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hairstyles for all of your holiday plans

Need some creative inspo for your holiday hair this year? amika has you covered, as per usual. We have three looks for you that we think can take you from a nice dinner, to a party, and last but not least, to any family functions. Keep scrolling for holiday hair created by our Global Artistic Director, Naeemah LaFond.

wispy coily updo

how to get the look:

  1. start with damp hair
  2. apply curl corps defining cream and curl corps enhancing gel to hair
  3. use haute mess texture gloss to tame pieces right above the ear
  4. pull into updo section-by-section and secure with a bobby pin
  5. apply headstrong intense hold hairspray to keep updo in place
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curly lob

how to get the look:

  1. create deep side part
  2. use the chameleon 5 barrel interchangeable curling kit (smallest wand) and begin curling the hair in half-inch sections while getting as close to the root as possible
  3. brush out curls and use fingers to separate
  4. apply vandal volume powder to give curls lift and volume
  5. use headstrong intense hold hairspray to keep the look in place
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headstrong intense hold hairspray | amika

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sleek and sculpted

how to get the look:

  1. apply blockade heat defense serum from mid-lengths to ends for heat protection
  2. section off hair near the neck and straighten with the confidante moisture maintenance styler
  3. section off hair at the crown + use the confidante to create s-waves by rocking the styler back and forth
  4. apply perk up dry shampoo to the crown to create lift
  5. add some waves with the styler then apply a few pumps of vandal volume powder for added volume
  6. use a very tiny amount of thicc volumizing base to smooth back sides
  7. finish with headstrong intense hold hairspray to keep the look in place
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