HOLIDAY HOW-TO: Create a Christmas Tree Updo

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/19/2013 12:49:00 PM


Full of Christmas tree ornaments and curls, this Christmas Tree updo by Nada Yono, owner of Nadwa Hair Spa can be created using a few arts supplies, hairspray and dedication. “This style was featured on Good Morning America last year, where they showed pictures of the look and I told them how I created it,” says Yono. "This year, I am eager to show MODERN SALON fans how to re-create the style step-by-step."

Wondering how Yono created the look?

STEP #1: Take a Styrofoam cone (which will be the base of your Christmas Tree Updo) and spray paint it blonde.

STEP #2: Take synthetic curly hair and pile it up on the cone (a little at a time) until it covers all the Styrofoam.

STEP #3: Take ornaments and “hang” them in the hair.

STEP #4: Before adding prepared Styrofoam Christmas tree to your model’s hair, create a ponytail on your model’s head and then incorporate their hair into the tree.

NOTE: Create the full tree first before you put it on the head. Then, pin it to the head and work the hair around the face to blend it in. Use Eufora Working Spray to keep the look in place.


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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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Jenifer Lewis    
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December, 20, 2013 at 06:24 AM

This is really innovative.

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