Wednesday, December 15, 2010

‘Tis the Season for Fabulous Holiday Hair

The jingle bells, silver bells and – everywhere but here in South Florida – sleigh bells are all ringing. With only 10 days until Christmas, glamour girls will be making appointments for that perfect holiday look, whether it’s the office open-house, an intimate party with friends, a charity ball, or the myriad of other events that surround this most giving of seasons. I get my inspiration from the hairstyles shown on the Fashion Week runways, as they will undoubtedly be our inspiration for holiday hair. Here are…a twist on the classic French twist, a sexy bedroom hair look, and something in between -- straight from the runway, and you’ll feel like a catwalk queen.

A New Take on a Classic -- with a Twist
Like the hair at the Elene Cassis show, I’m updating the classic French twist for 2010 by making it straight and smooth in the back, while keeping the hair in front loose and soft. I like to create gently twisted waves that give it some height and a softer, younger look. Add a jeweled pin or clasp in back, and you are gorgeous coming and going.

Long & Wavy is Never Out of Style
At J. Mendel, they were showing my kind of hair – that sexy “I just rolled out of bed” look that is a controlled mess. I like to create hair that moves, and although such a casual look takes a bit of work – much like natural-looking makeup requires multiple products – it has a great silhouette and is the result of the right products and tools to create multiple textures. It’s ethereal and earthy all at the same time.
Some Sexy in Between
Angelina Jolie, at the NYC premier of The Tourist, wears a hairstyle we saw all over the runways, and one she’s made a signature look when she really pulls out the stops. We have the long, loose waves in back like the style from J. Mendel, and the twisted-and-pinned front like the twisted French twist at Elene Cassis. Since she has bangs, they’re simply swept aside and dip over her eye for that mysterious, femme fatale look. Her hair has movement and shine, it’s chic yet sexy. By leaving the length yet exposing the face, we create the classic “come hither” look.

Whether your holiday look this year is upswept, sexily down, or somewhere in between, these styles are right up to the minute. Come see me soon for YOUR holiday look!


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