The Hit List: Hair Tutorials, Beauty Parties, & Surprise Bands

eventsPhotos: Courtesy of Young Frankk/Bellacara.
Ready to perfect your seasonal going-out look? We've got the perfect event for you. Urban Style Lab is having a holiday party tomorrow night, complete with manis, makeup touch-ups, and raffles for awesome goodies from the likes of Oribe and Arrojo. If you’re hoping to up your hair game this season, you can reserve a one-on-one tutoring session to learn how to do an easy updo, bombshell blowout, sexy waves, or boho braids. Bring along some canned goods to donate to N Street Village, which helps homeless and low-income women in D.C. get back on their feet.
Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. 1341 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1; 202-223-2066. RSVP here.
If your BFFs love beauty goodies (and who doesn't), head over to Bellacara for the boutique's annual holiday celebration. You can score great gifts for friends (and maybe yourself) for 15% off and you’ll even get a free gift with every purchase. Sounds like a win-win to us.
Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. 1000 King Street, Alexandria; 703-299-9652.
In case you’re feeling fancy, SWANK, a jewelry pop-up, kicks off tomorrow at Wild Hand Workspace. The shop was curated by Wild Hand compatriots Victoria Milko and Morgan Hungerford West, and will feature jewelers such as Young Frankk, digdogdig, Lithics by Treasury, Eilisain, giantLION, and more. Stop by the opening reception on Thursday evening so you can get a first look at the awesome baubles available.
Thursday, December 12 through Sunday, December 22. Times vary; more details here. 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio 8; no phone.
Tysons Corner Center is partnering with the German Embassy and the city of Dresden to host an outdoor Christmas market from Friday through Sunday. The focus is on artisan goods with retailers ranging from Virginia Chocolate Company to Red Persimmon Imports. There will also be loads of decorations and entertainment to get you in the seasonal spirit.
Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Times vary; more details here. Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; 703-893-9400.
Grab some friends and head over to The Dunes' Gigantic Holiday Party on Saturday for a night of live music. Expect a mix of local DJs and bands, including DeenaOH & Co., Go Cozy, Alex Tebeleff, and AG/LG. The lineup will also include a "surprise band" at the end, too.
Saturday, December 14, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. 1402 Meridian Place NW; 202-436-9118. Tickets are $10 at the door. RSVP here.

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