Fierce & Festive Natural Updo's for the Holidays

Fierce & Festive Natural Updo's for the Holidays

Design Essentials Master Stylist Deshonic Kerrie

Hello Blog Lovers!! We are fast approaching Thanksgiving and soon after my favorite holiday Christmas. I always get overly excited during this time of the year and I think it has a lot to do with getting together with family, great food, and the joy that comes along with the holidays. While you are preparing yourself for those yummy holiday dishes, holiday shopping, and holiday outfits...Design Essentials has created the perfect holiday how to on Updo's for Natural Beauties. Although these are created on Natural Hair, this can also be achieved on any hair texture. Below you will see how Master Stylist Deshonica Kerrie used one of my favorite hair tools the

spiral rod

to create the last hair style. Check it out and let me know how you plan to style your hair for the holiday festivities. 

Design Essentials® Multi-Roll Updo

STYLING TIP #1:

When creating the perfect, chic holiday updo, Design Essentials® Master Stylist Deshonica Kerrie prepped the model's hair by first blowdrying it 80% straight.  By blow drying the hair first, it is easier to achieve smooth flat twists which helps to anchor the updo from the sides. 

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #2:

After twisting the side of the hair, Deshonica parts the remaining hair into multiple sections and begins to roll and tuck the hair, securing each roll with pins.  To ensure a smooth look while keeping the hair moisturized, Deshonica applies Design Essentials® 

Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 and 

Nutriment Rx Creme Hairdress

 to each rolled section.

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #3:

This revolutionized French Roll which includes several multi-rolls was created using Design Essentials® 

Natural Curl Cleanser Sulfate Free Shampoo

Natural Moisturizing Conditioner

Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 and 

Nutriment Rx Creme Hairdress

.  This is a great styling option for longtime and newly naturals, offering the perfect double-take style for the holidays!  

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

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Design Essentials® Old & New Updo

STYLING TIP #1

:

For a festive night out this holiday season, Deshonica suggests creating a trendy look by combining a little bit of the old and 

new

 for a funky up-do. Deshonica achieves this style by first crafting a flat twist design around the sides and back of the hair.

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #2:

After completing the flat twists, Deshonica rolled and tucked sections of the hair by 

applying

 dime-sized amounts of 

Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 and 

Nutriment Rx Creme Hairdress

. Afterward, each roll was secured with hair pins.  

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #3

Deshonica finishes this old and 

new

 retro style by locking in shine with a light mist of 

Design Essentials® Diamonds Oil Sheen

, smoothed over each roll with the fingertips.  

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

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Design Essentials® Spiral Updo

STYLING TIP #1:

 For a great updo to last your readers through the holiday season (approx. 2-4 weeks), Deshonica offers up the Spiral Updo. This style is achieved first by using 

Design Essentials® Natural Twist and Set Setting Lotion

. After 

applying

 the product, Deshonica took small sections of the hair and hooked it to small and medium sized setting rods, making sure to start at the base of the hair while wrapping the hair downward, around the rod, toward the end. The hair was then secured to the rod with a hair clamp. 

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #2:

After removing the rods upon drying the hair, Deshonica Kerrie separated the coils using 

Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 to achieve frizz-free, 

individual

ringlets.  

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

STYLING TIP #3:

Voila! Upon separating the coils, this natural girl is ready to start her holiday celebration! For long lasting wear, Deshonica recommends 

applying

 a small amount of 

Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

 to revitalize curls and reduce frizz as the curls begin to expand with wear.  

Photo Credit

: Blue Poppy

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Stay Tuned for more Holiday Fun!! 

Peace and Blessings ♥

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