Eric Fisher Academy

Hoping for New Holiday Hair Ideas? Look No Further Than Our Student Hair Salon! Hoping for New Holiday Hair Ideas? Look No Further Than Our Student Hair Salon!

Consider These Styles for Your Upcoming Party – and Learn How to Do Them Yourself During Cosmetology Training at EFA

If you’re on the path to becoming a cosmetologist, or if you’re simply looking for holiday hair ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Switch up your look – or your friends’ and family members’ – with these cute, classic, and festive styles.

Excited to learn more about styling hair? Enroll in cosmetology training at Eric Fisher Academy. Our next cohort starts soon. (Keep reading to learn more!)

Braid Sparkly Ribbon Into Long Tresses

It’s too easy to make a basic braid and tie it off with a sparkling piece of holiday ribbon. Go beyond the traditional plait and incorporate the ribbon into the full length of your fishtail. You can count on a professional stylist to create this for you, or you can do it yourself, depending on your skill level.

What You’ll Need:

  • A few bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Two long pieces of ribbon, one cut to the same length as your hair, and the other to make a bow

How to Achieve It: Secure the top of the ribbon in the underside of your hair near the crown using bobby pins and hairspray for added grip. Proceed to braid (or fishtail) the full length of the hair, taking the ribbon with a dedicated section of hair. Be careful not to pull too hard, which could loosen the ribbon.

Secure with a clear elastic at the bottom, and add a bow to the end of the braid to match or coordinate with the first ribbon.

Hollywood Blow-Out

The bigger the hair, the closer to Christmas! No, that’s not how the saying goes, but a big, billowy blow-out is the perfect hairstyle for the winter season because it makes your hair look healthy and neat.

Head to the hair salon for this one; a professional blow-out lasts longer when it’s performed by a professional, who also will ensure your hair is properly nourished and that the hair products they’ll work into your scalp and strands encourage healthy locks. Students at Eric Fisher Academy learn to perform blow-outs during their cosmetology training; in fact, we pride ourselves on how well this important skill is covered during class and hands-on activities.

What You’ll Need:

How to Achieve It: Ask your stylist for a blow-out that accentuates your hair’s natural texture and adds volume.

Vintage Finger Waves

Put your own modern twist on a new classic with gorgeously smooth, face-framing finger waves. If you’ve never done them before, they can be challenging, but the results are dramatic and utterly beautiful.

What You’ll Need:

  • Mousse and/or styling gel (depending on your hair texture, thickness, etc.)
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Hair dryer
  • Duckbill clips
  • Hairspray

How to Achieve It: Apply mousse to damp strands. Hair gel may be necessary for Type 4 hair or ultra-thick hair. Make a side part in the direction you want it to lay. Use your comb to smooth the hair around the part, taming flyaways as you go.

Starting on one side of your part, press your finger against your head, parallel to the part. Use your comb to push the hair forward into a c-shape. Move to the other side of your “C” and push the hair in the opposite direction, using your finger to secure that original c-shape curve. Secure with a duckbill clip.

Continue this process down both sides of your head. (For the highly skilled – potentially those with cosmetology training! – consider adding finger waves to the back of your head, too.)

Finally, let your hair dry to set the style. You can either let it air dry, or dry it using a hair dryer.

Sophisticated Holiday Chignon

Also called a French bun, a chignon is an elegant updo that’s easy to create. It looks great at formal holiday parties, but is equally at home at your office’s holiday get-together during the work day. And you don’t even need to visit the hair salon to get it.

What You’ll Need:

  • Hair-colored ponytail holder
  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Hairspray
  • A few bobby pins
  • A decorative holly or mistletoe sprig (optional)

How to Achieve It:
Use the fine-toothed comb and ponytail holder to create a low, smooth ponytail that sits at the nape of your neck. Hairspray can help you get the sides and top of your hair perfectly smooth. Then, grab your ponytail and make a loop, twisting it so the ends point toward your crown. Be sure to leave an inch or so of ends hanging out – we’ll address those later.

Using bobby pins, secure the loop at the base of your neck. Then, split the loose ends of your hair in half, wrapping one section up and over the exposed ponytail holder. Pin those in place. Do the same in the opposite direction with the other half of your ends. The result should be a vertical loop at the bottom, with your ends wrapped across the top, like a ribbon.

Finally, spritz your hair evenly with strong-hold hairspray to lock in the look.

Love Creating Holiday Hair Looks? Consider Attending a Cosmetology School Near You

Did you enjoy creating these holiday styles? If your hobby is hair, then you might want to become a cosmetologist. In Wichita, to learn the skills you need to achieve your license, you must attend and complete cosmetology school.

Consider completing your cosmetology training at Eric Fisher Academy, the premier school in central Kansas, led by world-renowned cosmetologist Eric Fisher and a talented array of instructors whose portfolios include work all over the world.

Not only will you learn all about creating lovely updos and big blow-outs, but you’ll also master what it takes to help people look and feel their best every day.

Our 2023 cohorts are enrolling now; contact our admissions office for more information or to schedule a tour.