Party Chic

Party chic, your ultimate party season guide…

With an array of parties, office events and family get-togethers on the horizon, there’s no time to waste in getting ready for the party season. Along with keeping your trusty kirby grips and styling spray handy in the top draw of your office desk, there are plenty of quick tricks which can work magic to create stunning looks for your locks at the last minute without having to have your hairdresser on speed dial. Classic ballerina buns, messy beehives and neat chignons – the up-dos seen at the autumn/winter fashion shows are the perfect source of inspiration for your party hairstyles. So, whether you like your up-dos neat and sleek or sexy and dishevelled, take your inspiration from these catwalk styles.

If you want to really let your hair down and transform a sensible work do into a foxy look for the office party, you can attempt many looks like twists, knots and braiding.Braid small amounts of your hair while it dries in the morning before work and clamp each section with straighteners so that the braids set firm. This way, you can unpick the braids just before the party, revealing fun and modern waves. Plaits are not just for the playground, in fact they have been propelled to stardom by designers, catwalk stylists and celebrities. Everyone’s been wearing plaits over the last couple of seasons,braids have exploded on to the catwalks proving they’re a good alternative to the ponytail.The fishtail plait being practically popular with its messy finish. Perfect when worn over one shoulder on long hair – think Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, it is the ideal way to add an on-trend finish to your look. 

Celebs are often seen wearing simple and stylish looks here are some of our favourites that can easily be created at home, remember our Eaton blowdry school if you need to learn our top tips to creating the perfect hair by our team of hair experts in Leeds and Barnsley.


Party ponytail – The classic ponytail is always an elegant choice for long hair, and it will suit most people regardless of their age. This is also a low maintenance option if your hair is not behaving as it should! Use a small amount of hair care product to tame unruly locks, brush the hair through and secure at the nape of the neck with a  hair accessory for added Christmas cheer. For an alternative look try back combing, waving or tousleing the ponytail for a more modern feel.


Chic short hair – Short hair doesn’t have to mean a lack of styling. Look at celebs like Dannii Minogue,she experiments with a new styles and demonstrates how easy it is to have fun with a short look. Wear your shorter hair with a fringe and straight for a sharper edgy feel or sweep it back and add some waves for a more feminine finish. You might not be able to create such a dramatic look with your hair alone but stock up on glamorous head bands and accessories and you could still have striking Christmas hair all through party season, match with immaculate make-up for a strong overall look.

Want to be the belle of the ball? A full-on glamorous blow-out is the only answer.Finish off your Hollywood waves with a slick of velvet red lippie and some warm glowing blusher.


Quiffs/ Bouffants, 

Add oodles of root lift and pull your hair into a backcombed bouffant the perfect quick fix for anyones hair.


The Side-parted trend has been seen at catwalk shows like Christian Dior and Diane Von Furstenberg

. Create your side-parting on wet hair for an ultra-sleek look. Use a comb to create a razor-sharp side-parting. Slick your side-parted hair back behind your ears and secure at the nape of your neck to create this simple style.Wet-look locks are perfect for party season and are great for discuising hair that is not freshly washed after a day at work. Add extra lashes and some colourful lips to give a catwalk feel. 


Get twisted! Twist your locks back on either side of your head and secure into a bun at the nape of your neck. This pretty evening style was spotted on the runway at Valentino, or create a twisted down-do. Take the front two sections of your hair and twist back to meet at the back of your head. Let the rest of your hair fall into soft waves.


There’s nothing more chic than a classic ballerina bun – as proven at Stella McCartney catwalkshows.


Have fun creating your perfect hair to complement your look and …Happy partying!

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