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Get a Half-Up with Loose Curls Look à la Kristin Cavallari

As much as we love a good holiday party (mulled wine! cookies!), we don’t always love the endless prep. Finding an outfit and beauty look for each event is hard enough; wrangling our hair into a cute ‘do can push us over the edge. This week, we’re arming ourselves—and you—with plenty of options. With the help of Number 4 Hair Care’s Jordan Nicole Webb, we’ve put together three holiday hair styles for every skill level

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(Photo: stylebistro.com)

Today, a glam style perfect for the red carpet and a holiday shindig, courtesy of Kristin Cavallari. Click through for a step-by-step photo tutorial!

1. Start by washing and conditioning hair with a volumizing formula. Prep damp hair with a texturizer and heat protectant like Number 4’s Blow Dry Lotion, then use a round brush to blow dry. (For even more volume, add a pump of styling foam to the scalp).

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2. First, the half-up portion: Use a comb to draw a line from the top of one ear around the back of your head to the other ear. 

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3. Lift the section of hair up and gently tease strands to create volume. 

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4. Pin this layer back with 10-20 bobby pins (or one big for secure hold, and spritz hairspray over the top to help set the look.

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5. Now, half-down: Using a 1-inch curling iron, wrap ½-inch sections of hair around the iron, starting at mid-shaft and working to the ends.

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6. Set the look with hair spray and swipe on some red lipstick.

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7. Voila! Party-ready in just a few steps.

Looking for even more updos to try for your winter shindigs? Here are more holiday celebrity hairstyles to try.

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