Holiday Hairstyle for short hair – Side Swept Elegance
With Christmas around the corner, it’s Holiday hairstyle season! 😉 I’m so excited!
This year I’ll definitely go with this
Side swept, elegant Holiday hairstyle for short hair.
I’m kind of obsessed lately with this Hollywood type of glamour and I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of curls and waves. So much fun! But shorter, layered hair doesn’t just stay side swept on it’s own. It needs a little help, and a festive side dutch braid is just the thing to help with that! The great thing is you can style the rest of your hair completely as you please.
Since it’s Holiday season and I’m a romantic, I decided to go with a deep side part and waves that I created two days before! That brings me to something else I wanted to share with you.
You see, I’ve never been able to go a couple of days without washing my hair and feeling good about it. 😉 But it’s good to let your hair rest, at least from time to time, so I was trying different dry shampoos, that frankly, left me a little frustrated, disappointed and annoyed. But then I found this one.
It allowed me to go without washing my hair for three days, create a third day hairstyle and gave me tons of volume! If you have been looking for a good dry shampoo and haven’t tried this one yet, another good reason to do so is the fact, that if you by the pink cap version, $5 USD from every sale of the limited edition pink cap Prêt-à-powder will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (find out more here).
If you have some other products you love and could recommend, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
But let’s get down to business, shall we? 😉 Let’s move on to the tutorial 🙂
- Make a deep side parting. Then on the side with less hair, pick up a vertical section from the parting to the top of your ear (about an inch from the hairline) and divide into 3 strands.
- Start crossing the outer strands under the middle one, then after crossing under the third time, start incorporating a new section of hair alternately from the bottom, then from the top (from the parting), also crossing under and adding it to what is now the middle strand.
- As for the top, stop adding new sections when you get to the top of your crown, usually that should be when the part ends. You should then just add hair from the bottom, making sure you only take small sections from the hairline, leaving the rest of your hair out of the braid.
- With longer hair, you can continue braiding close to the hair line until you pass the middle of the nape of your neck. With shorter, layered hair, it’s best to stop adding new hair to the braid when you feel that the strands are starting to slip out. Instead, braid a normal 3 strand braid a bit further down and secure it with an elastic.
- Then pick up most of the rest of your hair, leaving a little bit at the nape of your neck, and clip it away. In order to hide the end of the braid under your loose hair, pick up a thin strand at the nape (closer to the side your hair will be sweeping on) and tie it off with the braid. This will hold the braid in place and hide the ends.
Now you’re ready to style the rest of your fabulous locks your favourite way! Unless of course you find yourself a bit lazy or out of time and decide to go with your second or third day waves! 😉
I used a Babyliss curling wand, similar to this one, although my model is older and I couldn’t find it on their site. By the third day my hair was more wavy than curly, which suited me just fine. Like I said, experiment and most of all have fun!
Let me know if you have any questions or comments!
See you next time and Merry Xmas!