Quick and Easy Holiday Hair and Makeup Looks You Can Do Yourself

Here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for—the holiday party season. Time to deck your halls, check your lists (and check them twice) and get ready to mix & mingle. As you begin to fill your calendar with professional cocktail hours, friendly outings and family gatherings, don’t get stressed over details like, “What am I going to do with my hair?” We understand you can’t come see us before every event but we still want you to look your best! So here are five easy hairstyles you can do yourself no matter where you’re going or what kind of hair you have.

The Half Pony

Occasion: Family gathering

Great for: Medium length to long hair

Products: Air Control Hair Spray

Tools: Clips, elastic bands

Why We Love It: This look is feminine and subtle, polished enough to look like you made an effort, but casual enough that it doesn’t come off as formal. Great for sipping cocoa while playing Yahtzee with your in-laws and “that whole side of the family.”

Holiday Ponytail Bun

Occasion: Formal affair

Great for: Long hair

Products: Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil

Tools: Tail comb, elastic band

Why We Love It: This a modern take on a classic chignon—sleek, refined and elegant. If you have an amazing outfit, this is a great style that won’t distract from your get-up, shows off your face and allows you to shamelessly flaunt your shoulders and décolleté.

Bouncy Bobby Pin Party Hair

Occasion: Festivus party with the gang

Great for: Curly, natural hair

Products: Brilliant Spray-On Shine, Air Control Hair Spray

Tools: Bobby pins

Why We Love It: Embrace those gorgeous curls this year! This look is so fun and SUPER easy, it can be done in under a minute and it’s a great way to show off your curls. If you want to be extra festive, choose some fun sparkly bobby pins when creating this look.

Elegant Long Hair Pompadour

Occasion: Chic cocktail

Great for: Medium to long hair

Products: Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray

Tools: Tail comb, bobby pins

Why We Love It: It’s completely unexpected—very fashion forward and a little rock ‘n’ roll. This is a look that begs to be flaunted, so wear this when you want to make a statement. Don’t forget to don the most important accessory: confidence.

Twisted Style for Short Hair

Occasion: Festive brunch or daytime party

Great for: Bobbed or lobbed hair

Products: Light Elements Defining Whip, Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray

Tools: Bobby pins

Why We Love It: So simple, yet so cute. This look will get you through mimosas at brunch, shopping, crafting or any other holiday activities you might have. Great for less formal events but can be worn dressed up with blingy accesories as well.

Shimmery Holiday Makeup Look

Occasion: Cocktail to gala

Great for: Everyone

Tools: Smudger brush, eyeshadow brush

Products: Petal Essence Eye Color in Bittersweet, Petal Essence Eye Color in Callalily, Mosscara in Black Forest, Petal Essence Eye Color in Brown Velvet Rose, Petal Essence Face Accents blush in Plum Touch, Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Tarragona, limited-edition Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glazes in Napali Berry and Himalayan Snow

Why We Love It: You can’t go wrong with a classic red lip. Bright, neutral eyes make the lips the star of this look. Although it’s very simple to achieve, the look is elegant enough to wear with a gown or shimmery dress.

Holiday Ombre Lips

Occasion: Fun date

Great for: Everyone

Tools: Smudger brush, contour brush

Products: Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lip Primer, Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Currant, Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Pomegranate, Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lipstick in Acai, Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-Mint Lipstick in Chili

Why We Love It: This isn’t your everyday red lip—this one has depth to it! With the blend of a few different shades, this look will create the illusion of plump, contoured, extra kissable lips.

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