3 Ways to Wear It: Low ‘Dos for Party Season

Styling Trends

‘Messy bun and getting stuff done’ is everyone’s favorite hair meme, but AW17’s latest trend could be turning the saying on its head. Forget gravity-defying high twists and tousled topknots - this season, sleek, sophisticated low ‘dos are trending. Add some festive glam to your hairstyle with these nape-hugging party looks…

Prep work

Before styling a low ‘do, it’s essential to create the perfect canvas for the hair. Apply EIMI Body Crafter to roots for volume, then smooth EIMI Natural Volume Mousse through mid-lengths to give stands more grip. If the hair is naturally very straight, tong the ends using Wella Professionals Pro-Curl Conical to add texture, which will make hair more manageable during styling.

1. Super Sleek

Style a super-sleek ‘do, a la Kim Kardashian West, who’s been all over the low ‘do trend. Her look is sleek, centre-parted, and packed with shine for that effortless-glam finish. To create the look, use a pintail comb to perfect the strong parting, and press EIMI Shape Shift over flyaways using the palms of your hands to keep a smooth shape. Next, tie hair into a low ponytail, before twisting hair around the base of the pony so the ends are hidden. Fix with hair pins and a spritz of EIMI Super Set to finish the look.

2. Brilliant Braid

Add braids to the super-sleek look if you’re going for a style that’s a little more intricate. There are two ways you can do this: by braiding along the hairline before you create the pony, or by plaiting the ponytail itself, then twisting it into a bun. Braids require extra grip if you want them to stay in place, so use EIMI Ocean Spritz as a prep product that will give strands instant, pliable texture.

3. The Perfect Ponytail

The humble ponytail has had a makeover. As seen on Beyoncé, the low pony has been reinvented as the sleek, oh-so-chic party hair for every cool girl this season. Plus, it’s so easy to do; tong hair into loose waves to add texture, then brush back and secure at the nape of the neck with a tight band. This is a style you can really play with, whether you tease a few tendrils free, add a festive hair accessory, or conceal the band by wrapping a one-inch section of hair around it. Lend hold with EIMI Flexible Finish for a look that’s completely party-proof.

Find more hair inspiration in our Wella Hair Family Gallery, and follow @WellaHair on Instagram for the hottest winter hair looks. Make sure to tag us in your photos with #WellaHair #StylistsDoItBetter to show off your latest styles and be featured on our social channels.

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