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Holiday Hairstyles: 8 DIY 'Dos like the Stars

Messy Braid: Miley Cyrus
Tips from Angelo David of Angelo David Salon

Step 1: Spray a detangler onto wet hair, followed by the Angelo David Sea Silk Styling Mousse to prepare for styling.

Step 2: Begin blow drying hair by section using a round brush. Then, create a deep side part.

Step 3: Run fingers through hair to create a messy feel, then sweep hair to one side. Take front section of hair and create small loose waves with a curling iron.

Step 4: With the rest, divide hair into two sections. Take a small portion of hair from one side then bring it to the other, repeating this process back and forth.  It is okay if hair falls out of the braid or there are knots and bumps—we want the effortless feel.

Step 5: Continue braiding until you reached desired length, then secure the braid with an elastic. Back comb the braid with a brush lightly for a textured look.

Step 6: Finish the look with a great hairspray like L'Oreal Tex Infinium Professional for a firm hold without the stiffness.

Swept-Up Crown: Lea Seydoux
Tips from Umberto Savone of Umberto Beverly Hills

Step 1: Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Step 2: Blow dry hair with a product like Umberto Beverly Hills Controller to detangle and add shine. As you blow dry section by section secure each finished section in a pin curl, until the entire head is in pin curls. Secure with a double prong clip.

Step 3: Use the blow dryer to heat the pin curls. Let cool.

Step 4: Take the pins out and turn the head upside down. Tousle curls with the fingers.

Step 5: Pull the front back and secure with a simple clip.

Elegantly Pulled Back: Emily Rose
Tips from Umberto Savone of Umberto Beverly Hills

Step 1: Use Umberto Beverly Hills Volumizer Thickening Spray to add volume to hair and lift. Blow dry with a round brush, directing the hair back and away from the hair line.

Step 2: Secure in the back either in a pony or twist. Use an oil serum in the palm of the hands to add some texture, lift and separation to the front.

Step 3: Spray with hairspray to secure the style.

Classy Up-Do with Bangs: Zana Marjanovic
Tips from Umberto Savone of Umberto Beverly Hills

Step 1: Blow dry hair with Umberto Beverly Hills Blow Dry Lotion to hold the style and add shine.

Step 2: Smooth the hair out with a ceramic iron.

Step 3: Use a brush to smooth the hair back and secure in a chignon or bun.

Step 4: Use the iron to add a few waves and spray to add shine.

Funky Curled Bangs: Gwen Stefani
Tips from Sherri Jessee of Sherri Jessee Salon

Step 1: Brush all of your hair up to the top of your head and form a pony-tail at the front of your head, just slightly off to one side.

Step 2: Secure your pony with a covered elastic band.

Step 3: Twist and wrap your ponytail, forming a bun and lock into place with a few bobby pins.

Step 4: Mist with a finishing spray like RUSK Deep Shine Oil Firm Holding Finishing Spray.

Half Up, Half Down: Paula Patton
Tips from Natasha Sunshine of Byu-Ti Salon

Step 1: Start with clean dry hair.

Step 2: Spray each section with hairspray like Pureology's Strengthening Control Hairspray before rolling.

Step 3: Using medium to large hot rollers, set entire head using an irregular pattern. Meaning, place the rollers in all different directions when setting for a more natural look. Use sections twice the size of the rollers as well.

Step 4: Leave rollers in for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Step 5: Take set out and rake fingers through your hair.

Step 6: Pull your sides back and secure with bobby pins or grips in an X pattern for extra security.

Step 7: Finish the look with a mist of shine spray like Radiance Amplifier by Pureology.

1950s Curls: Amber Heard
Tips from Umberto Savone of Umberto Beverly Hills

Step 1: Blow dry hair with a round brush and Umberto Beverly Hills Blow Dry Lotion. This will add body and hold to the style. Use a comb to make a side part.

Step 2: Use a ceramic iron to add soft curls.

Step 3: Smooth the hair from the root to below the ear and then use the rounded edge of the iron to create the soft waves.

Fancy Affair: Rachel McAdams
Tips from Sherri Jessee of Sherri Jessee Salon

Step 1: If you have naturally curly hair, you can omit this step. For straight hair, using a heat protecting spray for hold, set on medium sized electric rollers and remove when cool.

Step 2: Run your fingers through the curls raking hair away from the face toward the center of the back of the head.

Step 3: Beginning at the top and working your way down, as you gather the hair together, pin the hair in place. Allow the curls to gently tousle and mist with a touchable holding spray like Sherri Jessee's Shaping Spray.

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