How to Be Your Best Self for the Holidays

Get a New Hairstyle That's Warm, Natural and Easy Going

Article by Victor Manuell

Photography by Studio Terra, Stephen Neilson

Originally published in SW Lake Lifestyle

When the holidays come we always want to be our best selves. As the invites roll in for parties whether you’re hosting or just a guest, now’s the time to think about a style that complements the season and looks great on you.

For women holiday hair styles can be soft, romantic, messy and something that looks organic and natural. Buns and braids are always very popular.

Color-wise a popular trend is to have a balayage technique done where the stylist paints your hair carefully with some color to create a sun-kissed natural look. Remember that warm tones for winter and holiday parties always work well. When the weather changes skin tones also change. Women often benefit from warmer tones so it is best to add some color to your hairstyle.

I’ve always liked longer hair. I think long hair is always in with soft waves and curls. They used to say that when a woman turns 50 years old she needs to have a short hair style. I’ve been doing hair for more than 15 years and I’ve never agreed with that. I think that as long as you know how to wear your hair right you can have it as long as you like.

For a man a hairstyle should be a little longer in winter. A great look includes a strong part and more texture. It should look like it’s not super done. What’s in for guys is something that’s natural and easy going. The neckline should be nice and clean down low, but blended above with the rest of the hair. A straight line across the back can look too much like a cheap haircut. It's best to have a cut that’s blended across the back of the head for a more natural look.

About the Author: Victor Manuell is the owner of Salon V’Co, 515 Ela Road in Lake Zurich. Call 847.847.1343 or visit

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