We love Lauren Conrad’s gorgeous locks and all her fab
’dos. Check out four of our fave holiday
hair looks, inspired by LC herself. You
may not have your own profesh stylist, but it’s amazing what you can do with a
curling iron and a spritz of hairspray. Just follow our simple how-to steps and you’ll be looking holiday-ready
in no time.
Christmas Eve dinner with the fam: Retro waves
Step 1. Give yourself a side part, then divide your hair
into 2 layers and pin the top layer up to keep it out of the way.
Step 2. After applying some protector serum on the bottom
layer, hold a 1-inch curling iron vertically and curl all the way around your
head, always going in the same direction (yep, One Direction! This would be the
perfect time to have 1D on your getting-ready playlist.). It’s okay to curl big sections of hair, after
all, this is just the bottom layer.
Step 3. Unpin your top layer of hair, apply serum, and
continue curling in one direction all around your head. Spritz on some hairspray to keep the curl.
Step 4. Take a flat brush and brush out your hair going from
the root all the way to the end.
Step 5. Pin back the hair behind the ear of the smaller side
of the part. Add a little more hairspray
and you’re ready to stun the fam with some Hollywood glam.
For this look, try: TIGI Bed Head Some Like it Hot
Serum, $16, drugstore.com
brunch: Hippie braids
Step 1. Give yourself a
straight center part with the end tooth of a comb or with a hair pick.
Step 2. Make two small
braids, beginning at the center part and attach them together at the back of
your head with a natural-colored hair tie.
Step 3. Apply a small amount
of hair gel to the braids to keep them secure and reduce any
braid-hair-frizz. Time to peace out,
it’s brunch time!
For this look, try: L’Oreal Studio Line Head Lock
Mega Gel, $5, cvs.com
Day dinner: Top knot
Step 1. Pull your hair up
into a high pony with a good, strong elastic.
Step 2. Spritz hairspray on
the pulled-back hair and smooth your hands from your hairline to the elastic
for a clean look free of any flyaways.
Step 3. Place a “hair donut”
over your ponytail so it looks like a giant scrunchie and then wrap your locks
around the donut so you can’t see it.
Step 4. Pin your hair into
place to complete the bun. Try special
bun pins for the most secure hold, especially for longer, thicker hair. What’s knot to love?
For this look, try: Soft ‘N Style Hair Donut
Black, $5, amazon.com
New Year’s Eve night out: Faux bob
Step 1. Use a 1-inch curling
iron to curl all of your hair into 1-inch sections. Begin at the back of your head and work your
way to the hair around your face. The
more curls, the better!
Step 2. Loosen up the curls a
little with your fingers. Your hands are
super helpful here, as they function as gentle wide-toothed combs.
Step 3. Fasten the very end
of your hair together with an elastic.
Step 4. Holding the elastic,
roll your hair upwards toward your neck. Secure it with as many bobby pins as necessary.
Step 5. While you’re rolling
your hair, make sure to keep it loose enough so that you create the bob
look. Let some of the curls hang loose
(not all of it should be tucked back).
Step 6. After all that work,
make sure your new look stays in place with some hairspray. Happy holiday (faux) haircut!
For this look, try: Herbal Essences Tousle Me
Softly Flexible Style Hairspray, $4, walgreens.com
BY KARIN ELWOOD ON 12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
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