Best Tressed: Holiday Hair with Flair for Ladies with Long Locks

Long Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

Last week, we showed you how to add some glamour to medium-length manes, and today we’re here with a ladylike style for the long-haired. We played up ModEmployee Natalie‘s vintage-inspired style with a braid-bedecked bouffant and eye-catching accessories for a holiday look that packs a stylish punch.

Long Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

1. If you have bangs like Natalie, use a flat iron to lightly curl them off to the side, so they frame your face.

2. Using a rat-tail comb, section off the hair at the crown of your head.

3. Separate this hair cross-wise into two sections.

4.  With the top section pinned out of the way, spritz the under-section with light-hold hairspray.

5.  Using a teasing comb or brush, lightly tease this section of hair.

6. Repeat with the top section, making sure the two segments do not blend.

NLong Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

7. Gathering the lower section of hair, create a small bouffant shape. Pin into place with bobby pins.

8. Unpin the top section and, after spritzing lightly with hairspray, fold it over the smaller bouffant.

9. Pin into place with bobby pins.

Long Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

10. To add volume to your bouffant, use the tail end of a rat-tail comb to gently lift and shape while spraying with hairspray.

11. Working one side at a time, create two braids on either side of your face.

12. Using bobby-pins, pin each braid so it frames the bouffant you’ve created

13. We suggest using a mirror or a friend to ensure your pins are hidden!

Long Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

14. We worked with Natalie’s natural texture by adding a few loose curls with a 1-inch curling iron.

15. Blend your bangs by adding a few small curls around your hairline.

16. To finish, break up the curls with your fingers (don’t brush) and spray lightly all over with hairspray. We added some sparkle to Natalie’s look with the Through the Threshold Earrings and the All Faux You Jacket.

Long Hair Styling Tutorial by ModCloth

Looking for more how-tos for hairdos? We posted a pixie and medium-length style as well! How will you be wearing your hair this holiday season?

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About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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3 Responses to Best Tressed: Holiday Hair with Flair for Ladies with Long Locks

  1. Rachel Lauren 12/17/2012 at 2:03 pm #

    There is just something about long hair that screams vintage! If you need the perfect outfit to go with your holiday hair, check out my vintage website at http://www.vintagepod.com

  2. Eliza 12/18/2012 at 9:38 am #

    Modcloth, Modcloth, Modcloth. Can I take a moment to tell you how much I love you? I have a slew of Christmas/holiday parties coming up, and usually I’ll just straighten my hair and wear it down or something. But now, I have a whole bunch of new styles to try. Thank you oh so much. You just might have MADE this Christmas season for me. But then again, you always do!

    xoxo

  3. Et tu, tutu? 12/18/2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I have really long hair and this is a great tutorial. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks Modcloth! :)

    -Lindsey

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