How to: master 3 hair styles

for any event

December is the unofficial month of events, social gatherings, and parties. Whether you have a Christmas party on a Wednesday night, followed by a first birthday party on a Saturday morning, we simply don’t have the time or budget to be visiting the hairdresser every third day.

Hair shouldn’t be hard – that’s why I’ve made it SUPER easy for you and your next event, with these 3 beginner hair tutorials, for every type of event. Let’s get started!

Hannah Pownall

The Guide Editor

Hannah is our resident Editor of The Guide. Having worked across various beauty brands, as well as 7 years experience as a makeup artist, she brings a mix of journalism with real beauty knowledge.

"3 hair how-to’s that any beginner can master"

Twisted Halo

This one is perfect for an afternoon garden party or BBQ at a friends. This is actually my go-to for the ‘day-after event’ when my blow dry is two days old and needs a freshen up.

1. Start with your hair, blow-dried, brushed and parted down the middle of your head. I always like to add some smoothing or thickening serum (depending on your hair type) to wet hair before I blow dry. This means the style lasts longer, and your hair is a lot easier to manage. A great one for fine hair is the Garnier Full and Luscious Serum, as it adds fibre-fIlling molecules that expand the hair, and make your hair look and feel thicker.

2. Section off two even pieces of hair from your front section of hair – one on either side of your part.

3. Start with one side, twist the section of hair from the front of your head, to the back centre, and secure it with a pin in the middle of your head.

4. Twist back the other side section of your hair, to the back centre, and tucking it behind the first section of hair.

5. Secure this with another pin.

Messy Ponytail

I love the messy pony for a Saturday night event or night out. It’s super easy and has better hold and texture with dirtier hair!

1. Pull the hair from your ears above into a half-up half-down pony, using about ¾ of your hair. Make sure to use a paddle brush to smooth out any lines and bubbles so the hair is nice and sleek

2. Pull the remaining lower ½ of hair into a pony tail, right beneath the top one, so they’re sitting one on top of the other.

3. Tease the top pony tail using a comb, to create texture and fullness. If you’ve got finer hair, I always recommend using a hair texturizing spray – like the Garnier Full and Luscious Volume Booster Texturising Spray while teasing, to help keep texture and shape.

4. You can either leave this as is – the bottom layer of pony tail will make your pony appear fuller and longer, or you can take a small section from the underneath lower ponytail and wrap it around both ponytails, securing with a pin to create an invisible hair tie.

Knotted Bun

This is a favourite for day-time work events when you need something sleek and professional, or when you’re wearing a higher neckline (and also another favourite for dirty hair days!).

1. Start by pulling hair into a low, sleek pony tail.

2. Loosely braid the length of your hair and secure it with a clear or hair-coloured elastic.

3. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail, like you would a bun, and tucking in loose ends with pins.

4. Lock in the style and any flyways in place with a finishing hair spray – I used Garnier Full and Luscious Volume Booster Texturising Spray.