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Gina Holden's Hair: Sexy, Messy Waves

Gina Holden (born March 17, 1975) is a Canadian actress who is probably best known for her roles as Shea Allen in the CBS series Harper's Island.  She starred as Dale Arden in the Flash Gordon series and as Coreen Fennel on Blood Ties.  She also guest starred in The CW series Life Unexpected. Holden  portrays Joyce in Saw VII 3D.

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Born in the small town of Smithers, British Columbia the beautiful brunette moved often while growing up. With every move she would join whatever community group she could so she could follow her passion for acting.

At fifteen, she was signed to a modeling contract which required her to move to Japan to start her career.  She studied the Japanese culture and quickly made it her second home.  Japan became her big break when she was signed as the face of Shiseido cosmetics.  Modeling was never her real passion and used her modeling as a stepping stone to greater things.

Gina is known for wearing her below-the-shoulders long lush chocolate brunette tresses in undulating waves.  When not rocking her S shaped texture she wears her tresses pulled up into a sassy knot or chignon.

Follow the steps below to re-create Gina's lush waves:

1.  Cleanse hair with a moisture enhancing formula.  Optionally you may wish to consider a Diluted Shanpoo (DS) Conditioning Only Wash (CO) or a Water Only Rinse.

2.  Rinse well and when appropriate to your current hair condition apply a rinse-out conditioner from the top of the ears down to the ends.  Detangle strands with fingers or a wide tooth comb with smooth teeth.

3.  Finish with a cool or cold water final rinse to close the cuticle and add shine.

4.  Towel, do not rub, blot tresses to remove excess water.

5.  Apply a wave enhancing styling cocktail consisting of leave-in conditioner, defrisant and mousse or styling gel from roots to ends.  Do not comb or brush through hair which may disrupt the natural texture.

6.  Separate strands into 4-6 individual sections and dry with a long finger diffuser.  Allow strands to nestle into the diffuser cup.  For well defined waves dry on a medium to low speed with a medium heat setting.

7.  After diffusing each section wind the section around your finger in a ringlet formation.  Pin against the scalp to allow section to dry and set.

8.  When all the sections are diffused, pinned and dry, spray with a volumizing sculpting spray.

9.  Unpin each section and bend over at the waist to shake out the waves.  Optionally you can use a 1 1'2 to 2" wide curling iron to refine the waves.

10.  Finish by apply a drop of shine serum, spray or similar to the palms of your hands and swipe over the top of the finished style.

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