Super-easy ways to style long hair for the holidays

Q. I have several parties coming up for November and December and have no idea how to style my hair. I have long wavy/curly hair and usually just wear it down or in a ponytail which doesn’t seem dressy enough. I’m terrible with a curling iron and don’t like to blow my hair straight. Any suggestions?

Amy Adams deep side part, Kirsten Dunst side swept ponytail

A. Two of this season’s most gorgeous hair looks also happen to be super-easy, requiring little extra styling time.

The deep side part — As you can see from Amy Adams‘ look above, simply moving your side part over an extra inch can create a dramatic and flattering evening look. Smooth out your waves with a little styling product and sweep your hair over one shoulder and you’re done.

The side ponytail — Perfect for a day-to-evening transition, a ponytail dresses up for a party with a little side swoop. Style your bangs across your forehead towards the side where you’ll create your low ponytail, like Kirsten Dunst above, and secure it with a pretty hair tie. This look works well with sexy “undone” hair or pulled a little tighter for a sleek look.

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