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Festive Party Hair Inspiration

It’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas hair and beauty looks. We’re sure you’ll agree that part of the excitement of this time of year is the build-up to the big day itself! So with that in mind, here at Additional Lengths, we’re thinking about how upcoming festive parties and events are the perfect opportunities to showcase a brand new hairstyle or change up your hair colour.

Let’s explore our favourite Christmas party hairstyles and festive hair looks to get you in the mood for the merry season! Whether you’ve got parties booked in or cosy date nights planned, we’ll have something for you in this collection of hair ideas.

Vintage Inspired Waves

The long bob has without a doubt become the haircut of 2018, and with this in mind, why not spruce up your lob with a different parting and the addition of some glamorous waves for your Christmas party hairstyle? Vintage curls are perfect for the party season if you normally wear straight hair everyday and fancy a glamorous change for a festive work party or evening dinner with friends.

To create glossy waves like Lily Collins above, use the Cloud Nine Original Wand for beautiful results. Wrap sections of the hair around the sleek barrel, all in the same direction for a uniform look, and hold for a few seconds before letting go. Allow the curl to cool before spritzing with hairspray and running fingers through the hair to loosen up the curl so that it becomes a structured wave.

Bold Braids

Another trend that we have embraced with open arms this year has been pretty plaits and bold braids. If you’re looking for party hair ideas that will keep your hair away from your face, a French braid or two may just be the hairstyle for you.


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We love the look of a volumized braid from the crown of the head flowing into a chic bun at the nape of the neck for something a little different. This sophisticated winter hair look would be ideal for a Christmas meal with colleagues where you want to look polished but effortless.

Accessorize with Diamantes

No party hair look is complete without a dazzling accessory this year. Taking inspiration straight from the catwalk, retro hair barrettes and clips are being brought right back up to date with a diamante and tortoiseshell finish. Not only do they act as a way to keep hair off your face or hide a grown out fringe, but they also offer a decorative element to your overall look.


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Jazz up a side parting with a Christmas inspired hair accessory, or keep it classic with a diamante hair barrette slide as an easy way to add some sparkle to your party outfit.

Go Festive Red

Candy canes, holly bushes, Santa’s outfit – everything that signifies the festive period involves a touch of the colour red, so why not embrace it and go for a red hair colour this season? Even if your style is more caramel or gingerbread, there are so many beautiful hues on the red spectrum that you can opt for a rich auburn or deep chestnut as a way to ease yourself into a new hair colour.


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Turn into a redhead this party season and add some luxury to your hairstyle with Remi Cachet human hair extensions. You can add length and thickness to your hair with the Remi Cachet Elegance Injection Tape® Hair Extensions available in an array of stunning red tones, including cherry red, plum red, light and dark auburn, all of which result in a gorgeous look.

Our party hair ideas offer a whole host of options for you to completely change your hair for the festive season, or simply update your look for a special occasion. Explore the permanent and semi-permanent hair solutions we stock here at Additional Lengths, and view our range of heated hair tools to find the right styler to help you get ready for Christmas events in no time!


Luxury Hair Christmas Gift Guide

At Additional Lengths we love nothing better than getting our Christmas shopping done early, knowing that we’ve got our loved ones special treats they’ll love without the stress of last-minute-buying. To help you add to your Christmas shopping list, we’ve put together an Additional Lengths Christmas gift guide that includes the latest gift sets and products from some of our favourite haircare brands.

Whether you’re searching for gifts for hairdressers, friends, sisters or even yourself, our Christmas gift guide is packed with exciting haircare and hair styling products to suit all budgets! Because what’s Christmas Day without good hair?

The gift of healthy hair

Give loved ones the gift of soft, manageable hair with the Moroccanoil Styling Superstar Kit which contains four treatments; a Morroccanoil treatment, a Mending Infusion, a Dry Texture Spray and a Perfect Defense Mist. This kit is perfect for keeping your hair in the best condition, nourishing and helping you look your best. Our Moroccanoil Styling Superstar Kit is infused with argon-oil making hairstyling that little bit more luxurious. The kit offers hair hydration, moisturiser and added texture and is guaranteed to be a hit as a Christmas present. The popular Moroccanoil Styling Superstars kit comes in handy travel size bottle completes this kit and acts as the perfect foundation for hairstyling and finishing due to its shine-boosting qualities. An ideal gift for friends and family who want to step into the New Year with sophisticated, shiny tresses.

Upgrade their hair tools

If someone you know is in need of an upgrade when it comes to their beloved heated hair stylers, then GHD has got you covered with their exceptional range of hair tools. We love the GHD range of hair stylers for an award-winning hero hair tool that promises long-lasting results whether you want classy waves or poker straight locks. The heated hair tools here at Additional Lengths offer a super-fast, instant heat innovation for those who have no time to wait around on a morning! Long, thick hair will most definitely benefit from our GHD hair tools that help to create beautiful looks, no matter how unruly or thick your hair is. Whether you’re looking for a wave wand or an air hairdryer, we have the best products to make the perfect present.

Our GHD Gold Max Styler straighteners feature exclusive smooth plates that glide effortlessly over your hair, making it look thick and voluminous for longer. With a high-end sleep mode activated after the styler isn’t used for 30 minutes, it’s a great present for those who always forget to turn their stylers off!  

Stocking Fillers

Finally, no Christmas day is complete without some fabulous stocking fillers! Whether you’re looking to wrap up some of our best selling tangle teezers or know someone who has been after top of the range lashes, then we can help make someone’s Christmas that little bit more special.  Our top of the range accessories and tools are designed with top quality to make sure your Christmas is filled full of useful surprises.  

We’ve offered plenty of exciting hair-related Christmas gift ideas for the people in your life who love to keep their hair looking fabulous all year round.  Whether you’re looking for gifts for specific people, or even a cheeky Christmas gift for yourself after a hard day of gift shopping, you’ll find something here at Additional Lengths to satisfy everyone. We’ve offered an extensive range of exciting hair-related Christmas gift ideas for the people in your life who love to keep their hair looking on point all year round. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re bound to find some inspiration in this hair gift guide!