B1a755d0a4489345cb1b style tips holidays

Searching for an easy way to elevate your look during the holiday season?  While fresh outfits are a definite must, it’s also good to keep a couple of new hairstyles in rotation for every event. Read on to learn three easy styles to fit all of your holiday celebrations.

For the work holiday party…

The Dutch Braided Bun


We’re giving this silver hair a gold medal. Well done @mendiscreations! #Matrix

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Equal parts elegant and chic, this style is perfect for partying with your colleagues. To achieve the look, start off by creating two large Dutch braids at the sides of your head, then secure them with clear hair elastics. Gently pull the braids apart, then twist the braids and the rest of your hair into a messy bun at the nape of your neck. Secure the bun with bobby pins, then finish with Matrix Total Results High Amplify Proforma Hairspray to lock the style in place.


For your annual White Elephant gift exchange with your BFFs….

The Sleek Center Part

Perfect for a night out with the girls, this straight style is easy to create in a rush. Starting off on blow-dried hair, create a center part, then spray Biolage Thermal Active Setting Spray onto dry hair. Use a flat-iron to smooth strands, making sure to add a little bend to the ends, then use a small amount of Matrix Style Link Over Achiever to smooth down the hair around your part.


For a family gathering….

The Half-Up, Half-Down 


The result is still beautiful even after #Matrix Laquers fade out. @ConstanceRobbins nails it again!

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Start off by applying Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Sea Salt Spray to strands, then wrap sections of hair around a 1-inch curling iron to create waves, making sure to leave the ends out. Allow the waves to cool, then pull the front sections of your hair into a tiny ponytail or twist and secure it with a clear hair elastic and bobby pins if needed. Finish with Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Finishing Spray to hold the style in place and add shine.

Looking for even more holiday styling tricks? Check out these looks and stay tuned for more fashion-forward styles from Matrix. Not sure what to get everyone on your list this holiday season? Take a peek at our top picks to help you get through the gifting season with ease (no mall visits required)!