3 Holiday Hairstyles Sure to Turn Heads

By Jessica Conway, GalTime.com

Party season is in full swing! This year, instead of changing up your outfit for each event, why not change up your 'do? Wearing a new hairstyle is a fun, not to mention free, way to switch up your style. Celeb stylist Sherri Jesse gives us the tutorial!

Feeling festive? Braids are awesome for an elegant fix on second day hair. This style can hide your roots if you don't feel like shampooing a blowout. This French braid circles the head once, so French braid your hair upside-down and continue braiding the ends. Wrap around your head and secure with pins. Even if you have a few flyaways, the texture will add romance to your style. (PS: Envision the style below with a single romantic coil, almost like a crown...less runway and more real way!)

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Feeling naughty? Pull your hair tightly into a high ponytail. Thread the ponytail through a large hair donut (found at any beauty supply store) and pin it to the top of your head. Then, twist small sections of the ponytail from the end and pull them over the hair pad, scrunching each strand to create a ruching effect. Hairspray to hold in place. (PS: The one below has mega-volume, but you can tailor the height to your peronal taste.)

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Feeling nice? A simple braid can be coiled and pinned to create an amazing shape. This is a great hairdo if you're crunched for time - it's quick and easy! First, shampoo and dry your hair, then flat iron for a sleek shine. Next, create a deep side part. Braid a small section of hair on either side. Connect the two braids, twist them into a spiral on one side of your head, and pin to secure. A light misting of a heat protecting spray will increase shine before you straighten, and a little hairspray will hold flyaways in place.

L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, $14.99; Vidal Sassoon Bobbi Pins, $1.29; Large Hair Donut, $5.00, Batiste Dry Shampoo, $7.99; Elle No Crimp Hair Elastics, $3

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Sherri Jesse has been a successful stylist and salon owner for 20 plus years. She is among the most sought after educators in the beauty industry. Sherri has been featured as an industry expert in such acclaimed magazines as OK!, Cosmopolitan and Beauty Entertainment, as well as in numerous educational videos and television shows.