With the holiday season around the corner, it’s never to early to start thinking about the perfect party hairstyle. 2010 has been the year of the updo and 2011 is predicted to be the same. The red carpet saw a variety of glam and retro styles as well as sophisticated braids coupled with half up and half down looks.
If you want to really turn heads at that highly anticipated work party or fancy Christmas gathering, then consider the half updo with braids or a messy spontaneous look. There are plenty of online publications or print magazines to find inspirations so take the time to do some research. Many of the so-called “fabulous” looks styled by celebrities can easily be replicated at home.
If you go with a messy or half updo, consider adding a mini braid or two and placing behind the ear. A small braid across the top can also add an elegant touch to a seemingly normal updo.
One important aspect to consider is your face shape and matching it to the updo. Not every updo goes with every face shape. If you are unsure of your face shape, then consult with a hairdresser or talk to your friends.
You will want to stand out at the Christmas party and your hairstyle will dictate your appearance. An updo can be catered to the event, whether it be business casual or black tie formal. Feel free to add an accessory or two for added effect. Perhaps a festive ribbon or bow or even a bit of mistletoe will surely get the attention you deserve!