Celebration time come on! Step out this party season with hairstyles designed to celebrate. From gorgeous curls to pretty braids, our friends at ghd show you how to create 3 easy party hairstyles that’ll have you on the dance floor in no time.
It’s the crown of a true social butterfly. Whether you have long hair or a short bob, perfect the art of a blowout, without exhausting your arms, in this bouncy blowout hair tutorial. It starts with prepping your hair to ensure long-lasting volume, and knowing which brush to use to create shape to your hair.
How to | Bouncy Blowout
- Apply ghd Total Volume Foam to towel dried hair.
- Roughly blow dry hair until almost dry.
- Create a part and take a section from your ear to the top of your head and split it into two.
- Use a round ceramic vented brush – a vented brush won’t snag hair and being ceramic reduces drying time, aka the length of time heats on your hair. We recommend the ghd Ceramic Vent Radial Brush 45mm. Take a section of hair the width of the brush, place the brush under the section of hair, then glide the brush down to the ends while directing the airflow of your hairdryer over the hair and brush. Stop before hair falls from the brush.
- Roll the brush back under towards the roots and hold the hairdryer over the hair and the brush for a further few seconds. Repeat step 4 and 5 four times per section of hair.
- On the last repeat set the curl with a cool shot before removing the brush.
TIP | Place two fingers under the brush before unwrapping to minimise tension.
- Take the section and roll up, pinning the curl up with a clip. Be sure the ends are clipped in and not hanging out.
- Repeat steps 4 to 7 until all hair is pinned up.
- Remove pins and gently brush through your hair to smooth curls.
TIP | Use an anti-static brush like the ghd Oval Dressing Cushion Brush to reduce flyaways.
- Complete the look with a jewelled clip and get ready to par-tay!
Angelic and innocent, become an angel of the festive season with a halo braid. The halo braid flows effortlessly around your crown like halo or add a few sprigs of green for a Christmas wreath vibe. In the below how to braid tutorial, ghd shows you how to create a playful halo braid.
How to | Halo Braid
If you don’t have long hair to fashion into a halo braid, be the bell of the ball with lush wavy tresses and a chic braided headband instead - it’s perfect for bob-length hair. Wear your braided headband au-natural, teased out for a bohemian finish or embellish it with diamante stud pins. It’ll be like your own string of Christmas lights!
How to | Braided Headband
- Create a deep hairline section from ear to ear, clipping away the remaining hair.
- Start on one side of your head and take a small section from the hairline section and split it into three.
- Take the inner stand of hair and pass it over the middle strand.
- Then take the outer strand near your face, and cross it over the middle strand, taking a little more hair from the front.
TIP | To keep the braid along the hairline and create a defined edge, only add more hair from the hairline section when you cross over the outer strand.
- Continue braiding hair, crossing over the inner, middle and outer sections until you reach the other side of the hairline section.
- Tie the end of the braid with a hair tie or a couple of bobby pins to secure behind the ear.
- Unclip the remaining hair and spray with ghd Curl Hold Spray.
- Take the bottom section from ear to ear, clipping up the remaining hair.
- Using your ghd Platinum+ Styler, create waves by rotating the styler in a vertical half turn in 1-inch sections until section is complete.
- Section the next layer of hair and repeat step 9 but rotate in the opposite direction. This will help create texture and give a more natural finish.
- Repeat step 9 in the top section of hair, rotating the styler in the same direction as the bottom section.
- Gently comb fingers through the underside of your hair or brush with a ghd detangling comb.
- Finish with snowflake star hair pins and let your inner princesses shine!