5 Quick Holiday Hair & Makeup Tips

If ever there was a time to get all glammed up, it’s the holidays! Thankfully, your glamorous new look doesn’t have to break the bank. There a few quick and easy things you can do to add some flair and drama to your look. Here are 5 Quick Holiday Hair & Makeup Tips to get you looking festive fast.

Shimmering Eyeshadow –Get in the ritzy mood with metallic smoky eyes. Try colors like silver and copper. Work with two shades, applying the lighter hue in the inner corner to make your eyes twinkle. Use the darker shade at the edges to add dramatic definition. The rest of your makeup should be toned-down—just add a coat of mascara, a dust of blush, and a neutral lip color.

Red Lips – Bright red lips will make a bold statement. To wear this look, first line the outside and the inside of your lips because lipstick tends to bleed. Make sure you pick out the right color of red for your skin tone. If you have a pink complexion, you’ll look better in plum shades, while yellow skin tones look better with a warmer red shade. To play up the bold lip you want to keep the rest of your look simple. Just eyeliner and mascara should do the trick.

Cascading Waves– It’s an elegant look that’s perfect for a holiday get-together. You’ll want to start with day-old hair and spray it with a light-hold hairspray. Curl only the lower section of hair below your cheekbones and hold the iron vertically so the waves fall back, away from the face. You can sweep the waves to one side for a more modern vibe.

Amplified Up-Do – Pulling your hair back off your face will show off your gorgeous neckline. The key to this style is volume and lots of it! Tease, scrunch, and curl before pulling back your hair into a ponytail. You can leave it like this or wrap into a big loose bun and secure with bobby pins.

Hair Accessories –No matter how you’re wearing you hair, adding a clip or headband will instantly dress it up. Try wearing a feather headband or a bejeweled hair clip. Hair accessories always look the best when worn on the side of the head, close to the face.

If you really want to amp up your look for the holidays, why not come into Salon Success Academy to get styled? Our students can give you the glamorous look you want, without the hassle, and for a fraction of the price that it would cost in a high-end salon. Check out all of the salon services we offer and call the campus nearest you to make an appointment!