Holiday Hair: 6 Ways to Look and Feel Your Best
The holidays are a time for celebration and merriment. With all the parties, gift exchanges, and other events, it’s important to look and feel your best. One of the best ways to do this is to get a new hairstyle!
If you’re looking for a festive and stylish look, there are a few things and Aveda products you can keep in mind. First, consider the occasion. If you’re going to a formal event, you’ll want a more elegant hairstyle. If you’re planning on spending time outdoors, you’ll want a hairstyle that’s easy to maintain and won’t get in the way.
Next, think about your personal style. Do you prefer classic looks or something more edgy? Do you like your hair up or down? Once you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, start brainstorming hairstyles.  If you decide would like a style that is a little more polished, glamorous or complex than listed below, you can give us a call at 918-392-4957 and we will pair you with the perfect stylist to achieve your holiday hairstyle goal!
Here are a few popular holiday hairstyle ideas:
The Classic Updo: A timeless and elegant look that can be dressed up or down.
  • To create a classic updo, start by pulling your hair back into a ponytail.
  • Then, twist the ponytail and wrap it around itself, securing it with bobby pins.
  • You can finish the look with a Aveda Air Control hairspray.
The Half-Up, Half-Down: A versatile hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion.
  • To Achieve an effortless half up style, prep hair at the root with a texture spray or powder, like Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion.
  • Section the upper portion of hair  that you would like pulled up.
  • Sweep all together to secure with an elastic or barrette.
  • Tug gently at the base of the secured hair to “pull up” texture and create volume.
  • Lightly mist with Aveda Air Control light hold hairspray to keep the style looking fresh all night.
The Braid: A beautiful and elegant hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion.
  • Prep hair lightly by misting with Aveda Texture spray
  • Sweep all hair to one side.
  • Section into three equal parts.
  • Weave hair together, one section over the other.
  • While holding hair at end of braid with one hand, gently pull each section to fluff the braid up.
  • Secure with elastic or decorative hair tie.
  • Lightly mist with Aveda Air Control light hold hairspray.
The Ponytail: A quick and easy hairstyle that’s perfect for busy days.
  • To create a ponytail, start by pulling your hair back into a ponytail.
  • Then, secure the ponytail with a hair elastic.
  • You can finish the look with a wave or two.
  • Finish with Aveda Air Control light hold hairspray to keep fly-aways in check!
The Messy Bun: A casual and stylish hairstyle that’s perfect for everyday wear.
  • To create a messy bun, start by gathering your hair into a ponytail.
  • Lightly dust Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion into the ponytail hair.
  • Then, twist the ponytail and wrap it around itself, securing it with bobby pins.
  • You can finish the look by pulling out a few strands of hair to create a messy effect.
The Red Carpet Wave: A Glamourous curly style that will elevate your holiday party hair!
  • To create red carpet waves, start with Aveda products and a smooth roundbrush blowout.
  • Prep the hair with a styling foam such as Aveda Phomollient distributed throughout the hair.
  • Blowdry hair until 85% dry (no brush needed for this step), directing hair up & away from the scalp.
  • Use round brush to smooth hair in sections removing remaining dampness and encourage curl into the hair.
  • Section hair and wrap around medium (at the top) and large (at the bottom) velcro rollers.
  • Gently heat each rolled section with blowdryer, taking caution not to blow hair out of rollers.
  • Let hair cool for 15-30 min, the longer the better.
  • Take hair out of velcro rollers gently and lightly dust Aveda Hair Potion at root and midshaft of hair.
  • Lightly tousle and fingerstyle waves into desired shape.
  • Finish with Aveda Air Control for soft moveable waves or Control Force for a stronger hold.
No matter what hairstyle you choose, make sure it’s something that you feel confident and comfortable in. After all, the best hairstyle is the one that makes you feel your best.
Here are a few additional tips for holiday hair:
  1. Get a trim before the holidays: Our talented stylists can remove any split ends or damaged hair, making your hair look healthier and shinier.
  2. Use a good shampoo and conditioner: Aveda Nutriplenish line will make sure your hair is hydrated while looking and feeling its best.
  3. Style your hair with heat protectant: Aveda Heat Relief is a perfectly fine mist that will help to prevent heat damage up to 450 degrees from styling tools.
  4. Finish your hair with a good hold hairspray: Aveda Air Control Light Hold or Control Force Strong Hold will help to keep your hair in place all day long.
  5. If you have any specific hair concerns or would like a product recommendation feel free to call us for customized Aveda advice.
With these tips, you can achieve beautiful and stylish holiday hair that will make you feel confident and festive!
Happy Holidays!
-Raw Elements Salon