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FA-LA-LA-LA FABULOUS Two Quick and Simple Holiday Hair How-Tos From Joico International Creative Director Damien Carney
With carols to sing, lists to make and check twice, tinsel to toss and eggs to nog, who has time for fussy hairdos? Want to make a style splash at your holiday soirees without stealing precious time from your holiday fun? Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney presents two quick ‘dos that will help you shine all season long.
The Urban Twist This jaunty knot features unsecured ends for an edgy “downtown” take on a classic chignon. To get the look, start by prepping strands carefully. “Prep is crucial,” says Damien. “You want the hair to be free of flyaways, but it should also retain a bit of ‘grip’ to hold the style.” Damien’s holiday “cocktail” to achieve the right texture is as follows:
Joico Smooth Cure Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Rescue Treatment + new Joico Power Whip Whipped Foam.
Apply the Rescue Treatment and Power Whip to clean, conditioned, damp hair and dry strands to a smooth finish with a round brush. Create a side parting and then divide the hair from ear to ear just below the crown. Gather the bottom half into a tight ponytail and secure at the nape. Mist a brush with Power Spray Fast Dry Finishing Spray, brush through the pony and begin twisting the tail. Continue twisting until it folds into itself, creating a chignon shape. Pin the knot to the back of the head, allowing the ends to remain unsecured. Release the top section, backcomb gently and direct the sections on each side of the part around the head and blend them into the knot. Secure with pins if necessary and mist with Power Spray. “This should take no more than 10 minutes,” says Damien, “and then you’re out the door!”
In The Loop Feminine and pretty, this low, looped bundle looks far more complex than it actually is. Shhhhh! Nobody has to know that it only takes a few minutes to get the look! Begin by shampooing and conditioning hair with Joico K-PAK Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply Joico Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment to damp hair and blow dry smooth. If hair is thick, coarse and/or unruly, divide into small sections, mist each section with Power Spray Fast Dry Finishing Spray and smooth all strands with a flat iron. Allow the hair to part naturally, brush through and gather all strands in a low, loose side ponytail. Secure at the shoulder blade with a transparent elastic band. Above the elastic, create an opening in the hair by splitting it apart, then guide the ponytail up and under the opening and slide it through, creating a loop. Continue looping the pony up and through the opening until it shrinks down and sits close to the head. Secure the looped chignon with bobby pins. Spritz the palms of your hands with Power Spray and gently smooth the top sections with your hands to tamp down fuzz and flyaways. Spray the back of the head to bring out shine and definition in the finished shape.
Whether you’re posing for the family holiday portrait or stopping the show on New Year’s Eve, these looks will work for any holiday occasion!