The bun is far from your only option when it comes to party hairstyles. This year, the editors of Hair Trend News challenge you to try a mermaid braid for the party season. Here are our top tips for becoming a true snow queen thanks to this asymmetric style that's packed with personality!
This beautiful braid might be named after a sea siren, but it's really a certain snow queen and her little princess sister who are most known for wearing the style in their Frozen kingdom! The most famous underwater heroine, with her unforgettable red locks, never tied her hair up. Loose and asymmetric, this braid weaved into two or three sections, is clearly a winter choice. Even better: its feminine and versatile nature makes it the perfect party hairstyle.
A fairytale hairstyle for the night before Christmas
If you are after a regal look for one of the upcoming parties this season, why not try the mermaid braid? Leave a few wavy locks to softly frame your face for a romantic touch, and show a stricter side when it comes to the braid itself. To bring out its festive character, slip a silk or velvet ribbon into the braid, or crown your head with a jeweled headband, or even a discreet tiara (you only live once). Lastly, if only once a year, think about embellishing your hairstyle with sparkly pins, or finish the look with a glitter spray - perfect for making sure you sparkle under the dinner candlelight.
An avant-garde look for New Year's Eve
To modernize this traditionally classic style - popularized by the most on-trend hair stylists - the secret is to add a twist to its typically romantic appeal by using contrasts. Start by braiding with a casual technique, not tight and rigid, to accentuate the disheveled aspect. You could also use a texturizing powder to give this carefully unstructured look even more volume. Try a graphic eyeliner look paired with a masculine-inspired yet elegant outfit in order to achieve an ultra-modern silhouette for welcoming in the new year with class.