<p>For her final entry, Sara Ortega used Kenra Professional 25 Spray on roots and teased entire head. She used HairUWear extensions in &ldquo;uptown brown, undercover red, and she thinks she&rsquo;s blonde&rdquo; to give the hair more volume and dimension. Curled hair within a 1.25 curling iron.</p>

For her final entry, Sara Ortega used Kenra Professional 25 Spray on roots and teased entire head. She used HairUWear extensions in “uptown brown, undercover red, and she thinks she’s blonde” to give the hair more volume and dimension. Curled hair within a 1.25 curling iron.

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Sara Ortega

<p>Brendan Buoni prepped hair&nbsp;by making it smooth and shiny. He crimped hair, going about 2 inches down from zone 1. Picking up a large circular section in her crown, making sure the edges of the section were zigzags, Buoni pulled the section into a ponytail, pulling through a hair donut. He teased lightly at the top of the head, pulling section back and secured with a hairpin into the hair padding and begin to piece apart, defining with hairspray. On the side of the head, he took two diagonal back sections and rope braided them back, securing them into the hair padding with another hair pin. He clipped three wefts of extensions into the ponytail, and two more at the base of the neck.</p>

Brendan Buoni prepped hair by making it smooth and shiny. He crimped hair, going about 2 inches down from zone 1. Picking up a large circular section in her crown, making sure the edges of the section were zigzags, Buoni pulled the section into a ponytail, pulling through a hair donut. He teased lightly at the top of the head, pulling section back and secured with a hairpin into the hair padding and begin to piece apart, defining with hairspray. On the side of the head, he took two diagonal back sections and rope braided them back, securing them into the hair padding with another hair pin. He clipped three wefts of extensions into the ponytail, and two more at the base of the neck.

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Brendan Buoni

<p>Kayla Nelson used HairUWear Pro 18&rdquo; clip-in extensions for extra fullness and length. She&nbsp;glossed the extensions in the color &ldquo;Downtown Brown&rdquo; with 1N and&nbsp;9 volume for ten minutes to deepen the color to match&nbsp;model&rsquo;s natural hair color. She also incorporated the 6-piece straight colored clip-in extension kit from HairUWear&rsquo;s brand Hairdo, in the color &ldquo;Pink Frost&rdquo;, for a pop of pastel, wintery dimension! Nelson back-combed the fringe area of her crown, and pinned it into place to give her the perfect amount of height right at her hairline. She braided a Dutch Fishtail and secured it at the bottom with clear elastic and silver thread. For the finishing touches, she&nbsp;used a plastic sewing needle and silver thread to sew in loops of the silver thread throughout the braid for a bit of extra, subtle dimension and shine!&nbsp;</p>

Kayla Nelson used HairUWear Pro 18” clip-in extensions for extra fullness and length. She glossed the extensions in the color “Downtown Brown” with 1N and 9 volume for ten minutes to deepen the color to match model’s natural hair color. She also incorporated the 6-piece straight colored clip-in extension kit from HairUWear’s brand Hairdo, in the color “Pink Frost”, for a pop of pastel, wintery dimension! Nelson back-combed the fringe area of her crown, and pinned it into place to give her the perfect amount of height right at her hairline. She braided a Dutch Fishtail and secured it at the bottom with clear elastic and silver thread. For the finishing touches, she used a plastic sewing needle and silver thread to sew in loops of the silver thread throughout the braid for a bit of extra, subtle dimension and shine! 

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Kayla Nelson

<p>Cate Torrealba&nbsp;curled the hair back and away from the face on both sides, also curling several pieces of blonde extensions from HairUWear and set them off to the side. She back combed the top section of hair, smoothed over it, twisted it down and secured it with bobby pins. Split the style down the middle and attach long hair filler to the scalp with bobby pins, Attach the clip in extensions down the length of the filler. Twist sections of hair from each side of the head, pull apart and secure them to the filler with bobby pins.&nbsp;</p>

Cate Torrealba curled the hair back and away from the face on both sides, also curling several pieces of blonde extensions from HairUWear and set them off to the side. She back combed the top section of hair, smoothed over it, twisted it down and secured it with bobby pins. Split the style down the middle and attach long hair filler to the scalp with bobby pins, Attach the clip in extensions down the length of the filler. Twist sections of hair from each side of the head, pull apart and secure them to the filler with bobby pins. 

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Cate Torrealba

<p>Sara Lopez&nbsp;&nbsp;used 3 packs of HairUWear clip-in extensions in the color Blonde Reflecting Medium And Pale Blonde! She used the twist and pull technique to create fullness and a loose finish.&nbsp;</p>

Sara Lopez  used 3 packs of HairUWear clip-in extensions in the color Blonde Reflecting Medium And Pale Blonde! She used the twist and pull technique to create fullness and a loose finish. 

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Sara Lopez

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<p>For her final entry, Sara Ortega used Kenra Professional 25 Spray on roots and teased entire head. She used HairUWear extensions in &ldquo;uptown brown, undercover red, and she thinks she&rsquo;s blonde&rdquo; to give the hair more volume and dimension. Curled hair within a 1.25 curling iron.</p>
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For her final entry, Sara Ortega used Kenra Professional 25 Spray on roots and teased entire head. She used HairUWear extensions in “uptown brown, undercover red, and she thinks she’s blonde” to give the hair more volume and dimension. Curled hair within a 1.25 curling iron.


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Sara Ortega

<p>Brendan Buoni prepped hair&nbsp;by making it smooth and shiny. He crimped hair, going about 2 inches down from zone 1. Picking up a large circular section in her crown, making sure the edges of the section were zigzags, Buoni pulled the section into a ponytail, pulling through a hair donut. He teased lightly at the top of the head, pulling section back and secured with a hairpin into the hair padding and begin to piece apart, defining with hairspray. On the side of the head, he took two diagonal back sections and rope braided them back, securing them into the hair padding with another hair pin. He clipped three wefts of extensions into the ponytail, and two more at the base of the neck.</p>
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Brendan Buoni prepped hair by making it smooth and shiny. He crimped hair, going about 2 inches down from zone 1. Picking up a large circular section in her crown, making sure the edges of the section were zigzags, Buoni pulled the section into a ponytail, pulling through a hair donut. He teased lightly at the top of the head, pulling section back and secured with a hairpin into the hair padding and begin to piece apart, defining with hairspray. On the side of the head, he took two diagonal back sections and rope braided them back, securing them into the hair padding with another hair pin. He clipped three wefts of extensions into the ponytail, and two more at the base of the neck.


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Brendan Buoni

<p>Kayla Nelson used HairUWear Pro 18&rdquo; clip-in extensions for extra fullness and length. She&nbsp;glossed the extensions in the color &ldquo;Downtown Brown&rdquo; with 1N and&nbsp;9 volume for ten minutes to deepen the color to match&nbsp;model&rsquo;s natural hair color. She also incorporated the 6-piece straight colored clip-in extension kit from HairUWear&rsquo;s brand Hairdo, in the color &ldquo;Pink Frost&rdquo;, for a pop of pastel, wintery dimension! Nelson back-combed the fringe area of her crown, and pinned it into place to give her the perfect amount of height right at her hairline. She braided a Dutch Fishtail and secured it at the bottom with clear elastic and silver thread. For the finishing touches, she&nbsp;used a plastic sewing needle and silver thread to sew in loops of the silver thread throughout the braid for a bit of extra, subtle dimension and shine!&nbsp;</p>
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Kayla Nelson used HairUWear Pro 18” clip-in extensions for extra fullness and length. She glossed the extensions in the color “Downtown Brown” with 1N and 9 volume for ten minutes to deepen the color to match model’s natural hair color. She also incorporated the 6-piece straight colored clip-in extension kit from HairUWear’s brand Hairdo, in the color “Pink Frost”, for a pop of pastel, wintery dimension! Nelson back-combed the fringe area of her crown, and pinned it into place to give her the perfect amount of height right at her hairline. She braided a Dutch Fishtail and secured it at the bottom with clear elastic and silver thread. For the finishing touches, she used a plastic sewing needle and silver thread to sew in loops of the silver thread throughout the braid for a bit of extra, subtle dimension and shine! 


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Kayla Nelson

<p>Cate Torrealba&nbsp;curled the hair back and away from the face on both sides, also curling several pieces of blonde extensions from HairUWear and set them off to the side. She back combed the top section of hair, smoothed over it, twisted it down and secured it with bobby pins. Split the style down the middle and attach long hair filler to the scalp with bobby pins, Attach the clip in extensions down the length of the filler. Twist sections of hair from each side of the head, pull apart and secure them to the filler with bobby pins.&nbsp;</p>
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Cate Torrealba curled the hair back and away from the face on both sides, also curling several pieces of blonde extensions from HairUWear and set them off to the side. She back combed the top section of hair, smoothed over it, twisted it down and secured it with bobby pins. Split the style down the middle and attach long hair filler to the scalp with bobby pins, Attach the clip in extensions down the length of the filler. Twist sections of hair from each side of the head, pull apart and secure them to the filler with bobby pins. 


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Cate Torrealba

<p>Sara Lopez&nbsp;&nbsp;used 3 packs of HairUWear clip-in extensions in the color Blonde Reflecting Medium And Pale Blonde! She used the twist and pull technique to create fullness and a loose finish.&nbsp;</p>
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Sara Lopez  used 3 packs of HairUWear clip-in extensions in the color Blonde Reflecting Medium And Pale Blonde! She used the twist and pull technique to create fullness and a loose finish. 


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Sara Lopez

Our top-five finalists were sent a Challenge Box with clip-in extensions from HairUWear Pro. They were tasked with using the extensions in their final New-Year's-Eve-inspired submission. 

Once submitted, voting was opened to the public, with MODERN editors and Party Pretty Artist Connective judges Sydney Lopez (@sydneyannlopezhair), Alison Valsamis (@braidedandblonde), Natalie Thomas (@bridal_bynatalie), Melanie Sorrow (@melaniesorrowhair), and Shelby Weatherholtz (@shelbyweatherholtzhair) weighing in.

Along with major bragging rights, this group of 5 finalists will receive incredible prizes, including a gift box packed with goodies (it’s seriously PACKED) from some of our favorites—Manic Panic Professional, Evo, Pureology, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, Ouidad and Alterna. These pro beauty brands pulled out all the stops to gift this group with the goodies to help up their styling business and create polished, picture-perfect finishes.

Ultimately, Kayla Nelson was named the 2019 Party Pretty winner! As the grand-prize winner, she will...

  • Be included in features and takeovers on our social media pages.
  • Be recognized in MODERN SALON magazine
  • Receive MAJOR products and tools from professional beauty brands.
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Congrats to Kayla!

Want your chance the compete? Stay tuned for our bridal styling contest this spring!