Check out 10 fresh looks to suggest to clients as they prepare for this season’s festivities.

 

Holiday Best

ROSETTE CLUSTER

by Nogodar Martinez for Aquage

Try it: Take an arc-shaped section from the top of the head to the left ear and split the section into two. Create a rope pattern by crossing the right section over the left until reaching the ends. Find a thin strand from the ends, hold the hair between the thumb and index finger and slide the hair upward toward the base of the rope to form a rosette. Pin the rosette, and repeat the technique across the head with equal-sized sections until you reach the opposite side. Mist with Finishing Spray and Beyond Shine.

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LOW-DO

by Christopher Dove, Wella Professionals lead stylist and owner of The Doves Salon

Try it: Section two pieces from the front of the head, clip away. Pull the rest of the hair into a low, tight ponytail at the nape. Mist a working spray like Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, and use a brush to smooth. Twist the ponytail into a rope to create a knotted bun at the base, secure with hairpins. Take the front pieces, twist toward the head and wrap around the bun before securing in place.

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MERRY BOUFFANT

by Lucie Doughty for Paul Mitchell

Try it: Begin with a side part on the left. Then create a triangle section starting from the right temple and connecting with the part at the crown. On the left side, section hair behind the ear and clip away. At the back, take the remaining hair and create a smooth ponytail. After the sectioning is complete, begin backcombing the ponytail in small sections while misting with Extra-Body Finishing Spray to add control. Smooth the surface of the ponytail, pin a hairnet into the band, cover the tail and roll the pony into a chignon. Release the front left section, backcomb, smooth over the chignon and pin in place. Return to the top section and backcomb the inside for a strong foundation. Smooth, lift up and back, and pin where the section meets the top of the chignon. Use Extra-Body Finishing Spray to hold the style. To see detailed steps, visit modernsalon.com. Ask your CosmoProf or Armstong McCall sales professional about insalon classes to learn how to create this and other holiday looks.

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DAPPER MAN

by Paul Wilson, artistic director, and Theri DeJoode, technical director, for American Crew

Try it: Create a standard horseshoe-shaped parting. Using a 1" blade clipper with clipper comb, cut in a square high taper with full scalp coverage. Take a section from the top, cut with a shallow depth and work to create a square primary shape. Detail the hairline with shear-over-comb technique. After applying American Crew Ultra Gliding Shave Oil, shave unwanted hair below the taper. Finish the look by applying American Crew SuperGlue on towel-dried hair, and comb the hair into a sculpted square shape.

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EASY WAVES

Interpreted by Damien Carney, Joico international artistic director

Try it: Beginning at the nape, create a horizontal section. Wrap midlengths and ends around a 2" barrel iron. Alternate the direction of each curl and leave some ends uncurled to create a variety of textures, and then mist with dry shampoo. Spray hands with Power Spray and “skate” over the head to tame flyaways.

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BLOW PERFECTION

by Sonya Dove for Nioxin

Try it: Spray Therm Active Protector evenly throughout the hair for heat protection. Mist the hair from roots to ends with Nioxin Thickening Spray for body with texture. Dropping a dime-sized amount of Definition Crème for shoulderlength hair into your hands, mix it and apply from mid-lengths to ends to guard against frizz and add shine. Blow-dry with a round brush that does not cause stress to the hair. Finish the ends by lightly spraying Niospray Regular Hold.

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Interpreted by Karine Jackson for Curlformers

Try it: After creating a strong side part, use a setting lotion to dampen the hair. Set from roots to ends with Super Long Spiral Curlformers, and leave the client under a hooded dryer until the hair is completely dry. For the final minutes turn the dryer to cool to set the curl for a better hold. Gently remove the Curlformers. To create volume, brush through the hair with a boar bristle brush. Spray the roots with hair spray, gently scrunch the curls and mist again with spray to finish.

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CLASSIC GLAMOUR

by Kenna for ghd

Try it: Generously apply ghd Heat Protect Spray throughout the hair. Using the ghd Air Hair Dryer, hand-diffuse dry to a natural state on medium setting. Place the ghd Gold Series 1" styler at the root and bevel; then rotate 180 degrees and glide out to the ends. Once the curl has been created, roll back to the root and pin to set. Continue this technique throughout to complete the look, working with the shape of the head and varying the angle of the sub-sections for a natural look. Once the hair is cooled, remove pins. Using a tail comb, tease the roots to secure extra lift. Apply hair spray at the roots to secure the look.

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THE EDGE UP

by Anthony Cole for Sebastian

Try it: Apply Sebastian Gel Forte to wet hair from roots to ends. Use a round brush to direct hair off the face. At the back of the head, brush downward to build body. Take random pieces of hair with a medium-sized curling iron and set in one direction. Brush out set and place wave with duckbill clips to encourage shape. Apply Gel Forte to shape and piece the style.

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BLONDE CONTRADICTION

by Robb Dubre, Kenra Professional senior director artistic and education

Try it: Create a shimmering blonde with a Kenra Color Rapid Toners dimensional toning service. Start with the foundation color of 2 oz. 9A and 2 oz. 40-volume developer, and process for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition. Add foil slices of Lightener and 10-volume developer, and process. Between each foil, apply 1 oz. Rapid Toner VP and 2 oz. 9-volume activator; process for 5 minutes or less. Using an applicator bottle, alternate diagonal slices of the previous two formulas, and process for 5 minutes or less. Protect color with Kenra Platinum Shampoo and Conditioner.