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Congratulations to the winner of our December Contest!

Photo Credit: Amber Elizabeth on StyleSeat

Congratulations to Katie Smith, the winner of our December client contest: "New Year’s Eve Beauty Box Giveway."

As the grand prize winner, Katie will receive a $100 Nordstrom gift card, as well as a Sephora beauty box (valued at $200), full of beauty products to complete her glamorous New Year’s Eve look.

Stay tuned for more StyleSeat giveaways in the coming months. Wishing everyone a warm holiday season and happy new year!

xo, StyleSeat

Holiday Party Hairstyles & Accessories

Gear up for the holiday season with these party-perfect ideas!


Braids are so in, no matter the occasion. Try a crown braid over the top of your head that connects down to a low bun for a creative and sophisticated look. Plus, it’s the perfect style to last all day so you can transform from day to night.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

High Bun

You can easily dress a high bun up or down. This style is simple, yet so classy for a holiday party. Change it up for your many holiday parties by adding a sparkly hairpin.

Photo Credit: Sandra Moreno


Waves will add volume to any hair type and they look great with an LBD. Spice up your party attire with gorgeous, flowy waves or add loose curls to a high, sleek ponytail.

Photo Credit: Julie Thomas

Hair Color

A deep red color is absolutely stunning for this time of year. Use a dark red temporary color (or even clip-in strands) on a few pieces of the underside of your hair. Then try pinning some of your hair back for a subtle, yet fabulous look.

Photo Credit: Beauty High

For a complete look that is as festive as the season, check out these accessory ideas!

Dazzling Dresses

Sparkle and shine this holiday season with an outfit that dazzles. Stand out from the crowd in holiday party dresses with beading, glitter, and metallic accents.

Photo Credit: Tre’ Baines

Hair Accessories

Glam up any style with some bling. Adding accessories to your hair will dress up any style. Try a glittery headband, a jeweled hair clip, or a festive hair tie.

Photo Credit: Pinterest


Diamonds are a girls best friend! Statement necklaces or dangling earrings can add a lot to your holiday outfit. With an up-do, try a sparkling chandelier earring. Dress up a more simple neckline or outfit with a large, statement necklace. Try experimenting with different jewelry to make every party outfit unique.

Photo Credit: Complex Artistry

Winter Furs

During these cold winter nights, fur fits the bill. Try grabbing something faux-fur lined, like a scarf, gloves, or shawl. Look festive (and cozy) by draping a fur coat over your dress while traveling to and from your holiday parties.

Photo Credit: Alexandra Jackson

Happy Holidays from all of us here at StyleSeat!

Holiday Beauty Makeup & Nails

Get ready for the holiday season with these fabulous makeup trends!

Smokey Eye

A smokey eye is the perfect look for winter. You can go light or be bold- either look is simply gorgeous for this time of year.

Photo Credit: Sakary

Red Lips

Red lips work for any special occasion- especially during the holidays. Adding some color to your lips will truly make your whole look pop.

Photo Credit: Cherry Petenbrink


Is there such thing as too much glitter? Not when it comes to the holidays. Add some glitter to your smokey eye and you’ll be sure to stun a crowd.

Photo Credit: Chaya

As a last touch to your holiday look, check out these festive nail art designs!

Present Bows

We think these present bow nails are too cute for words. They’ll definitely grab the attention of those around you.

Photo Credit: Kim

Christmas Ombre

Ombre holiday nails add just the right amount of color. And, even better, they are so easy to apply.

Photo Credit: Glitter and Nails

Winter-Themed Designs

If you’re good at nail art, this design will be as easy as 1, 2, 3. It’s a gorgeous look if you want to go all out for the holiday.

Photo Credit: Current Fixation

Happy Holidays to all from the StyleSeat team!

StyleSeat Welcomes Brian to the Team!

StyleSeat is excited to welcome a new member to the team, Brian Mayer! Brian is joining the Engineering Team as Product Manager, and will be key to improving and growing our product. He grew up in Westport, CT, graduated from the University of Chicago with a major in History and is a self-taught programmer. Before StyleSeat, Brian worked in project management for other successful startups and we’re psyched to have him on board.

Brian has a passion for photography, politics, ping-pong, and poker. He also enjoys traveling around the world and has been to 40 different countries. He also plays at a local piano bar in San Francisco every week, so keep an eye out for him if you’re out!

Please help us in welcoming Brian to the StyleSeat team, we’re thrilled to have him on board.

Check out his bio and photos here:

StyleSeat Goes Out with Atlanta

Last week, the StyleSeat team took on the big city of Atlanta to meet some of our top StyleSeat professionals in the area! The event gave professionals a chance to meet our team and ask any questions they had about the site. It was an exciting evening out, filled with fine wines + tasty bites, great conversation, and of course, incredible live music from the music capital itself.

See below for photos from the event:

Some of our Atlanta professionals having a great time meeting other professionals in the area.

The StyleSeat set up and gift bags at Yebo Restaurant. Thanks to Eva’s Esthetics, Joico, Hairfinity, and Keratherapy for their generous samples of hair and skin products for this event!

Many attendees, including Carla Brown and Tiara Burch, enjoyed taking pictures in front of the set-up and at the event.

Michelle and Ari, two members from the marketing team, with Jay Bentley, a local StyleSeat barber:

Part of our set-up with a custom StyleSeat hashtag, #SSmeetup, so professionals could tag photos during our meetup.

We had an incredible time meeting some of our top beauty and wellness professionals in the Atlanta area and look forward to hosting more meetup events around the country. Stay tuned- we’ll be heading to your city soon!

The StyleSeat Team