Top festive hair looks to inspire your new ‘do

‘Tis the season to party! Get prepped for your pre-Christmas hair appointment with some oh-so-glamourous hair inspo

Image from ghd, with hair by James Earnshaw

On the hunt for a new look ahead of a jam-packed party season? As many of us head to our favourite hair salons for a festive refresh, it’s also the perfect time to add some extra glamour to our lovely locks. While a snatched pony is perfect for any time of the year, the festive period offers a chance to get a little adventurous, with help from a trusted hair pro.

Unsure what to opt for? We’ve rounded up six fabulously festive, on-trend looks from ghd ambassador, James Earnshaw, to inspire your perfect party hair.

Precious Pony

Bringing 70s disco hair into 2021, this dual-texture look combines a sleek crown with a voluminous curly pony. Created using the ghd helios and diffuser, the key to success with this look is diffusing the hair when drying to add fullness. For a couture finish, gems are applied along the parting.

Beautifully Bound

Add some extra detail to your party look with this clever wrapped braid technique, using shimmering threads that coordinate with your outfit. To touch up your look during dance floor breaks, the ghd unplugged should be your handbag must-have. No wave or fringe will ever be out of place again!

Soft and Seductive

It’s all about full-bodied glamour in this faux-blow look. The definition of big, bouncy, beautiful hair, it was created using the ghd platinum+, before dressing the waves using a paddle brush. To help keep strands happy and healthy, a good heat protector is also vital.

High Shine Glamour

Sleek and straight lengths are a party season staple, especially when coupled with some statement accessories, like the snap slides available from HAIRSLYDZ. For those with thicker strands, use the ghd max to create a smooth finish when recreating the look at home.

Twisted Temptation

Ask your hairdresser to help you make some shapes with a twisted take on the snatched ponytail. The perfect party season update, James created the looking using the ghd platinum+ to give strands a smooth finish, before using a rope braid technique. We’d recommend carrying a travel-sized hairspray to smooth down any baby hairs while on-the-go.

Wickedly Wavy

Hollywood waves are a timeless classic. For the ultimate in old school glamour, a high-shine, sculpted finish is key. To create the waves, the ghd max was used, along with the ghd rise to add pops of volume around the top hairline. As a finishing touch, use a dressing brush to smooth down strands at the sides.

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