Holiday Hairstyle: Side Swept Waves


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It’s December, which means it’s officially holiday season! It’s that wonderful time of to dazzle in a glittery dress and a standout hairstyle. So when getting glam for this season’s parties, we have the perfect holiday hair look that doesn’t take too much time to achieve.

For this holiday season try side-swept waves for an ultra glamorous hairstyle. We have seen this old Hollywood hairstyle on many stars like Rita Ora and Amanda Seyfried (above). But you don’t need to be a Hollywood starlet with a hair team to achieve this elegant look. All you will  need is a blow dryer, a round brush, curling iron, pins, and some hair spray, and you’ll be set to achieve the chic curls.


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To achieve the party-ready waves like Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez (above), hairstylist Ryan Richman recommends applying Living Proof Prime Style Extender ($20; to damp hair before blow-drying to help your style last throughout the night. After brushing all of your hair to one side with a deep side-part, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl hair section by section in the same direction (curl outwards or inwards). Then, “gently brush out your curls into a uniformed wave,” he said. Pin hair behind the opposite ear, where the curls are not, to add that extra touch of glam just like the celebs.

Check out the video below from Vegas Nay to see how you can achieve side-swept waves in a step-by-step tutorial:

And for women with shorter hair, watch Shannon’s romantic bombshell curls tutorial:

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