The Holidays are fast approaching—and, although we may not be able to gather with our loved ones this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t get all dolled up and do our hair! Looking for a little inspiration, we did what most people do: scrolled through our Instagram feeds, filled with ideas from amazing Canadian brands! So, without further ado, here are our top 5 holiday hairstyle faves—along with a few tips and tricks to help you re-create them.
The textured headband by Mimz.ca
Mimz is a brand of clothing entirely designed and made in Quebec. Among Mimz’s many fabulous posts, we were drawn to this one in particular: first, because we’re just crazy about chess (#TheQueensGambit) and, above all, because we’re in love with this gorgeous textured headband! It’s the perfect touch of elegance for the Holidays.
Needless to say, one advantage of this particular style is that it’s so easy—just one accessory, and you’re done! Just make sure you wear it right! Go for either a traditional look, like the one in the photo or opt for a Blair Waldorf-esque style, with a few strands of hair pulled towards the face. Try out both styles for yourself to see which works best with your hair.
The PHYTO Paris touch: For wonderfully soft, shiny, and hydrated hair, we’ve got the perfect solution—PHYTOJOBA. Thanks to the three fabulous treatments available in this line of products, you’ll never have a strand out of place!
The high bun by Womance
If you’re looking for Canadian-made clothing and accessories, you’ve got to check out Womance! This particular photo features a high bun that we absolutely adore. Simple, classy, and versatile, the slightly messy high bun is the way to go for an easy and elegant look.
The trickiest part of creating this style is achieving just the perfect amount of “messiness.” To do so, start by making a fairly loose bun and then carefully pull out a few strands of hair to delicately frame your face.
Above all, make sure your bun is nice and high (like the one you see in the photo), otherwise, you might end up looking a little less glamourous and a bit more librarian-ish!
Pair with a delicate high-neck, a loose-sleeved blouse like the one you see here to complete this impeccably elegant look!
The PHYTO Paris touch: Frizz and flyaways can easily ruin any style. To tame your unruly strands, try PHYTODÉFRISANT Botanical straightening balm. Simply apply to very wet hair before drying. This wonder product will keep your frizz under control and prevent humidity from un-doing your do!
The half ponytail with an accent bow by EIV
EIV has all of the qualities we love in a clothing brand—it’s durable, ethical, and offers lots of beautiful options for both men and women! Featured in one of the brand’s recent posts, EIV’s new hair bow is adorable and versatile. Once again, accessories are the ultimate solution for creating an easy—yet stylish—look.
EIV’s cute hair bow will be available through its online shop soon… we can hardly wait!
The PHYTO Paris touch: Need hair care as practical as this bow? Look no further than PHYTO 7 Moisturizing Day Cream! It’s the perfect size to toss in your purse and take with you everywhere you go! This incredible day cream hydrates your hair and restores shine while providing the utmost protection. Apply every morning to keep your hair looking its very best.
The hair-wrapped high ponytail by Eliza Faulkner
Not sure how to create a bold and glamourous ponytail? Let yourself be inspired by Canadian clothing brand @elizafaulkner (whose style we absolutely love!).
Tip: simply wind a piece of hair around your elastic for a sleek look that also adds volume and style!
The PHYTO Paris touch: PHYTOVOLUME Volumizing Blow-dry Spray. The goal is to give your hair the extra volume it needs for this bold and untamed look.
Apply before every blow out for lighter and more voluminous hair, making this gorgeous style easy to achieve—even for those with fine, thin locks!
Low curls, a timeless classic by Lambert
Take a look at this post and we guarantee that—after admiring the Lambert bag the model is holding—you’ll most likely notice the simple yet flawless low curls of her classic hairstyle.
Create this look using a big curling iron or wand (in a pinch, a flat iron will also do the trick!).
Showcase some delicate earrings and you’ll have a look that is 👌
The PHYTO Paris touch: Without a doubt, your best ally is the PHYTOKERATINE line—specifically, you’ll want to use the Repairing Heat Protecting Spray before you begin curling. This must-have product repairs hair fibers and provides the thermal protection your hair needs for blow-outs and hair-straightening sessions!