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In this second installment of the Joico Holiday Hairstyle video tutorial series with Joico’s Glam Hair Expert Katie Bilovol and TV fashion pro Sydne Summer, we are showing you a beautiful and easy holiday look that that can be completed in four simple steps. It’s perfect for those who are already busy with preparations to host a holiday party at home and need a quick yet glamorous look!

Since the party is on your turf and time is of the essence, this half-up/half-down braid becomes your go-to-strategy for a quick and elegant welcome that is sure to impress your guests!

You can watch the complete step-by-step tutorial video and download a PDF of the step-by-steps listed below here: 

Step by steps:

Prep: To set a foundation, apply Power Whip to wet hair and blow dry. Create loose waves wrapped around a one inch curling iron.

  1. Work in Instant Refresh to absorb any extra oils and leave hair shiny. Make a center part and take soft sections backcombing at the crown hair so it has volume.
  1. Separate the sides from the top of the head, parting right behind the ear on both sides.
  1. Pick the entire side part and create a very loose braid, braiding towards the back. Repeat on the opposite side.  Loop ends of braids into the elastic.
  1. Take one braid and wrap it very low to the head, creating a crown effect on the back. Take bobby pins and criss-cross to secure the end of the braid to the opposite side of the hair. Repeat with the opposite braid. Mist hair with Power Spray to tame flyaways and keep humidity at bay.

Fashion Styling Tips:  Slip into a form-fitting LBD and switch out your apron for a warm and cozy faux fur vest to instantly glam up your outfit.  Strappy sandals and a bold, black cuff complete this fierce look. Your duties are done; now enjoy yourself at the party on your turf!