Effortlessly simple party hairstyles that will see you through the festive period, right through to New Year.
The festive party season is upon us! A carefully-curated outfit regardless of whether you’re staying in or going out deserves party-perfect hair to match. Whether you are attending a sophisticated soiree, a work holiday party or just a quiet gathering at home with family, our Rossano Ferretti Hair Artists have put together their favourite go-to party hairstyles, just for you!
But before we dive into our party hairstyle inspiration, here is our first important tip…
No matter your hair type or texture, it is important that you start with the basics, and that’s healthy hair! If your hair is in optimal health then it will make styling so much easier, not to mention faster! We’ve written a short guide on the best party haircare products you should consider to keep hair in optimal health leading up to the holiday period. By adopting the right haircare routine, you can say addio to hair damage caused by heat styling or environmental factors, and you can prevent hair from feeling weak and brittle which is so often the case this time of year.
Now, onto your party hair inspiration!…
The elegant chignon
For a sophisticated look, you can never go wrong with a classic chignon. Add beautiful texture and a little hold with our Favoloso Mousse for a style that looks romantic and dreamy.
You will need:
STEP ONE: Use the tail comb to create a middle parting, smooth behind your ears, and gather it at the nape of your neck. Leave out half an inch of hair each side of your parting from the front of your hairline.
This style works best on hair that hasn’t been washed for a couple days, but if you have freshly washed hair, we recommend using a little extra Favoloso Mousse to make hair less slippery and add a bit of volume and hold.
STEP TWO: Gently twist hair from the nape of your neck to the ends, then begin to coil it in a counter-clockwise circle.
STEP THREE: Continue to twist your hair into a bun shape using your index finger to hold it in place.
STEP FOUR: Secure each side of the bun with a bobby pin. Gently pull and loosen the edges of the bun to create your desired shape, then secure all around the bun with your remaining bobby pins.
STEP FIVE: Finally, dress the loose strands around the front of your hairline as you desire. We suggest gently curling and brushing through for a romantic style and finishing with a drop of Brillante Oil for added shine.
The beehive ponytail
Recreate this sleek and timeless style, the perfect way to show off an embellished dress or draw attention to an intricate neckline.
You will need:
- Straightening iron
- Bobby pins
- Velluto Straightening Serum
- Vivace Dry Shampoo Crème
- Brillante Protect & Shine Oil
STEP ONE: Apply Velluto Straightening Serum before you begin to blow-dry and straighten hair to help smooth frizz and flyaways. Then, start by sectioning your hair, leaving two small pieces free at the front. Divide the back of the hair horizontally into two and clip the lower section into a ponytail.
STEP TWO: Using a tail comb or your fingers, lift the top section of hair at the back of your head and gently massage one or two drops of Vivace Dry Shampoo Crème into the roots. This will add shape, grip and volume to your beehive hairstyle so it has a solid base.
STEP THREE: Take a small amount of hair from the top section and backcomb it to add volume and create a subtle dome shape. The more volume you can add here, the bigger your beehive will be! Gather the teased section towards the back of your head and secure into place with bobby pins.
STEP FOUR: Place the rest of the hair into a ponytail, below the beehive section. Select one of the loose sections from the front of your hairline and bring it towards the back of your head, gently wrapping around the base of your ponytail and securing place with a bobby pin. Repeat with the other side.
STEP FIVE: Add a finishing touch with Brillante oil to create lustre and shine to your ponytail.
The glamorous waves
Fulfil your red-carpet fantasy this festive season by opting for these gorgeous tumbling loose waves. The ethos of glamour, these cascading waves will add an extra level of exquisiteness to your statement look. Partner deep wavy hair and glossy allure to create a wavy hairstyle that epitomises super-feminine bravura.
You will need:
STEP ONE: Blow-dry hair straight using the Dolce Satin Glow Booster to add a velvety and silky finish to the hair. Straight hair that is hydrated and soft makes for easy curling.
STEP TWO: Create your desired parting then section hair from crown to ear. Take a one or two inch diagonal section of hair and starting from your roots wrap around your curling wand. Curl hair away from the face. Avoid overlapping hair on the wand – we recommend wrapping around the top and then working your way towards the bottom of the wand.
STEP THREE: Repeat the curling process until the whole head is complete. Take care to section evenly and ensuring no spare strands are left out!
STEP FOUR: Once the hair cools down, gently brush through using a wide tooth comb to separate the curls into loose waves.
STEP FIVE: Finally, add a few drops of Brillante Oil to add shine and lustre, concentrating on mid-lengths to ends.
The low bun
Perfect for second-day hair or if you’re simply short on time, the low bun is chic & effortless. Complete with glossy face-framing waves for a chic look.
You will need:
STEP ONE: Create a middle parting using a tail comb. Apply Favoloso Movement Spray to the lengths of your hair for added texture and movement. If you still want a little lift around your crown, spray once or twice in this area too.
STEP TWO: Gently begin brushing your hair backwards, maintaining your middle parting and gathering hair at the nape of your neck. Leave out two small sections at the front of your hairline, each roughly one inch wide.
STEP THREE: Secure into a ponytail with an elastic but avoid splitting the ponytail to tighten it to avoid lumps and bumps.
STEP FOUR: Begin twisting the ponytail, starting from the bottom. When you continue to twist the hair you feel the hair start to lift up, gently tease it around into the base, forming your bun. Secure with bobby pins.
STEP FIVE: Gently twist the remaining sections of hair from the front of your hairline around your fingers and apply one drop of Brillante oil to the ends to stop them from fraying and turning frizzy.
The high ponytail
Never underestimate the power of a high ponytail! Our favourite is a texturised ponytail with voluminous waves, but this style can look equally beautiful with polished, straight locks.
You will need:
STEP ONE: Spray a little Grandioso Volumising Spray towards the root and blow-dry hair backwards, away from the face to set the foundation for lift and volume. Proceed with styling hair into loose waves using a curling wand then comb through to create gentle waves.
STEP TWO: Gently brush hair backwards and gather into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Secure with an elastic. Then, take a second elastic and tie below the first elastic for added height.
STEP THREE: Taking one inch of hair from the side of the ponytail, wrap around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic and secure in place with bobby pins.
STEP FOUR: Tease some of the hair on the head in front of the crown to create added height and texture… but be careful you don’t pull too tight or you will be left with unsightly lumps and bumps!
STEP FIVE: Spray Favoloso Movement Spray on the lengths of the ponytail to add texture and movement and finish off with a few drops of Brillante Oil on the ends.