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Hairstyles for the Holidays

I must admit, hairstyling isn't one of my strong suits, however over the years I've come up with a few quick hairstyles that are easy to do and look awesome. Since the holiday season is always so busy planning every event, shopping for the perfect gift and hosting magical parties, we tend to forget about ourselves until the very last minute. If you are anything like me, I usually get myself together last, making sure everything else is perfect before I'm rushing upstairs to pull on my outfit , whip my hair into place and dab on some makeup. The three hair styles I've listed below with step-by-step instructions should help you during this bustling time! Happy Holidays!

1. Twists & Clip:

This is by far the fastest trick I have in my hair rolodex. This would be perfect for a more casual setting, or if you want to take it to the next level, then instead of straight locks, curl your hair and then do the steps below for a more elegant style. This style typically only takes me 7-10 minutes, that is including the time it takes to straighten my hair.

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Begin by straightening all of your hair, making sure to not have any bumps or random curls throughout. Once your hair is straight, part you hair on the top of your head. Taking from the very front of your face, grab a small section of your hair and start twisting. As you continue to twist towards the back of your hair, add small clumps of hair into the twist. Once you are done on one half of your head, clip your strands with a bobby-pin. Repeat same method on other side, ensuring that the twists are even on both sides. Once done twisting, take both twists, twist and tuck your bobby-pins underneath your hair so you don't see the pins. Take a small glittery clip and lightly tuck it in the center of your head, between the twists. Adds a little sparkle to your holiday festivities!

2. The Flat-Iron Curl

Huh? You may be asking yourself, "What in the world, it's a straightener not a curling iron?" After several years of trying different curling irons and different ways of curling my hair, nothing would keep the curls stay in place for me until I found this trick with a flat iron. I use a 1" flat iron to create the most beautiful, bouncy curls that last all day and all night, even after a goodnights rest, the curls are pretty much still intact. (Flat-iron linked below)