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Last updated: July 24, 2017

London-Inspired Braided Updo

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Need a holiday updo that’s elegant, casual and quick to create? Braids and ponytails are your answers. And this Dutch braid that’s pulled into a texturized ponytail by Moroccanoil’s® Kevin Hughes is the perfect style to suggest to all your holiday party-goers. Here’s how it’s done.


1. Apply Moroccanoil® Treatment and Volumizing Mousse to damp hair, then rough-dry to set the styling foundation. Use a curling iron to curl random pieces of hair to create movement.


2. Create a large halo section centered over the crown, then backcomb the hair in this section to create more volume over the crown of the head. Smooth the surface of the hair, and use an elastic to secure the hair into a ponytail at the lower crown.


3. Then, define a natural part in the front of the head and begin a Dutch braid along the heavy side of the side part.


4. Dutch braid the hair until you reach the top of the ear, then transition to a 3-strand braid and continue braiding.

5. When you reach the end, secure the braid with an elastic and take a small piece of hair from the ponytail, anchor the braid and secure into the pony.


6. To finish the look, spray Moroccanoil® Dry Texture Spray over the look and detail the ponytail to create additional texture. Then spray Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray Strong for added hold. Watch the video below for the complete how-to!



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Loving this look? Moroccanoil® StyleScapes is a premium styling program designed to help you give your clients high-performance hair care and expert styling while also boosting your service revenue at the same time! Every Moroccanoil® StyleScapes look is created with a beautiful city in mind and designed to quickly and, quite simply, give her a style upgrade she’ll love when she leaves the salon. The inspiration for this Dutch ponytail came straight from the London fashion scene and is part of the StyleScapes Braid Edition—because right now, braids are hot, hot, HOT!


And, you know what else is hot right now? Curls. Moroccanoil® has a new Curl Collection line that’s perfect for helping you tame and style all the curly girls in your chair! Check out this video below featuring Moroccanoil® Global Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero, and be sure to learn more about the new product line here!


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