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CREATE THE BEST HOLIDAY HAIR STYLES
JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE EXTRA STRENGTH FORMULA HAIR SERUM
John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum blocks frizz all day and instantly transforms coarse, wiry hair for ultra-sleek results. Use this Aloe and Vitamin E infused serum on wet hair after washing to create a super-shiny hairstyle that will last throughout any holiday party ($7.99)
JOHN FRIEDA LUXURIOUS VOLUME FOREVER FULL HAIRSPRAY
John Frieda’s Forever Full Hairspray delivers flexible 72-hour hold while keeping fine strands brush-able and touchable. The advanced blend of polymers boosts hold, controls flyaways, and leaves hair with a clean and voluminous feel that will take your holiday hairstyle to the next level ($9.99)
AVAILABILITY: Food, drug and mass retailers nationwide
*Product en route. All opinions are my own.
A few nights ago,at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in California, Nicole Kidman shined on the red carpet in her gorgeous gown and sleek hair style. Her go-to hairstylist, Kylee Heath, used MOP haircare and Cricket Co. products to create this glamorous and sophisticated look.
Hairstylist: Kylee Heath
Inspiration: “The dress, we wanted to keep the hair classic, but also modern and sleek”
Style: Middle part low twisted knot with the hair fanned out to the side
At the crown, I blow-dried the hair in an upward motion to give it more lift
Once the hair was dry I smoothed out the hair from midshaft to end with the Ultra Smooth™ Professional Styling Iron($89.95)
I warmed MOP molding cream ($22) in my hands and used it to smooth out ends, tame flyaways and to lay down the cuticle
Then, I pulled all of Nicole’s hair back low at the nape of her neck, twisted the hair around my hand and secured it using small bobby pins leaving the ends of the hair out so that they fanned out toward the side
Next I sprayed the C-system Firm Finish Hairspray($24) for hold and added shine
Last, we decided to pull two small pieces of hair from the front for added softness”
During the busy holiday season, you will probably find yourself in a time crunch when it comes to getting ready for holiday parties and gatherings with loved ones. Relieve one step of your holiday stress by creating these six easy, on-trend holiday hair styles with these helpful tips from global hair stylist, Simon Miller.
1. Create a sleek ponytail by pull hair back into a tight pony and securing hair with FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray. Then wrap velvet around the lower portion of the ponytail to create an on-trend holiday style.
2. Upgrade your messy bun for a posh, polished look by adding HAIRPLAY playable texture for re-workable texture and sparkly bobby pins to lock hair in place.
3.Give your effortless up-do a stylish, twist without making it stiff by adding a simple crown braid to upgrade your holiday style.
4. Create the perfect holiday half-up look but section off a small portion of hair on the top of your hair and securing hair in a top knot bun. Then, add FREESHAPE hot flex spray to lower portion of hair before styling hair with a curling iron to create loose waves.
5. Get the perfect chignon by putting hair into a low ponytail and braiding hair in ponytail. Then twist braid around base, securing it at the nape of the neck for the perfect, elegant but simple bun.
6. Style your hair to create effortless, loose waves that can be touched up between work and your holiday party. Use FREESHAPE hot flex spray for restyling hair with protection when using any heat tool.
*Product sent. All opinions are my own.
Glitter, Glitz & Glam: Mia Beauty’s Holiday Hair Guide
This holiday season, adorn not only the tree, but your hair with accessories from Mia Beauty. From glitter to sparkles to metallics, Mia Beauty’s accessories will add some festive shimmer and shine to any holiday hair style.
Glitter Tony Ties®
Sleek, functional and great for a quick, crease-free ponytail. These no-tug hair ties are comfortable in your hair and can also be fashionably worn as a bracelet. Even your pony will be in the holiday spirit with these glittery seasonal colors.
$6.00|set of 3 / Available at ULTA and online via www.miabeauty.com
Metal Tony Pony®
Available in silver, gold and gunmental, these easy-to-use, versatile ponytailers look great in low, mid or high ponytails. Simply tie back into a ponytail and clasp the Tony Pony® around the hair tie for a chic holiday style.
$8.00 / Available at Harmon/Bed Bath Beyond and online via www.miabeauty.com
An ornament for your part, Mia Beauty’s Part Art™ adds a chic twist to a bohemia style. The specially designed Grippit® material adheres to the hair, holding Part Art™ in place without chains. This easy-to-use hair accessory will look great with loose waves or big curls.
$8.00 / Available at CVS Pharmacies
Go bold and bright with many strands or subtle and sparkly with only a few, the Clip-n-Crystals® arereusable and will not damage hair. The Clip-n-Crystals® feature a snap clip for easy installation and removal and can be cut down for shorter hair.
$10 / Available at Harmon/Bed Bath Beyond, CVS and online via www.miabeauty.com
Give any updo some extra pizazz with the Hair Stickers. Simply toss hair up into a sophisticated chignon or messy bun, peel and stick the hair ornaments for a pretty summer look. The non-adhesive stickers are reusable for multiple wears.
$10|4 Mini Pack|2 Small Pack|1 Large Pack / Available online via www.miabeauty.com
Tinsel is no longer reserved for the tree. For some serious hair sparkle, just tie or clip in the easy-to-use hair extensions for a colorful, shimmery effect. Hair can be blow dried, curled and straightened and the Bling String® can last for weeks!
$10 / Available at CVS Pharmacies and online via www.miabeauty.com
I was sent a set of Clip-n-Crystals to try out. Look how cute they are on my adorable little niece!
Disclaimer: I was sent product to facilitate this review.
Looking for a quick and easy way to achieve the trendy braid look for your next Holiday party? Simply use a Mia Beauty Braidie headband to create celeb-favorite looks.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep.