Braids can also be fun and easy for a holiday gathering. They are especially sliming when worn on one side only or as a crown with a bump of height in the back, which also slims the face, making you appear taller. [*Please use 5-inch heels with this look because it makes your ass look monumental and brings the braid more into a sexy realm!] Use pomade by Crew to lay down all the frizzes, unless you like the more bohemian, beachy feel.
Thanks to the Great Gatsby, Mob City, and Boardwalk Empire, soft-pinned, waved hair is back and is much easier to achieve than you might think. Make sure your hair is blow-dried with a round brush nice and smooth. Use Aveda color conserve leave-in and Aveda smooth glossing straightener while hair is wet. Take into sections and pin as you move from the bottom up, using 4 quadrants of the head for sectioning.
Pull out a 1-inch iron. Make it as hot as you can, sectioning the head again in 4 quadrants, 2 front sides 2 back sides. Each section should be two fingers in width. Again, move from the ears up and curl with the barrel of the iron facing down, which will end up making 4 curls of sections that you will secure with a pin.
When you are done doing this to the whole head, spray with the hair spray by Blow Dry Bar Money Maker – all around, not too close to the head, making fast circles. Stay 6 inches away from the hair. When the room is foggy from the hair spray, you have sprayed enough. Your next step is to remove all the clips gently, making sure that the hair does not separate or become frizzy. You can do this with a Mason Pearson brush. As you hold the entire side together, comb the hair into one wave movement. Spray again with "money maker" and pin against your head. Make sure it is not visible and it suits your face. Spray with Aveda’s brilliant spray shine. You will look and smell so rich!