Holiday office parties and family events are right around the corner. While you might have your holiday attire planned, you might be struggling with how to do your hair. One of the easiest ways to make your hair stand out is to style it slightly differently. Regardless of how long your hair is or what texture of hair you have, here are seven tips for men to jazz up their hair before a holiday party.

1. Consider The Type Of Event You Are Attending

Before you do anything else, think about the type of event you are going to be going to. If it is a more formal evening, you might want to consider a high shine or slick look. Or, if you are going to a more casual event, you can choose for a more natural style.

2. Get A Hair Cut

You should be getting at least one or two haircuts between now and the new year. Getting a hair cut can help freshen up the ends of your hair and it makes it easier for you to style your hair.

3. Use The Right Product

Once you’ve settled on a look, you can decide what type of product you want to use. Pomade, cream, clay, paste, and wax: there are many options you can choose to help you get your desired style.


Using a styling matte paste like this one from Rene Fris will help you get a casual, messy look. If you need a masculine hold over a few pieces of your hair as well as your overall look, this is a good option for you.


If you are looking from a more slick look (think Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street), try a gel instead.

4. Wash Your Hair Less

Washing your hair too often can mean you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. You might be even be making these common shampoo mistakes, but you can avoid most of them by not washing your hair every day. With the drier winter air, your hair might become frizzy and dry. Opt for a shampoo and conditioner that can help keep your hair frizz-free.

5. Add Volume

For those with thinning hair, adding volume can do wonders for your look. Some height in your hair can help you with a pompadour look like this:



To achieve the pompadour, you should ask your hairstylist to put a fade on the side of your hair. Use a blow dryer and comb to add volume to your look. As you dry your hair, continue to comb your hair up. That helps to keep the height even after your hair is dry.

6. Keep The Edges Clean

To look your best, you need to spend time grooming. You should utilize a small electric razor so you can keep the edges around your hairline clean, neat, and straight. That way, your hairstyle will look fresh even if it has been a few weeks between a haircut.

7. Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo isn’t just for women. It can be a great way to be party-ready even if you don’t have time to take a full shower. It’s especially useful if you are on the go or staying at a packed house for the holidays and can’t nab time in the shower. Spray it at your roots where your hair is the most greasy. If you don’t have a full bottle of dry shampoo, you can try out a travel-sized to see if you like it.


The holidays are a great time to reconnect with family and friends. Make sure you look your best by following these tips to jazz up your hairstyle before a holiday party.

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