A Holiday Hairstyle for Long Hair

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Salon NfuseChances are, you've got a few holiday parties over the next few weeks, and you might be looking for a fun new look for your hair. Well, over the next three days, I'm going to show you hairstyles for three different lengths of hair: short, medium, and long.

Today, LONG!

Salon NfuseStephanie at Salon Nfuse in Nashville started by French braiding my hair on one side. Once the braid extended over my ear, she pushed the braid upward a bit to give it a little bit of a messy, worn-in look, then secured it in place temporarily with a bobby pin.

 

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On the other side of my face, Stephanie separated some hair into two parts and wound them around and around each other into a twist. She took both sides of my hair and secured everything in a low, loose ponytail just behind one ear.

Next, Stephanie began twisting pieces of my hair around the elastic and pinning them in place, leaving the ends free. To make hair stay in place, she puts the bobby pins in with the crinkly side down, and crosses them in the shape of an 'x.' NOTHING will come loose from those two pins!

 

Salon NfuseThe result? A cool, loose chignon that looks festive, but without too much effort. I like this look so much, I'll wear it even when it isn't the holidays!

Tomorrow, I'll show you a great updo idea for medium-length hair!

In the meantime, how are you doing your hair for the holidays?

 

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Lynette Lynette

if I had longer hair I would do sock bun curls(google it)

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

That looks like how I wear my hair when I'm cleaning my hpuse...

Colet... Colette923

That looks like crap. If you paid her, you need a refund.

nonmember avatar Andie

I was right there with you, Lindsay, until you got to the "messy, worn-in look." Looks like you just rolled out of bed. The side french braid is pretty, though.

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

By the way, you look pretty when you're not fake-smiling like a crazy person.

easun... easunshine

I would love to see a long hair recommendation that we can do ourselves. Plus, I could never do this with my hair. The mess it would be afterwards with the knotting and the dryness...no thank you. I have super long hair and winter time sucks!!

nonmember avatar polapollpola

The braided part is pretty! You have a beautiful profile, Lindsay!

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Ha ha, I was wondering if you guys would have a problem with the ends! If you don't like them, just pin them under-- You'll see a version with pinned-under ends in today's post for medium-length hair, and it looks much more refined. This is definitely a "trendier" version of the look.  :)


The great thing is that you can TOTALLY do this look (or a variation of it) yourself-- Sometimes, I pull my hair back into a loose ponytail and coil small pieces of the ponytail around and pin them randomly together until I've used all the hair in the ponytail. The result looks like something I had to go to a salon to get, but it's incredibly easy.

Kritika Kritika

I'm jealous of your profile. Cute hair, too.

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