Four Festive Looks for a Glamorous Holiday

’Tis the season… for holiday parties! It’s that time of the year again, and whether your client has an evening soirée, office holiday party, or New Year’s Eve night out on the town with friends, she’s going to want to look her best.

Enter: Glamsquad’s Giovanni Vaccaro, creative director, and Kelli J. Bartlett, director of makeup artistry. They’ve created four party-ready looks, ranging from classic to sexy, to keep your client looking glam all season long.

Click through the slideshow below to get the hair and makeup how-tos for each gorgeous look!

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    Look One: The Slow Dance

    Pair a sleek, straight ponytail with a sultry, smoky stare for a perfectly polished look.

    Get the Look: Hair

    1. Start by creating a severe side part. Then, work body-building mousse throughout hair from roots to ends; combing through to ensure even distribution.
    2. To achieve the sleek finish, use a paddle brush and a blowdryer with a nozzle attachment to blow-dry hair. Point the nozzle downward as you move the brush down the hair shaft to avoid ruffling the cuticle.
    3. Follow with a flatiron for a perfectly smooth finish.
    4. Create a low pony on the nape of the neck, making sure there are no bumps, and secure with an elastic.
    5. To finish, pull a one-inch section of hair out from the underside of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic, securing with a pin.

    Get the Look: Makeup

    1. For the smoky eye, use Tom Ford's Eyeshadow Quad in Cocoa Mirage. Use a paddle brush to sweep the lightest toned shadow from the lash line to the crease and from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. Using the same brush, carefully place the second darkest toned shadow tight to the lash line and lid, being careful not to extend past the brow bone.
    2. Next, use eyeliner (or the darkest shadow shade in the palette) to line the upper and lower lash line. If you use a pencil, include the inner rim of the eye for a bold look.
    3. Swirl a naked brush blending brush (with no eye shadow) back and forth in the eye socket and then swish it past the brow bone, creating the ideal diffusion of color.
    4. For the nude lip, layer on a creamy nude lipstick with built in shine, like Surrat Lipslique in Nude de Soleil.
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    Look Two: The Midnight Kiss

    Bombshell curls meet a bright red lip and shimmery gold shadow for a fully festive look.

    Get the Look: Hair

    1. After towel-drying hair, detangle damp strands with a wide tooth comb.
    2. Blow-dry hair with a round brush to start shaping the curl.
    3. Next, divide hair into three sections, creating a mohawk in the center of the head.
    4. Divide hair into separate sections within the three sections and wrap strands around Velcro rollers, setting them into place. Repeat this process around the entire head.
    5. Hit each and every Velcro roller with heat from the blowdryer to help build body.
    6. Once strands are dry, gently direct a shot of cool air over each to help lock in curls.
    7. After curls are set via the cool air, unroll locks from the Velcro rollers.
    8. To finish, gently comb through with a paddle brush and tousle with fingers to soften the overall style, being careful to not disturb the curls.

    Get the Look: Makeup

    1. To create the festive red lip, follow Kelli's signature steps to get a perfect bold pout: Prepare, Prime, Paint and Perfect. PREPARE: Hydrate the lips with a lip balm, like EOS. PRIME: Start with a generous amount of hydrating lip primer such as MAC PREP + PRIME Primer, taking care to apply with precision. PAINT: Next, paint the lip with Too Faced's Melted Liquified Lipstick. Instead of using the applicator, use a brush, like Makeup Forever’s 226 Brush. PERFECT: Using a lip pencil, like NARS Jungle Red, play around with the lip chap, etching through the bow and center of the bottom lip for a crisp finish.
    2. Swish Charlotte Tilbury cream eye shadow in Jean from lash line to the crease, brushing just pass the brow bone. Curl lashes and add several coats of mascara.
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    Look Three: The Champagne Pop

    For a sexy, laid-back look, pair tousled, textured waves with a natural glow and just a hint of glitter.

    Get the Look: Hair

    1. Start by rough-drying hair with a blowdryer, smoothing out the crown as you dry.
    2. Then, using a round brush with the dryer, twist large sections of hair in all different directions, making sure to leave the ends out.
    3. Using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron (or wand), take two-inch sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel, leaving ends out for a more natural look.
    4. Repeat around the entire head, making sure to always wrap hair away from the face.
    5. Finish by flipping head over, applying texturizing spray and running fingers from roots to ends to break apart the waves. Flip head back up and tame the tousle for a perfectly undone look.

    Get the Look: Makeup

    1. For a fresh-faced glow, the Temptu Air provides light-to-buildable full coverage and a dewy finish. A few passes of the Air towards the center of the face, swirling the machine in small circles will give the skin a healthy, long lasting glow. Switch the Air Pod to the Bronzer shade, and lightly contour the face, hitting the cheekbones, forehead and chin. To add extra radiance, tap a wet beauty blender into Koh Gen Do's Sheer Beige and press into the tops's of cheekbones.
    2. Add a statement making sparkle by tapping Makeup Forever's Diamond Powder in Champagne to the center of eyelids. Make sure it lasts all night by mixing it with MAC Fix + first.
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    Look Four: The Mistletoe Moment

    For the flirty client, this look combines a whimsical, undone updo with playful sugarplum lips and fun, winged eyeliner.

    Get the Look: Hair

    1. Generously mist mane with texturizing spray from roots to ends.
    2. Next, blow-dry hair with a diffuser on a medium heat setting. Gently scrunch strands as you dry to help enhance texture.
    3. Using fingers only, gather hair back at the nape of the neck, then twist into a purposefully messy knot; pin in place to secure.
    4. To finish, mist with a flexible, light-hold hairspray to softly lock this style’s intentionally undone look in place.

    Get the Look: Makeup

    1. For the lip, choose a bold plum color, like Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips in Hell's Bells.
    2. For a perfect winged liner, start by priming with a neutral-toned cream eye shadow or primer. Sculpt the eye with two tones of shadow, adding the lighter tone to the lid and a warmer tone in the crease to create depth.
    3. Using a liquid liner pen, like Laura Geller's Eye Calligraphy Pen, only line where lashes naturally grow from the inner eye to the outer edge. Next, stamp the wing on the outer corner of the eye, perpendicular to lashes' edge. Connect the wing to the lid. Use a q-tip dipped in Lancôme Bi-Facil to clean up the shape with ease. Pack on tons of mascara or a false lash for extra drama.



Images courtesy of GLAMSQUAD


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