What Hair and Makeup Is Fashionable for 2018 Holiday Events

The holidays are always packed with social occasions. With an abundance of events, there's always a pressure to look your best. But you don't necessarily want to go with the same makeup and hair options every time. How can you change it up and keep things current? Having a few ideas or examples could certainly be helpful. A hair and makeup artist in Washington, DC, can help you finalize your look and adjust for your skin tone and hair. However, simply having a bit of inspiration is a great way to get started.


Many women make the mistake of always wearing their hair up for special occasions, which can get boring. A low braid is a great way to shake things up a bit and still stay classy and stylish. First, curl your hair into loose waves. This provides a bit of extra body and texture, which will make it look fuller. Concentrate some curls near the root. After that, tie it into a low ponytail and braid it. The end result looks effortless, but it’s sleek enough to turn a few heads. The ballet bun may seem a little basic, but it's a great go-to look if you prefer putting your hair up. If you want to add a little touch of flare, you should transform it into a ribbon-tied bun. It only takes a few extra seconds, and it's an excellent option for further blending your hair into your overall look.


Don't be afraid of red. Yes, red can get a bit overdone, but it's seasonally appropriate and festive. A deep-crimson shade is sure to stand out. Try adding a little red glitter to it to really celebrate! Taking it a step further, you can apply an iridescent lip gloss over it. The combination creates a metallic finish. Shimmery is always sensational.

A smoky eye should forever be part of your makeup repertoire. When applying your smoky eye, be sure to sweep across the entire lid and blend up into the brow bone. Remember to trace along your lower lash line to complete the effect. Charcoal is a great choice of shade for your smoky eye and its always complete with blank liner. Keep the line tight to your lashes since you're already going dramatic with the smoke.

Contact Carla Pressley for expert assistance if you want to be the talk of the town this holiday season. Request an appointment, today!