Hairstyles How To: Joico's Braided Holiday Hostess Look

The second installment of Joico's Holiday Hairstyle Video Tutorial series helps you create a beautiful, easy braided look, perfect for when you or your client want to look stylish in a flash. The look is perfect for hosting a holiday get-together; in just minutes your client's hair will go from every-day to party-ready, leaving her all the time she needs to prepare for her guests!

See the step-by-step instructions, and check out the tutorial video below!

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.

2. Separate the sides from the top of the head, parting right behind the ear on both sides.

3. 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.

4. 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!

Joic's Season of Style: Holiday Hostess from Joico Hair Care Products on Vimeo.

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[Image/video courtesy of Joico]

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