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Simple Holiday Hair

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 8:43 PM

Take the guesswork out of holiday hair this season. Celebrity stylist Allison Woodruff, a stylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon in New York City, created three universally flattering styles that are easy for you to modify for your clients coming in for a great 'do. Or, help clients create their own styles by passing along the tips and ideas—complete with product recommendations, of course!

Simple Holiday Hair
70's Throwback

For a glamorous look that is easy to pull off in the salon or at home, Woodruff recommends creating big waves.  This style works best on medium-long lengths but can also be achieved on shorter bobs. 

1. Prep wet hair with volumizing styling foam and blow dry hair smooth.
2. Using a double barrel curling iron, curl the entire head.     
3. Break up the curls using fingers and finish with a shine spray for frizz control and shine.

Simple Holiday Hair
Hot Buns

Help clients get from office to party in no time with a simple, classic updo—with a modern, undone twist. 

1. Blow hair out smooth, creating a center part.
2. Taking the lengths of the hair, create a ponytail around a donut-shaped rat (to create structure) and wrap the hair around. 
3. Secure the style with bobby pins and a firm hairspray. Woodruff, who loves eco-friendly brand Eufora, recommends their Elevate Finishing Spray. To smooth fly-aways on the top of the head, apply a light application of shine drops.

Simple Holiday Hair
Even if you're not headed to a warm, tropical locale, you can still rock the look of a carefee beachgoer.

1. Scrunch a pliable paste, like Eufora's Pieceworks, into damp hair and diffuse dry.
2. Then, take a small barrel curling iron and curl random sections of hair throughout the entire head.
3. To create a look that is perfectly unkempt, run a dime-size of paste into fingertips and then throughout the curls and waves. If needed, apply a light coating of finishing spray for hold and control.

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