Beauty Buzz: Holiday Hair

Without spending a lot of money at the salon for a stylish updo for the company holiday party, here is a tip for an easy, yet stunning hair-style! Marcia Cross is demonstrating a casual look that, despite its simplicity, is capable of brightening her entire face by framing it with gorgeous curls that give her hair a sexy, relaxed feel. Just by adding curls to your straight hair, you too can rock an elegant look for your next special occasion this holiday season that’s a cinch to prepare!

To start, add Kérastase Volumactive mousse ($32.99 at while hair is still somewhat damp for lift and extra hold. After blow-drying the hair upside down, use a three-quarter-inch curling iron (try Hot Tools Professional Ceramic Iron for $34 at and wrap the hair around the barrel in a downward and back motion, leaving a half-inch section out, so that it’s not too curly at the ends. Finish with a medium-hold hairspray such as Pureology’s Flexible Styling Spray.

Written by Christy Pastore