Pretend You're Madame de Pompadour
Have you ever been accused of thinking you're Madame de Pompadour? With a holiday hairstyle highlighting sleek sides, you can show embrace the name. If you have thin hair, apply a lightweight gel to your hair, brush back several strands at a time and allow the air to dry it. For thicker manes, you may have to use molding paste to do the trick. Either way, you should brush through your full head of hair after it has dried and then use enough hairspray to keep the style in place.
Just Braid It
The time-honored braid can be a real lifesaver when you receive an invitation with little notice to plan something fancier. However, with the right type of braid, it doesn't have to look like you got ready in a hurry. If you have a hair diffuser available, use it to dry your hair and give it a loosened look. To get the braid in place, grab hold of a chunk of hair to the left or right of your part and twist it into a braid. Once formed, pull your braid into a bun that is loose and fun in appearance, not like what your school librarian used to wear. You can also allow a few loose strands of hair to fall on either side if you want it to frame your face.