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Easy ways to add glam to holiday style

When it comes to the holiday season, people go all out — decorating houses in lights, throwing fancy parties and giving elaborate gifts. If you want to match your hairstyle to the bright season, one of the best ways to do it is to add glam to your hair. While you might think elegant 'dos are intimidating or too involved to execute (especially with all those last-minute gifts to buy), they don't have to be. Here are some quick and easy ways to dress up your locks for the holidays:

Giant Curls

Curls are a good way to dress up your hair for a fancy event — go BIG with curls this holiday season, and create a look that harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Start by washing your hair and adding Garnier Fructis Style Full & Plush Mega Full Thickening Lotion. Then, blow dry your hair, and brush it into a side part. Next, take a half-inch curling iron, and curl all hair in 1-inch sections from ear height to the ends (leaving the hair on top of your head flat). Pin each section as you go. Once the curls have cooled, release them and use your fingers to pull them apart. Keep your curls in place for the night by spritzing them with Garnier Fructis Style Sheer Set Hairspray before you leave the house.

Braid with a Bow

Braids are a timeless look — and they're also a simple way to dress hair up so that it stays in place while you dance the night away. For a glam holiday look, part your hair on one side, and braid your hair into one thick side plait. Secure the end of the braid with an elastic hair band. For the perfect final touch, tie a bow where the elastic is — go for a metallic-colored ribbon for added glitz.

Braided Bun

Another great use for a braid is to create a tight, sleek bun. If you want an updo for a holiday party this year but don't have time to go to the salon, simply pull your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head, then braid the ponytail and secure the braid with an elastic band. Next, take the braid and wrap it into a bun, securing it with a few bobby pins. If your hair tends to experience frizz and flyaways while you navigate a party, use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti Frizz Serum in your hair before you pull it up into the first ponytail.