Holiday Hair Styles

Lauren Salapatek | December 20, 2011 | 1:15 PM
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Actress Nicole Kidman with messy chignon. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Actress Olivia Wilde with winter waves. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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Actress Kate Winslet with short side sweep.
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Taylor Swift with pinned back curls. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
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Are your clients’ in a bind and need a quick hair style idea for the holidays or a last minute party? Here are some quick and easy how-to’s that will have everyone taking notice of his or her holiday glamour.

“Begin by applying a dab of oil to dry hair and create a quick up-do by combing hair back into a low or upper nape ponytail and fasten,” says Celebrity Stylist David Babaii. “Then take various size strands and loop, twist or braid them into and around the base of the hair. Secure with bobby pins. Spray with a flexible hold hair spray to keep in place. Add a decorative pin to finish this party look.”


If your clients have a busy day ahead, tell them to secure all of their hair into a messy ponytail. The tighter they fasten and twist the ponytail, the more waves they will achieve. Then spritz it with IT&LY HAIRFASHION's Pure Texture: this will serve as their first style of the day. This versatile style can work for either work or running errands. For the evening, have them undo the ponytail and they will have instant waves and texture like Babaii created for Olivia Wilde below. They can also twist one or both sides up and away from the face or add a decorative headband to finish the style.

“Begin the look with a classic blow-dry and apply shine serum to locks. Using a one-inch curling iron, section off hair into 2 inch sections and stating from the top of your head, clip hair in iron, hold down and release,” says Celebrity Stylist Nick Penna. “Repeat until you reach the bottom of the hair. Complete the same step through the hair until desired look is achieved. Finish with light hold hair spray.

“A great, jagged texture makes this style youthful and chic at the same time,” says Joico International Creative Director Damien Carney. “To achieve Winslet's style, apply Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil to damp hair and blow dry with a large round brush, creating lift and volume at the roots. Subdivide hair into two-inch sections, mist with Joico Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant and twirl each section around a styling iron like the K-PAK ReconstRx Vapor Iron to create a wavy texture.  Brush all hair to one side of the head and place a line of pins down the center. Roll the hair back in the other direction and pin, covering the first row, tucking the ends out of sight. Spray with hairspray to tame flyaways.
TIP: A deep side part is an elegant detail and it hides re-growth.

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