Step-by-steps for 10 Modern Holiday Hair Ideas

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/28/2012 11:39:00 AM


Deck the halls with these creative hair style how-tos.


Farouk Creative Artist Rocky Vitelli shares how to create this voluminous look.

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You never know when your clients will find themselves standing under mistletoe! Keep them looking mysterious, yet sophisticated with theses styles from Joico.

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Stiff, structured styles don’t belong at special occasions anymore. Try this modern style from the Aquage team that features a knotted overlay accenting the fringe.

























Dream curls won’t be on your clients’ wish lists, because they’ll already have them!
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This not only creates perfect holiday curls but also incorporates Sultra’s Plum Nouveau headband for a Great Gatsby-worthy look!
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Want to create a retro-inspired shape with modern texture? KMS California National Technical Training Manager Simon Miller suggests this easy technique sure to please the client who wants sleek sides with fullness in the front.
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Elegance can be a simple bun this holiday season! Go for day-toevening glam with this look from Kacie De Jesus, education business expert for Sexy Hair.
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“People think to have healthy hair, you need shiny hair,” says American Crew Creative Director Craig Hanson. “But a matte look is very modern for men, and the hair can still be healthy.”
Try it: Apply American Crew Ultramatte Gel to hair and brush against the growth pattern. Add a little American Crew Boost Powder to intensify the matte finish and add texture and separation.
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Kenra Professional educators suggest creating a loose French braid twist for a touch of holiday.
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Fulfill every client’s wish to show off—not just show up—at seasonal celebrations by keeping your styling repertoire varied enough to address every occasion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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John Martinez    
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Baltimore MD  |  October, 04, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I think Modern salon and anyone else who promotes these diverted lines or these line that are owned by Procter and Gamble should leave our business for all they care about is making money on the backs of stylists who are either unaware or apathetic to the harm (selling in salon and at the grocery store, drug stores etc.) that these huge conglomerates are doing to our business. Bumble and Bumble are at the store now, Moroccan oil, Big Sexy, American Crew, Nexxus (Unilever), Paul Mitchell. And then they have the nerve to lie and say salons or spot buyers are diverting!!! Folks only manufacturers have enough SKUs to sell that much quantity, HELLO! FIGHT P&G (Goldwell now) LOREAL, UNILEVER ETC. DON"T BUY THEIR BRANDS

Barbara $ey    
October, 07, 2012 at 07:30 AM

Well said john Martinez.....well said. I have felt this way for years.

Barbara Dey    
October, 07, 2012 at 07:33 AM

Well said John Martinez...well said. I have felt this way for years:)

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