Perfect Party Hair

Holiday parties are a perfect opportunity to experiment with chic, celeb-inspired hair styles. Here are three show stopping styles from Wella Professionals Top Artist, Claudio Lazo, that will perfectly top off your party look this season.
 
BRAIDS
Braids are a fantastic way to go from day to night and the perfect solution to a last minute holiday party invite. If you have longer locks, try a simple braid swept over one shoulder, or for a more dressed up style, pull the braid around to the front of your head and pin it like a headband. Don’t worry about having every hair in the perfect place; the style looks best when a few pieces are left out around the face and on the nape of the neck.
 
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Recommended products to create the look:
Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance Shine Pomade, Pearl Styler Styling Gel and Stay Essential Finishing Spray
 
 
ACCESSORIZED CHIGNON
If your hair has natural texture or curl, a chignon is a great look to try. In fact the more curl the better! The style might look complicated, but it is actually really easy to recreate. Simply pull the hair back into low, loose ponytail, and begin twisting the hair into itself. Then using bobby pins, pin the twist at the nape of the neck, either in their center or on the side behind the ear. To create a more tousled, romantic look, use your fingers to pull some pieces out in front of the ear and around the face. You can also add in a rhinestone headband or sparkled clip for some extra holiday bling.
 
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Recommended products to create the look:
Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Mousse, Flowing Form Smoothing Balm and Stay Essential Finishing Spray
 
 
HOLLYWOOD WAVE FAUX BOB
A faux bob is a sleek and elegant style perfect for any holiday party or New Year’s Eve bash. To achieve this look, begin by taking a small horizontal section of hair at the nape of your neck and braiding it. This section will be used as an anchor to create the faux bob. Once braided, pin the braid tightly to the nape of your neck. Next, using a 1 inch barrel curling wand, curl 2 inch sections of hair, pinning each curl in place until all of the curls have been set. Allow the curls to cool for 15 minutes and remove the pins. Gently brush out the curls to create soft waves. Then, taking a few inches of hair at a time, pin the ends of each section under and into the braid. Continue to pin sections of hair under the braid to create a mid-shoulder faux bob. If some pieces of hair fall out, don’t worry, it makes it for a more of a loose, undone look.
 
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Recommended products to create the look:
Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse, Oil Reflections and Stay Firm Finishing Spray
 
 
Want to get pampered at a salon instead of trying one of these looks at home? Use the Wella salon finder to find a Wella Professionals expert near you. When you book an appointment at a local Wella Professionals salon and tweet an image of your new look to @WellaHairUSA + the salon name, you will receive $20 off your next Rent the Runway rental!