Holiday updo tutorial for long hair: braided chic

/ 12.22.2014
Updo with braids
Updo with braids

Are you in need of a last-minute holiday hairstyle? If so, you're in the right place because we have a gorgeous updo tutorial for long hair, complete with pretty braided detail, for you to try!

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with towel-dried hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout, then blow-dry your hair. You can use a paddle brush to keep the hair straight, or just use your hands as you don't need a perfectly straight finish for this updo.

Step 2
Once dried, brush the hair back off your face, then braid a small section of hair from behind each ear. Wrap the braids over the top of your head to form a small headband, and secure them with bobby pins.

Step 3
Lift the hair behind the braids and spray the roots with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Tease the hair from behind with a fine-tooth comb, then gently smooth it all back over.

Step 4
Gently twist and pin your hair into a bun or French twist at the back and secure with more bobby pins.

Step 5
Complete the look with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray to keep frizz at bay and give your updo long-lasting hold. That's it!

Read more: Check out these red carpet looks for more holiday hairstyle ideas.

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