AMP UP YOUR PARTY HAIR WITH DAZZLING ADORNMENT
Take your look to the next level with gorgeous accessories which were made to enhance your party hair.
Accessorising for your locks is about more than just hair ties and headbands. Put a twist on your go-to looks and introduce sparkle to your party hair routine with these glitzy adornments; go for modern glamour and find the perfect eye-catching piece to offset your look.
Think attention-grabbing detail and enviable results ideal for any party. From your best friend’s wedding to a night on the town; pull on your dancing shoes and get ready to strut your stuff with the ghd guide to killer party hair.
DRESSED UP PONY
The humble ponytail is a beauty staple. Whether you’re making a swept-back stylish statement or making an impact at the office party, the ponytail can be dressed up in an instant with a gorgeous accessory.
How to create a dressed up pony
1. Straighten your locks
2. Pull hair back to the nape of your neck
3. Secure the ponytail in place
4. Conceal your hair tie with your locks
5. Fix your clip above your pony
step 1: Straighten your locks
Use the ghd platinum+ styler to lock in a super straight style. Select a 1-2 inch section and glide the styler from root to tip. Repeat this process throughout your hair.
step 2: Pull your hair back to the nape of your neck
Once sleek, bring all of your hair to the nape of your neck to create a low ponytail.
step 3: Secure the ponytail in place
Fix your ponytail in place with a hair tie.
step 4: Conceal your hair tie with your locks
Take a 1 inch section from the bottom of the ponytail and wind it around the base where your hair tie sits. Continue to wrap the section until you come to the ends, then tuck it under the hair tie for a tidy finish.
step 5: Fix your clip above your pony
Pick up your embellishment and fix it above the base of your pony for the final flourish of this enchanting look.
Relaxed waves are a boho take on party hair, combining free-spirited cool with glamorous styling. Add a dash of sparkle to this fresh-faced look with a trio of glittering clips.
How to create embellished waves
1. Prep your hair with product
2. Use a styler to create waves
3. Repeat throughout your locks
4. Fix your chosen embellishment
step 1: Prep your hair with product
Prep is key to creating fabulous waves that stay put. Generously spritz your dry hair with ghd curl hold spray before you begin to style.
step 2: Use a styler to create waves
Wrap your locks around the barrel of your ghd curve® classic wave wand in small 1-2 inch sections. Hold in place for 5-8 seconds for waves which stay locked in.
step 3: Repeat throughout your locks
Apply the same technique used in step 2 on all of your hair until you have a full head of waves. Take care to create waves in different directions to craft a carefree style.
step 4: Fix your chosen embellishment
For a cool vintage vibe, add sparkling slides to your look at your hairline. It’ll gently pull the hair back from your face and add a glittering new dimension to the style.
The headband takes on an elegant, grown-up twist when you pair it with a classic updo. Opt for something with a little unique flair when you create this party hair classic for yourself.
How to create a headband updo:
1. Pull hair back to the nape of your neck
2. Secure a low ponytail
3. Twist your hair into a sleek knot
4. Fix your knot in place with hair grips
5. Loosen a few strands for added romance
6. Add your headband
7. Finish with final shine spray
step 1: Pull your hair back to the nape of your neck
Take all of your hair and pull it back to sit at the nape of your neck.
step 2: Secure a low ponytail
Use a hair tie to keep it in place.
step 3: Twist your hair into a sleek knot
Begin by holding your ponytail straight and twisting clockwise. Once you have a sleek rope of hair, use it to create a tight knot at the nape of your neck.
step 4: Fix your knot in place with hair grips
When you have your knot, tuck the ends underneath it to conceal any loose hair. Use hair grips to secure the final look in place, being sure to place them under the knot so they aren’t visible.
step 5: Loosen a few strands for added romance
Pull a few tendrils of hair loose from around your hairline to frame your face and create a dreamy vibe.
step 6: Add your headband
Place your headband two inches back from your hairline, allowing your loosened locks to take centre stage.
step 7: Finish with final shine spray
Complete your 1920s look with a final touch of healthy shine with a spritz of ghd final shine spray.
Products used: ghd final shine spray.
Nothing says romance like a fairy tale braid paired with a few loosened, wispy locks. Add a touch of sparkling detail to this updo style and let your party hair look do the talking.
How to create adorned braids:
1. Split your hair into two equal sections
2. Separate each section into three
3. Begin to plait your hair
4. Secure the end of your plait
5. Repeat on other side
6. Pull one plait back and pin in place
7. Pin your second plait
8. Work your embellishment into your plaits
9. Loosen tendrils for ethereal styling
step 1: Split your hair into two equal sections
Use the ghd tail comb to create a centre parting on clean, dry hair and divide all your tresses in two.
step 2: Create three sections
Take one side and split it into three equal sections.
step 3: Begin to plait your hair
Take one of the outside sections and place it over the middle section. Repeat with the other outside section before pulling more hair into the plait. Continue using this technique and plait until you reach the ends of your hair.
step 4: Secure the end of your plait
Use a hair tie to hold your plait in place.
step 5: Repeat on other side
Work through steps 2-4 on the other half of your hair.
step 6: Pull one plait back and pin in place
Bring your first plait back to the nape of your neck and loop it around your head towards the opposite ear before pinning it firmly in place with hair grips.
step 7: Pin your second plait
Once your first plait is secured, begin to pin the second. Layer it over the first plait to conceal any pins and intertwine them for a divine look. Finish by tucking the end of your second plait under the first to hide the ends, then pin it in place.
step 8: Work your embellishment into your plaits
Introduce some sparkle into the style and weave your chosen adornments into your braids.
step 9: Loosen some tendrils for ethereal styling
Complete the look and add to the charm of this style by gently teasing a few strands of hair loose in your braid.
Products used: ghd tail comb
Wavy half updo
Touchable texture and dynamic movement is a must for killer party hair. Bring those luxe waves into a half updo and complete the look with a stunning accessory that’ll wow.
How to create a wavy half updo:
1. Prep your hair with curl hold spray
2. Create waves
3. Take a 3 inch section from either side of your parting
4. Split your section into three
5. Create a plait
6. Repeat on the other side.
7. Secure the two plaits together at the back of your head
8. Remove your hair tie for tumbling locks
step 1: Prep your hair with curl hold spray
Generously mist dry hair with ghd curl hold spray before you style to ensure lasting results.
step 2: Create waves
Take a 1-2 inch section of hair and wrap it around the barrel of your ghd curve® classic wave wand. Hold for 5-8 seconds for a defined wave. Repeat this throughout your hair.
step 3: Take a 3 inch section from either side of your parting
Use the ghd tail comb to pull out a 3 inch section at your temple on both sides of your parting. Pin one section aside and leave the other hanging loose.
step 4: Split your section into three
With your loose section of hair, split it into three equal parts.
step 5: Create a plait
Take one of the outer sections and cross it over the middle section. Place the other outer section over your new middle piece and repeat this process until you come to the ends of your hair. Secure in place with a hair tie.
step 6: Repeat on the other side
Unpin the other section and repeat steps 4 and 5.
step 7: Secure the two plaits together at the back of your head
Bring both plaits to the back of your head. Use your chosen accessory to pin them together.
step 8: Remove your hair tie for tumbling locks
Remove the hair ties from your plaits and loosen the locks for gorgeous flowing waves.
Set yourself apart from the rest of the guests at your next celebration with next level styling. Achieving party hair greatness is made easy with accessories. Adorn your favourite looks and add that extra touch of something special to your tresses.