Monday, November 5

Holiday Hair Week - Tutorial #1: Touseled Glam Bun

Happy Monday you guys! I know a lot of you will probably scoff when I say this, but I actually love Mondays! They always mean good things like fresh starts, new schedules, and they are my favorite days to open giveaways, make announcements, or start a new series on my blog! and you know what? Today I am doing just that. I'm starting a little mini hairstyle series, and I'm calling it Holiday Hair Week because I am going to take the next seven days to bring you 7 quick, glamorous, party-perfect hairstyles!

SoirĂ©e season can often cause a lot of anxiety, but in my book it can also inspire adventurous hair:) I hope that this week of styles will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, and stop telling yourself that you don't know how to do hair, or that don't have the time to put a little effort into your hair because for one I'm teaching you and for two, it only takes a few minutes  Your hair is the best accessory you wear, so why not make it fabulous? Especially at a party or event! 
When it comes time to glam up for a holiday evening or event, you don't necessarily have to spend all day long on your hair to look glamorous. You really don't. Also, people usually will say that in order to be glamorous you have to go with a fancy schmancy  up-do, but my rule for picking a style that stands out is picking one that is the opposite from your norm! For instance, if you are a strait haired gal, go with curled locks! If you normally wear your hair up in a pony, let it be free for the night! Lets get started:)
Supplies needed:
- boar bristle brush or comb
- two hair ties
- bobby pins

Step #1: Choose a dramatic side part to start off, and smooth the top half of your hair back into a ponytail at the back of your head and secure tightly with a hair tie. Pull the rest of your hait into a ponytail close to the first.
Step #2: Taking a small section of hair, begin to twist it up. Holding the very end of your twist tightly in one hand, tug carefully on the rest of your twist and pull upwards creating a secure clump of loopy hair, which you will secure tightly to your head with 1 bobby pin.
Step #3: repeat the process in step 2 with both your ponytails  I did about 12 total), making sure to check in a two way mirror and secure up any flyaways that may be loose. tug gently at various parts of your hair a bit here and there to create more volume, and give it some good hairspray girl!
Come back every day this week for a variety of new styles, because there will undoubtedly be one perfect to match that particular dress, or that pair of heels:)  Whether you're dressing up for an after-work cocktail party or an all-out black tie affair, you'll find the perfect holiday hair style in this series. Can't wait to hear what you think!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you come back tomorrow for the next tutorial!
xo, Em

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  1. Beautiful hair style. You look stunning in that shade of purple!

  2. Love this hairstyle! i can't wait for the other hairstyles :)

  3. Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! :D Would you mind flying in to do my hair this december? I'd love you forever, haha. xo Nikki

  4. love the idea on the series! Lord knows i need ideas on hairstyles. loving this one.

  5. I love it! That is something I've always wanted to try--now I have a step by step tutorial!! Thanks for sharing :D

  6. stunning look! i will definitely have to try this!
    love your blog!
    following you now & would love if you checked mine out and followed if you liked!

  7. Love this! And so excited to see some fun new hairstyles :)

  8. Oh my goodness.
    This hairstyle is fabolous.
    Now my goal is to grow my hair out and try this. (:
    You are gorgeous by the way!

  9. Love the style!

  10. I'll have to try this hairstyle out! You are stunning!

  11. hi there!
    cute blog!
    love your hair!

  12. Your hairstyles are so pretty! I'm hopeless with every kind of hairstyle!

  13. Wow this looks gorgeous, I think I need you to do my hair for me lol, xoxo.

  14. hi dear, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I'm reading your posts... you're so good to do hairstyles, I can't chose one because they are all gorgeous...and you're so pretty <3
    I'm a new follower :)
    kisses from Italy,

  15. Love the hairstyle! So gorgeous! I am a new follower via Bloglovin :)

    Melani @

  16. I tried this one today, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted. I'll retry tomorrow and hopefully it'll be good enough so that I can show you :)

  17. Could this one be done as a video tutorial, whenever you find you have time for that again :)? I love it, but when I tried it, the hair that I was pulling back to my head from the twist just looked frizzy, and I'm not sure where I went wrong! Thanks :)