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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. To help you add to your 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!

The gift of healthy hair

Give loved ones the gift of soft, manageable hair with the Moroccan Oil Hydrate Tin Gift Set which contains everything they’ll need to smooth their tresses. The Moroccan Oil shampoo is infused with argan oil, Vitamins A & E and moisturising red algae to infuse dehydrated hair with nourishment, whilst the Moroccan Oil conditioner works up a treat offering even more hydration. The popular Moroccan Oil Original Treatment 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 Cloud Nine have got you covered with their exceptional range of hair tools. We love the Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Original Iron Gift Set for an award-winning hero hair tool that promises long lasting results whether you want classy waves or poker straight locks. The Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Touch Iron Gift Set offers a super fast, instant heat innovation for those who have no time to wait around on a morning! Long, thick hair will benefit from the Cloud Nine Gift of Gold Wide Iron Gift Set that has wider ceramic plates to help create beautiful looks, no matter how unruly or thick your hair is.


Cloud Nine straighteners feature exclusive Kinder Heat Technology with signature mineral infused ceramic plates so that hair damage from daily heat is kept to a minimum. Designed to create fabulous looks but be kind to hair, the Cloud Nine straighteners are an essential addition to any hair kit, and they can make excellent gifts for hairdressers.

Stocking Fillers

Finally, no Christmas day is complete without some lovely stocking fillers!Pop the Cloud Nine Cracker Gift Set into their stocking to help them add a spritz of magic to their hair with the Cloud Nine Magical Potion spray. This award-winning haircare product promises to reduce hair drying time by 50% whilst also acting as a heat protectant, weightless leave-in conditioner and a UV filter to keep hair looking fabulous and healthy during the winter months.

We’ve offered plenty 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. Whether you’re looking for gifts for hairdressers, friends and family, or even Christmas gifts for yourself to ask from loved ones, you’re bound to find inspiration in this hair gift guide. Take a look at the full ranges of hair accessories or heated styling tools at Additional Lengths for high quality products from the best brand names such as GHD and Cloud Nine.

If you don’t know what they’d like best this Christmas, we also offer Additional Lengths gift vouchers which can be bought and redeemed online, allowing your friends and family the freedom to select their perfect hair product!