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Holiday Hairstyle How-To — Watch The Video

Mon, December 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT by Add first Comment

Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Alan shows YOU how to create the perfect holiday hairstyle for any festive occasion.

This ballerina-like bun has been seen on countless celebs this season. Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and more have all worn a version of this look. Gregory adds a braid across the bun to create texture and add a bit of holiday fun. Watch the video and read Gregory’s how-to below!

If you learn more easily from watching then skip right ahead to the video, but if you’d like to read a step-by-step tutorial, follow along with Gregory’s directions.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Hairspray (light hold) — Gregory used Salon Grafix Shaping Spray
Blax — Elastic Gumbands
Vent Brush — Gregory used a Mason Pearson
Long Hairpins
Styling Cream — Gregory used Frederik Fekkai’s styling cream
Volumizing Mousse — Gregory used Salon Grafix Mousse

  • Prep the hair with a mousse. Salon Grafix brand is my choice perferred and give yourself a great blowout.
  • Take hairspray and spray the entire hairstyle and brush into a high ballerina bun. Gather hair ontop of head and secure with Blax. Add extensions if needed
  • Take the donut and pull ponytail through the hole. Secure donut onto head with long hairpins.
  • Smooth out the ponytail covering the donut, leaving a small 1 inch section out from the bun. Once hair is all covering the donut apply hairnet so shape is clean/ no flyaways.
  • Braid the 1 inch section of hair into a fishbone braid and pull lightly to vent the braid [making it bigger].
  • Take a tailcomb and smoothe all the sides/edges of hair using a styling cream.
  • Finish with Salon Grafix shaping hairspray.
  • Optional: Apply an old vintage clip, pin or barrette.

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