As the holidays grow ever closer, our usual panic over what the heck we're going to do with our hair for all those parties is reaching a crescendo. What usually happens this time of year is that our social calendars get so jam-packed, we have a hard enough time remembering what day it is, let alone which events, parties, shindigs, and get-togethers we're supposed to be at.
Because of this social amnesia, there's been more than one occasion where we've shown up at the office sporting less-than-inspired hair, thinking we've got nothing more on our plates than a day of staring at our computer screens, only to realize we actually have a major holiday fête later that night. Not something you want to realize at the last minute when you're sporting a greasy, lank, second-day ponytail.
Because we feel your pain (boy, do we), we went to hair pro Kyra Dorman and asked her to show us how to take our ho-hum hair and turn it into something party-ready. From a blah bun to a dirty 'do, she worked her mane magic and transformed our daytime styles into rad, party-perfect looks, without using a billion products or styling tools.
Keep clicking to get the step-by-step breakdown on these tress transformations.
Photographed by Winnie Au; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Modeled by Ariel Kellog