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Bling In The New Year With These Holiday Hair Hacks

ACCESS HOLIDAYS


When the party says glam and you’ve got no time to spare, try these quick-and-easy accessory hacks that turn everyday hair into something gloriously festive. Joico Guest Artist, Ricardo Santiago, has some pretty inviting ideas….

STRIKE UP THE HEADBAND


 
Up the ante of curly looks in mere seconds by adding the flourish of a blinged-out headband.

• Prep hair with Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray, followed by an application of Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème.

• Blow-dry hair with a large diameter round brush to build volume.

• After finishing the blow-dry, apply Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray and Hair Shake to get strands ready for curls.

• Divide hair into quadrants. Starting at the nape, take 1-inch horizontal slices and begin to curl each section with a 1/2”-barrel iron.

• Continue all the way up the quadrants, starting at the bottom and working up to the top.

• Once all the hair has been curled, apply Beach Shake and brush out using fingers (this will separate the curls and build volume).
 
• Place your favorite sparkling headband around the crown.
(Hint: For extra volume, pull the headband down just below the crown, then push back up into place.)

SCORE POINSETTIAS


 
Forget the mantel…these favorite flowers bloom beautifully in a simple pulled-back style.
 
Prep hair with Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray, followed by Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil.

• Blow-dry hair using a paddle brush to smooth strands.

• Finish blowout by applying Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray throughout, then add a bit of Hair Shake to ready the hair for curls.

• Start at the perimeter around the face, by taking vertical sections approximately 1 1/2”-2” wide.
(Tip: For more control, make sure your sections take up no more than approximately half of the barrel of the iron.)

• Using a 1 1/2”-barrel iron, begin curling vertically, and turning the iron away from the face. Be sure to leave the last 2 inches without curl for a more relaxed effect.

• Continue taking vertical sections, working towards the center back of the head. Once you have reached the center back, repeat the same motions/technique on the other side, curling away from the face and towards the center back.

• Once everything is curled, spray with Beach Shake and brush out, using a boar or combo styling brush to smooth the curls into tamer waves. Take a piece from both sides around the face and meet them in the center back. Tie those sections into a loose knot and secure with a couple of bobby pins.

• Now add decorative craft-store poinsettias over the knot, and discreetly pin into place with additional bobby pins.

DO YOUR PART


 
Embellish a lovely lavender bob with the newest clip-free hair jewels.

• Prep hair with Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray, followed by Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil.

• Blow-dry hair using a paddle brush to smooth strands.

• Finish blowout by applying Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray throughout, then add a bit of Hair Shake to ready the hair for curls.

• Starting at the perimeter around the face, take vertical sections approximately 1-1 1/2” wide. Using a 1”-barrel iron, begin curling vertically, turning the iron away from the face.

• Curl hair all the way around, alternating your directions with each section (this will give a more separated/textured curl effect). Also, be sure to leave the last 2” out of the iron at the ends of hair for a lived-in look.

• Once all the curling is finished, spray with Body Shake; use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to separate the curls.

• To finish the look, place Bandless Clipless Jewels by Pink Pewter (they’re made with a unique Velcro design) on the parting.