Your Easy Holiday Hair Style Guide!

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So you have received either the anticipated or dreaded invitation to dine with your boyfriends’ family, that annual holiday company shindig, or you and the girls are determined to bring glitz and glitter to a New Year’s Eve party. Wherever you are headed, I’m sure, like me, your first question is simple: “What am I going to do with my hair?”

Well, hold tight, beauties. We will lead you down the yellow brick road of fabulous! Your holiday hair guide is here, complete with photos and easy steps you can do at home.

Hair styled by Valencia Pearl
Hair styled by Valencia Pearl
Photo Courtesy of Panache Photography

Romantic spirals set the mood for an evening of smooth talk, pointed toes, flirtatious giggles and mistletoe. Give your flat, straight, and smooth tresses a splash of curls. This look can easily be achieved with a wand curler or rod set. Spiral curls will pair beautifully with a pant suit, or gown for high-end events.

Hair styled by Valencia Pearl  Photo courtesy of Panache Photography
Hair styled by Valencia Pearl
Photo courtesy of Panache Photography

All hail the bun! Simple, classic, beautiful, sleek, effortless, and definitely an elegant compliment to your holiday dress, or sequenced blouse. It can either be worn with or without a bang, and is perfect for both the day at the office, or later at happy hour. Pair this style with a red lip, and rhinestone studs or diamonds, and you have made your mark in the book of holiday perfection.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
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Spice life up a bit, and shock everyone with a new cut and color. Make it an occasion few   will forget. Going short does not limit glamour and versatility. Short tresses are easy to maintain, and may give you more flexibility traveling from party to pub crawls. It compliments any holiday ensemble! Oh. Don’t be shy when you beat your face! Add some lashes, smoke those eyes and use bold color on your lips. Work it!

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Hair styled by Valencia Pearl
Photo courtesy of Panache Photography

Rock old Hollywood glamour!  Waves were beauty staples in the 1920’s; flappers wore them to announce their femininity, beauty and strength. Fast forward to 2013, and it still sends the same message. Soft waves are an ideal choice for festive evenings.

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Deep side parts, and hair set to one side, bring red carpet Hollywood pizzazz to your local holiday dinner. As stunning as this hair creation is its not difficult to achieve. Part your hair deep on one side, curl each section, smooth those edges with a styling aid, and bring the hair all up to one side. Finally, secure it with pins to complete the look.

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Photo Source: Instagram

You know I did not forget about my gorgeous naturals!! The holidays are a special time in style and beauty. Why should you all miss out? Add sparkle to your locs with an ornate headband, create an amazing up do, or try a semi-permanent color. The possibilities are endless!

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What’s your favorite holiday style? Are you going to try some of these looks?

Soulful Sounds – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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Photo credit: Laura Hanifin

Are you over auto-tunes and studio artists? I stopped listening to commercial radio years ago. Give me the authenticity of genuine performers any day. It’s why I love Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, a band effortlessly blending nostalgia of the mid 1960s and 1970s, with their own sensibilities.  

They make kick-your-shoes off and party-hard kind of music. It’s an auditory feast, fusing gospel, jazz, and classic rhythm and blues. Their fifth album hits stores on January 14, and this blogger cannot wait.

Go ahead, enjoy, y’all; turn it all the way up. You can let those Monday blues go, starting now.

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Mad About Mod Style

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Photo by George Chinsee
Photo by George Chinsee

Fashion designers often pay homage to eras gone by and this fall is no exception, with its emphasis on classic tweed and capes reminiscent of the Victorian era. Yet mod, an effortless marriage of chic and geometric symmetry, remains a favorite trend for me. Oh such simple beauty.

Perhaps its my own fascination with the 1960s, a decade of youth, rebellion and nearly insurmountable optimism; not surprisingly, the bold colors, shapes, and clean lines of mod reflected these sensibilities.

As we look towards a new season of possibilities, enjoy the last big weekend of summer, darlings! Check out some of my favorite looks from designers such as Dole & Gabanna and Lisa Perry. Let us know what fall styles you are excited about.

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Photo by Piero Cristaldi
Photo by Piero Cristaldi

 

Photo by Giovanni Giannoni
Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

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Image Source: Endless Beauty
Victoria Beckham does mod
Victoria Beckham does mod
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