Going to an ugly Christmas sweater party? Of course you are! Nearly every home, bar, or restaurant is having one around this time of the year. The best thing you can do to salvage the sweater is to have great hair. You can take that sweater from funny and awful to Christmas chic. Click the notes for the best hairstyles to spice up your sweater. –– Kelly Rowe

Sultry Shiny Waves

Add a bit of luxury to your look with luscious waves.

Step: On damp hair liberally apply a cocktail of styling whip and set and style spray roots to ends.

Step: Blow dry hair smooth with a large round boar bristle brush.

Step: When hair is dry run shine luxe oil through to add brilliant sparkle and smooth any flyaways.

Step: Using a curling wand curl entire head away from face. When complete lightly rake waves with hands.

Step: Mist entire head with primp for hold and shine.


Bumped Up Pony

A Bardot-esque pony will add a bit of sex appeal.

Step: On towel dried hair spray in protective thickening lotion roots to ends and a nickel of hair crème on mid lengths and ends.

Step: Using a ceramic round brush blow dry hair making sure to spin and twist the ends before releasing from the barrel.

Step: Pulse refinish into crown area and backcomb. Rake hair into a high ponytail with hands. Make sure to leave some pieces out in the front to keep it flirty.

Step: Spray whole look with a light mist of holding spray. 


Punchy Volume and Messy Fishtail

Messy fishtails are so on trend, wearing one adds instant fashionable appeal.

Step: Mist set and style spray into damp hair. Blow dry strands by wrap drying with a paddle brush.

Step: An inch before the front hairline backcomb hair to create height and lightly pin down with a hair pin to keep height maintained at front. Allow pieces to lightly fall around sides of face with natural volume.

Step: Pull hair to side and fishtail braid. Secure with and elastic and pull apart braid a bit to create perfect messiness.

Step: Mist whole head with primp working spray for light hold and shine.

By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.

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