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Christmas party hair styles

Relaxed up do

Blow dry with a round brush. Next, set the hair with a 1-inch barrel curling iron to give the hair wave and more mobility while styling. Twist the sections back on each side to create more shape around the head, leaving some natural volume at the top.

Pin it back with hair coloured bobby pins either twisting into a bun or chignon. Once hair is up, pull a few sections out around your face for a more relaxed look.

Lastly, use finishing spray for a very soft natural style.

Volumise shorter styles

The key to adding drama to chic, shorter styles is volume.

Use a small round brush to dry the hair in small sections, having first applied a volumising mousse.

For extra hold, run some finishing wax through the hair for added shine and control.

Low Chignon

Begin by using a volumising spray on partially air-dried hair to create texture. Then tousle hair with your fingers while using your blow dryer to completely remove all of the moisture and to further encourage natural texture.

Once dry, loosely gather hair into a low chignon, keeping the top half of hair looser than the sides and secure with a few bobby pins to keep in place. To add more volume to your chignon, at this point, wrap in the Hairdo Style-A-Do.

A sleek bun

If you're going for Hollywood glamour this party season a slick of red lipstick or liquid eyeliner is the look.

Key with the smooth hair back into a ponytail and then, using kirby grips, secure into a sleek bun at the base of the neck.

Perfect ponytail

Lauren Conrad’s trademark ponytail is her preferred hair style she tends to leave her long hair down for less formal occasions.

Keep the look soft rather than severe by securing the ponytail at the base of the neck rather than higher up the head. This simple-yet-stunning style begs for a dramatic neckline on the dress you wear it with.

The beauty of the ponytail is that it lets you display jewelry, clothing and your face.