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Do It Yourself Holiday Hair

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

It’s the holidays and almost New Years’ Eve and if you are looking for great hair on a dime, here are some flawless looks that you can do yourself.

The Top Knot, similar to the Carrie Bradshaw’s

  • Brush out your hair so that it’s nice and smooth
  • Flip your head over and put your hair in a high ponytail at the top of your head and secure with a hair tie. (Use a hair tie color closest to your hair color)
  • Twist, braid, or simply wrap your ponytail hair around the hair tie to create a smooth “knot” and secure with a second hair tie.
  • Use bobby pins to secure any loose pieces.
  • Spray with a little bit of hairspray and use to smooth out any frizzies.

For something softer:

  • Create a deep side part when hair is wet
  • Then blow dry hair using hands.
  • Next, with a one 1/4 inch curling iron, curl your hair.
  • Then pull your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving a few pieces in front to frame the face,
  • Secure with a piece of hair from the underneath by wrapping it around the base of the ponytail; this creates a beautiful, clean hold.

For something in between (half up do):

  • Once hair is dried, used a one inch curling iron and curled from the bottom of the hair to create tousled undone waves.
  • Leaving a few pieces in front to frame the face, pull the hair from the sides to the center and secure with bobby pins.
  • Leave the rest of the hair down, in front of the shoulders to keep the look modern.
  • To secure the look, apply hairspray to maintain the look.