Famed Stylist Frédéric Fekkai Shares the 3 Biggest Holiday Hair Trends of 2021

It's time to start thinking about your holiday hair.

Whether you'll be hitting a fancy festive soirée or just chilling with family at home this holiday season, you'll want your hair to look great for all of the pics you'll undoubtedly be taking. But where to start? We turned to an expert for advice.

We had the privilege of chatting with famed stylist Frédéric Fekkai, also the founder of Fekkai Salons, to find out his opinions on the biggest hair trends of the holiday season. Keep reading to learn about the hottest looks and find out how to get them yourself at home.

Hair Gems

The style:

This style is easy and fun to create because it amplifies any holiday style by adding a pop of sparkle. Although not a "classic" style, nostalgic glitter and sparkles as accessories are reminiscent of the early 2000s. It is effortless to add hair gems to a sleek, pulled-back hairstyle for a more modern look.

 

Why it's big:

This style is prominent right now because it's a fun and glitzy look, perfect for the holidays. Also, the pandemic has us pushing ourselves to self-express as much as we can and hair gems, or a rhinestone hair clip, is the perfect way to upsize a traditional look.

 

Notable wearers:

Alicia Keys, Saweetie and Precious Lee.


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Is it here to stay?

Traditionally, glitter and sparkle tend to revolve around party seasons, think holidays or prom or formals. This style of accents to hair remains a trend, but it shifts each season. In the past, we have seen sparkles, feathers, accent braids, hair chalk and bright expressions of color.

 

How to get the look:

Hair gems can be purchased from many retailers, like Amazon and Sally's Beauty Supply. Many are stick-on gems, so application is a breeze. You can even use a sparkly barrette or clip if you can't find gems.

 

Updos

The style:

Updos are timeless because they have so much versatility—from style to length and texture, almost everyone can wear an updo. Classical characteristics of updos include a timeless, simple look with minimal flyaways and frizz that is tightly pulled back. You can update the look by pulling out some soft hairs that frame the face.

 

Why it's big:

This style is prominent right now because it is easy and versatile. As mentioned earlier, updos can be done on virtually any hair type and texture, and they can transform from formal to every day.

 

Notable wearers:

Scarlett Johansson, Zendaya and Blake Lively.


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Is it here to stay?

The updo is a classic and versatile look that can translate into and support any style.

 

How to get the look:

Use the Fekkai Full Blown Volume Dry Texturizing Spray for extra volume and texture.

 

The Slicked-Back 'Wet' Look

The style:

This style is more unique, modern and interesting than your typical holiday hairstyle. It does not have many classical roots, but it continues to be a trend amongst celebrities for red carpet looks.


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Why it's big:

This style is so prominent right now because many celebrities have been wearing it, like Megan Fox at the VMAs. It's an attention-grabbing, unconventional style that will be sure to garner compliments.

 

Notable wearers:

Megan Fox, Dixie D'Amelio and Kim Kardashian.

 

Is it here to stay?

I think we will see more longevity with mirror hair that is so healthy that it is reflective, versus this wet look. This trend is a professional look and will be extremely hard to pull off at home, therefore if not accessible, it will filter out rather quickly.

 

How to get the look:

On dry hair, comb through the Fekkai CBD Calming Oil to give hair that wet look. Then spray with an extra hold hair spray to lock the style in.


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