Posted on by The Hair Dame

Happy Holidays

This week is filled with post-work hour Holiday shenanigans of all kinds! Here are some hairstyle ideas to help turn your work hair into something to be cheery about!

The deep side-swoop has been a big hit this winter season, so we are giving you the scoop on how to do this swoop with each of these festive hairstyles.


What you  will need:

5 bobby pins
1 rubberband
a brush or comb

Start out by creating a deep side part. Backcomb the crown area to create volume. Pull all your hair to a side pony and tie with your rubberband. Then grab sections of the pony and wrap around your fingers and use bobby pins secure each section. Continue doing this until there’s no hair left hanging down. It doesn’t have to be perfect – messy is good! If there’s anything left hanging, just grab it , twist it, and pin it! Use some finishing hairspray and you are good to go!




What you need:

5 bobby pins
1 rubberband
brush or teasing comb
ponytail hair extension (optional)

Use your teasing comb to backcomb your crown area to create volume. Create a deep side-swoop with your bangs, pull all of your hair to one side and tie it with a rubberband. If your ponytail is a little thin and you want to add thickness, you can easily add a ponytail hairpiece .Take a piece of hair from the pony and wrap it around the rubberband to cover it, using bobby pins to secure it in place. Hairspray to finish!




What you need:

1 1/2″ curling iron
head band
clip-in hair extensions (optional)
Start by giving your hair a good brushing. If you’re going to use clip in hair extensions, put them in first before styling. Use some shine serum for defrizzing, like Morraccan oil. Take your curling iron and using 2″ sections at a time, wrap your hair around the iron. When wrapping each section, alternate wave directions by wrapping both towards and away from your face. This will keep the curls separated and voluminous. Put your fabulous headband on and set with finishing spray. Voila!


This next holiday hairstyle would be great for short hair with chunky or growing out layers

This is an example of a holiday style that we recently did for the amazing Dottie Mattison.

What you need:
bobby pins
teasing comb
1′ curling iron
dry shampoo

If you are growing out a short cut or have shorter hair with layers, a go to would be to put some curl in it. It will be more malleable for you to play with. Start out by spraying your hair with dry shampoo at the root and lightly spray hairspray on your ends. Take your comb and create your deep side swoop by lining the comb with the arch of your eye brow and comb towrds the middle of your head. Take your 1″ curling iron and wrap sections of your hair around the iron. Take smaller to medium sections around your face and on top, and take bigger sections in the back and bottom. Wrap the hair around your iron in the direction away from your face on both sides. When finished finger through all the waves and even shake it out. The more messy ,the more texture, and all the better. Use your teasing comb and tease the crown area to give a little volume. If you have fine hair use the wide end of the comb and back comb from the bottom of the curl up very lightly- this will give the wave some texture and density.  From here, grab all the hair on the bottom and the side together and tuck them into a knot and pin it with a bobby. The key is to just pull, tuck , and pin. Hairspray to finish!

Hope you have a fabulous hair-holiday!

The Hair Dame