3 Holiday-Inspired Updos With Irinel de León

Who else is glamming it up to hang on the couch this holiday season? We tapped celebrity hairstylist and brand ambassador Irinel de León to share her holiday hair inspiration with fellow curly girls. She’s sharing three, easy holiday updos you can achieve at home using your favorite Ouidad products.

The Pineapple
Woman with highlighted tight curl texture with hair up

Step 1: Prep wet curls with Advanced Climate Control® Featherlight Styling Cream

Step 2: Diffuse with your go-to dryer at a low speed and heat

Step 3: Spray Going Up! Volumizing Texture Spray at the roots and throughout curls. 

Step 4: Leaving front pieces out, flip head upside and rake hair with fingers to secure a very high pony

Step 5: Use bobby or French hair pins to secure any loose pieces


The Headband
Woman with tight curly updo wears leopard print headband

Step 1: Prep wet curls with VitalCurl™+ Define & Shine Styling Gel-Cream 

Step 2: Diffuse with your go-to dryer at a low speed and heat

Step 3: Leave out front framing pieces and bring hair up into a high pony, securing with a hair tie

Step 4: Using a headband of your choice, wrap and tie in the front


The Ponytails 
Woman with tight curls with small ponytails in hair that's down

Step 1: Prep wet curls with Advanced Climate Control® Heat and Humidity Gel

Step 2: Diffuse with your go-to dryer at a low speed and heat

Step 3: Using a tail comb, part hair down the middle and behind the ears to section off two ponytails

Step 4: Apply Clear Control Pomade to the roots and brush back. (Pro tip: Use a barber’s brush to add extra smoothness and shine)

Step 5: Lift hair from roots using a pick for added volume and glam

Step 6: Finish off the look with Going Up! Volumizing Texture Spray

 

Share your easy, curly girl updos this holiday season with us on social tagging #OuidadLove! 

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