You’ve got the dress, the shoes, and even the perfect shade of red lipstick, all you need now is the right hair. With a bevy of stylists at their side 24 hours a day primping them and experimenting with every style trick they’ve got up their sleeves, celebrities have got to be, hands down, some of the best people to watch for inspiration.
Find your holiday hair inspiration from one of these eight gorgeous celebrity styles.
The High Ponytail
With hair pulled up and away from the face, accentuating cheek bones and jaw lines to the extreme, the high ponytail is one of the most face-flattering styles.
I started noticing this hairstyle when I saw how effortlessly the singer Janelle Monae pulled it off—she really looks a 1940’s pin up girl.
As anyone who has had a short haircut for most of their life can tell you, short hair is easy to take care of, but you can’t do a whole lot with it. But with just a little hair glaze and flat ironed straight, the bob can prove to be the epitome of sophisticated cool at any soiree.
The Half Up
So, you’re aching to wear your long hair down, but know you’ll feel too casual at your black tie event? Just pull your hair up to the crown of your head and pin it in place. If you want to add a little 60‘s appeal with more volume, tease it before you pin it. Voila, you now have the best of both worlds.
The Low Chignon
Incorporate a few tiny braids for more of an ethereal look or keep it simple for something more demure and elegant.
The Slicked Short Cut
When done right, slicked-back hair looks downright seductive and chic. But I might do a couple of trial runs with this one to make sure I’m comfortable in public as slicked hair on any woman is sure to garner more than a few second glances.
The face-framing updo can be a little teased out with soft, wispy pieces falling for more of an undone, romantic look or cleanly held back for something more refined.
The Old Hollywood
Leave the dry tousled waves on the beach. Evening hair calls for big, thick, glossy curls. Add a deep side part with the same side tucked behind your ear to really put the polish on this stunning look.