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Holiday Hair Ideas

Holiday Hair Ideas

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Now that Thanksgiving feasts are right around the corner, Holiday parties are on The Horizon.

When this time of the year hits, many people are on the hunt for Holiday Hair ideas which are easy to create, look fabulous and can be instantly glammed up with a range of accessories.

Having the advice of a fabulous styling expert such as Jenny Balding, Senior Stylist and Grooming & Styling Expert at NYC's Cutler/Redken Salon makes all the difference between having polished Holiday Hair and looking like your hair went through the blender with the eggnog.

Three Holiday Hairstyles

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Listed below are three of Jenny's famous 15-minute festive hairstyle for Holiday soirees which can easily be created on the go, even in the office powder room:

1.  The High Ponytail - Whenever you're pressed for time before and need a quick Holiday Hair idea, opt for a high ponytail.  There's a reason celebrities often wear them on the Red Carpet and they're a fixture on the fashion runways.

It's because high ponytails are ideal for almost all hair lengths.  The hairstyle is also fabulous on medium to long hair.

The High Ponytail works best on hair which is day old or older.   Having a little oil built up in the hair actually helps give the high ponytail a fabulous sleek finish.

How To Create The High Ponytail - Jenny recommends using a straightening iron to smooth hair from mid length to the ends.  Gather hair up into a ponytail right about the nape of the neck, which will enhance cheekbones.  Finish by brushing from top to tail.  Mist all over with a strong hold hairspray like Redken Control Addict 28.

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What do you have?  An instant facelift.

2. The Faux Bob - If you want to vamp up your look before a night on the town, sweep your hair into a faux bob.

This hairstyle works best for wavy hair which is jaw-length or longer.  It's a great alternative to a basic blow out.

How To Create The Faux Bob - Jenny advised tying your hair into a low, slightly loose ponytail.  Fold the ponytail up.

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Tuck the ponytail underneath at the nape of your neck. Pin the tucked ponytail using a few large bobby pins.

Gently loosen a few strands around your hairline. In minutes you have an elegant, new look for the evening.

3. Blow Up The Volume - If your hair is looking and feeling flat and limp after a long stressful day at the office, adding lots of sassy volume will give your hair a more festive Holiday look.

How To Amp Up The Volume - To add instant hair oomph, Jenny recommends giving it some life with Redken Powder Refresh o1.   Spray all over the hair starting at the roots.  Massage lightly into your hair with your fingers.

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Backcomb a few small sections at the crown and hairline to create a little extra volume.  Use fingertips to smooth backcombed tresses.  Mist all over with a light hairspray like Redken Fashion Work 12.

This will give your hair a quick. all-over volume boost before you head out to a Holiday bash.

Summary - Holiday Hair Ideas

When you need Holiday Hair ideas in a snap, just be creative and remember to keep a few go-to hairstyles tucked away for instant access.

More About Jenny Balding

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Jenny Balding is a Senior Stylist at New York City's Cutler Salon, specializing in cutting and styling women and men of all hair lengths, textures, colors and special occasions. Jenny's personal motto "bringing runway to reality" is brought to life each season during New York Fashion Week.

Jenny's NYFW work has been seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Paola Hernandez, 5:31 JÉRÔME, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Proenza Schouler, Badgley Mischka and Marc Valvo.

Jenny translates the hottest trends, into wearable, achievable, must-have styles for her clients.

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Jenny has also styled the locks of Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Chanel Iman, Alyssa Milan, Jillian Michaels, Rachael Ray, Gabby Doughlas, Dannica Keller, The Foo Fighters and Kendall & Kylie Jenner (to name a few.)

Jenny also serves as Redken's Grooming & Styling Expert, consulting with the brand on new launches and styling techniques.

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