Turn up the volume!
We're in holiday mode and with so many parties and family gatherings on our calendars, making sure the kiddies are prepped and primped is a must. We've teamed up with Hair On Purpose founder Bukky Ojeifo to create four easy and super cute hairstyles for your kid to rock through the New Year. Next: a regal updo with a twist and of course--accessories!
December has arrived, which means the next few weeks will consist of gift giving, tree trimming and our favorite part of the holiday season—parties. As we inch closer to the New Year, it’s time to revel in milestones; another year at the job, 365 more days with your significant other or another grueling college semester. So, when invitations to office celebrations and ugly Christmas sweater parties hit your inbox, be sure to RSVP! While you may feel compelled to let your hair down, updos are actually the perfect party-proof hairstyle. With your hair out of the way, you can dance and not worry about your hair falling flat and sneak a kiss underneath the mistletoe without having to pluck strands from your lip gloss. From braided crowns to top knots, the possibilities are literally endless. Skip the drama of unruly hair and rock one of these celeb-inspired updos for your holiday mixer.
The holidays are always super busy. Between running errands, preparing for house guests and cooking dinner, many of us will find ourselves cutting corners with our beauty routine. However, that doesn't mean we have to look like it. Make this hectic time of year seem effortless by styling your hair into an easy and beautiful updo. Whether you’re cooking a Thanksgiving feast or doing light cleaning, an updo is a convenient hair style for getting things done and with no hassle. Get inspired by these holiday-ready styles, spotted on Instagram.
Hair and lifestyle vlogger Whitney White brings us loads of fresh, real and fun hairstyle inspiration online. Whether she’s whipping up a DIY mane concoction, letting us in on how she gets her enviable curls or just making us laugh (check out her 100 Layers of Wigs video!), she keeps us and her nearly 800,000 YouTube followers hooked. Here she shares six of her party-perfect looks that will add a little flair to your tresses.
Now that Daylight Savings Time is mostly a distant memory, we can officially start sprinkling our beauty stash with some holiday cheer. The fall and winter seasons call for extra sparkle and shine, so why not take on the festive aesthetic with your hair choices? As of late, we've watched accessories make a major comeback on the runways, red carpet and even album covers (see: Solange's A Seat At The Table). These teeny adornments aren't reserved for the A-list. Elevate your holiday look with some of our favorites, straight from the December 2016 issue of ESSENCE.