top Knot
This is definitely the It hairstyle of the season. Add a fun and festive hair accessory and you will be ready to party.
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