It's officially the holiday season which means--parties galore! Want to do something festive with your locks that doesn't require elaborate twisting and pinning or a half hour blow-out? We pored over the fall/winter 2012 runways for modern and festive hairstyles that would work for long hair. Our two faves? A now-classic wrapped ponytail, and a thoroughly fresh version of the "half up/half down" 'do popular with long-tressed ladies like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton. The best part is that they're easy to do at home. Here's how, brought to you by Drano:
HAIR WRAPPED PONYTAIL:
What you need: • Hair elastics • Smoothing serum • Hair spray • A bobby pin that matches your hair color
How to do it: • Make a ponytail where you like it--we recommend putting it at the base of the scalp (that says "chic" as opposed to "cheerleader.") • Grab a small section of hair from the bottom of the pony to leave out. • Secure the pony (except for the piece you grabbed) with an elastic. • Wrap the loose piece of hair around the elastic and secure it with a bobby pin. • Use a bit of serum on the end of the pony and spray your whole head with a light misting of hair spray to keep messy fly-aways at bay.
CLIPPED HALF-UP/HALF-DOWN 'DO:
What you need: -Volumizing/heat protectant spray -1 inch curling iron -A pretty hair clip (Topshop has cute ones) -Light hold hair spray
How to do it: • Prep your hair all over with a volumizing spray. • Part hair in the middle. • Use a curling iron to add waves throughout hair. • Take two-inch sections from each side of the part, and twist them away from the face, making them meet in the back. • Secure with clip then spray all over with the light hold hair spray to hold waves in.