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Holiday hair: 6 easy looks

Be the mane attraction this holiday with these six gorgeous looks.

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Though this hairstyle is popular among many brides, it's also a great look for the holidays. Perhaps it's that hint of Brigitte Bardot evident with the tousled waves and bedroom-esque hair.

Here are a few simple steps to recreate this look: 

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Step 1 and 2: Using a large barrel iron, create loose curls all around your hair. Once you finish, lightly brush your fingers through it.

Step 3 and 4: Spritz hairspray to the top half of your hair. Tease the roots of by backcombing it with a fine-toothed comb.

Step 5 and 6: Smooth out the teased part of your hair. Loosely push each side of your hair back, beginning just right above the ear and gather it halfway.

Steps 7 and 8: Secure the section with bobby pins. 

Simple and romantic, just imagine how great this style will look on a pretty red dress.

Bow Hairstyle

Don't worry, it's not as difficult as it looks. 

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This ultra chic and girly hairstyle would be perfect for a black-tie gala. Achieve this look in 8 simple steps:

1. Gather your hair in a high ponytail, securing it with an elastic that matches your hair colour. Divide your hair into two equal sections. (If your hair is thick, divide it into four sections).

2. Place a hot roller underneath the sectioned hair and roll it towards the base of the ponytail. Repeat with the other section and secure it with a clip.

3. Leave the rollers in your hair for roughly five minutes or until it cools. (Curling/waving your hair makes it easier to style, so there aren't random strands sticking out).

4. Remove the rollers and run a paddle brush through your hair, smoothing out the curls. Once you finish, take a fine-toothed comb and tease each section. Mist with a hairspray.

5. After teasing the sections, brush out the top layer of each teased section. The lower part of the hair underneath needs to remain full as it provides the volume needed to create the bow.

6. Secure the ends of the two sections. This will create two ponytails within the existing ponytail that you have.

7. Take one section of your hair and loop it inwards, creating a large roll underneath and continue with the other section:

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8. Secure your hair with bobby pins, adding it to the top and bottom of the bow. 

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Remember to place it inside the bow. You want to maintain the shape and the volume. Don't forget to finish off with hairspray.

 

Styling your hair doesn't need to be difficult. From the adorable bow hair to the figure eight side ponytail, it doesn't get any easier than this.

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With these six simple hairstyles under your belt, there's no need to fret about how to style your locks for the evening. 

 

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