“Color looks for this holiday season are trending toward the warm and vibrant, including rich browns, deep coppers, and reds,” says Tonya Vulaj, senior stylist and colorist at Salon Ziba NYC. “Hair looks even more beautiful and luminous for holiday when accented with natural-looking balayage and free-form hair-painting techniques. For festive events, you can’t miss with loose and elegant updos, side-dos, or soft waves. Each can be created on a variety of different hair textures, always making sure to complement your individual facial features and lifestyle needs.”
Vulaj says the celebrity inspiration for this holiday season has been Emma Stone. In the above image, she has a base color of copper with strawberry and blonde dimensions that nicely complement her flawless skin tone. “This casual updo, with soft waves pinned up, works for almost anyone with the right hair length.”
Here Vulaj gives us the lowdown on how to achieve this look:
1. First, blow dry the hair completely, then loosely twist sections and wave with a curling iron.
2. After you have the right texture, gather it into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck then create a casual chignon, again loosely. Free strands of front hair, then define and separate the ends with the gentle touch of a super-light hair primer.
3. Finish with a touch of Salon Ziba Shape Up Hair Spray ($18) all around. The result is a feminine, flowing look with beautiful movement.
Who’s your celebrity hair inspiration for the holiday season?