Summer is about to start winding down soon, but there’s still time to try this cute summer side braid hairstyle! It’s a great way to get some of hair out of your face in this scorching hot weather, plus it looks adorable and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

This tutorial is being demonstrated on a model wearing our new Weft Extensions, which will be available for purchase this fall. We will also be offering beaded weft certification classes shortly thereafter!

Step 1 – Prep

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Prep the hair with your favorite styling products. We recommend 3-in-1 Mist for its detangling properties and heat protection. Flexible Hairspray will add some buildable hold for the base of the style as well.

Step 2 – Curl

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Curl the hair into soft waves using the Infrared Curling Iron. For this style, we removed the clamp from the iron and used it like a wand to create a looser wave.

Step 3 – Section

Part the hair on the desired side and use a clip to keep excess hair out of the way before you begin styling.

Step 4 – Braid

Begin braiding small pieces at the top of one side of the head, gathering more hair as you work your way down. Tie off with clear rubber band.

Step 5 – Widen

Pull on sides of the braid to give it a wider, fuller appearance.

Step 6 – Wrap

Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the clear rubber band and tuck the end in the band itself so that it doesn’t show.

And that’s it! You have a gorgeous summer braid hairstyle that super easy to recreate and can be worn on just about any occasion.


This hairstyle is perfect for special occasions and even bridal hair if you want! It’s ridiculously easy to recreate, but it still looks very intricate and elegant. Without further ado, here is our easy pull through braid tutorial!

Step 1 – Apply a set of Velo Extensions

 

This step is semi-optional. If you’re already happy with your hair’s length and fullness, you can skip it. But if your natural hair is short and fine like this model’s, Velo Extensions are a must to achieve this look.

Step 2 – Tease the hair

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With a teasing brush, tease hair  around the crown in order to boost volume for the style.

Step 3 – Brush with a Paddle Brush

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It’s very important to use our Mixed Bristle Paddle Brush for this step! It’s specially designed to detangle both your natural hair and extensions in order to create a seamless blend. It’s great regardless of whether or not you’re wearing extensions, though!

Step 4 – Create small half ponytail and flip it

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Leaving some face-framing pieces in front, make a tiny half ponytail (as pictured) and flip it inward.

Step 5 – Repeat step 4 several times

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Continue pulling small pieces toward the back and flipping them inward, layering them up and creating a braid effect.

Step 6 – Stop about halfway down and adjust

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Once you reach the desired stopping point, finish the last half ponytail and gently pull on some pieces to widen and texturize the pull through braid.

Step 7 – Set with hairspray

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Lightly spritz some Ostia Collection Flexible Hairspray to hold the style in place.

Step 8 – Use comb to add texture

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Using a rat tail comb, comb upward at the ends to add some texture to the remaining hair.

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Last but not least, enjoy your gorgeous pull through braid! Yes, this tutorial really is that easy. For more hairstyle ideas and tutorials, check out the rest of our blog.

 


It can be a struggle to make wire suspended clip-in extensions look natural on thick short hair, but rest assured it is possible! It just takes some easy tips and tricks to make it look more blended. In this tutorial, Tony Odisho himself demonstrates how to apply Velo Extensions to thick short hair.

First, clip up most of the hair using Tony Odisho’s double hinged non-slip alligator clips.

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Begin French braiding the hair on the right side of the head, starting above the ear.

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Repeat on the left side.

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Pin up the two braids so that they don’t show after the Velo Extensions are applied.

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Let down a layer of the clipped up hair and then re-clip the top layer.

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Apply the first weft of the Velo Extensions. Adjust wire as needed.

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Release another layer of the clipped up hair.

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Then, using the clips attached to the Velo, apply the second weft of the hair extensions.

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Brush out the hair and extensions using the Mixed Bristle Paddle Brush.

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Apply Flexible Hairspray for heat protection and hold.

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Using the Infrared Curling Iron, curl the hair into loose waves.

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That’s it! A fool-proof way to apply Velo Extensions to Thick Short Hair. They look blended and natural, not choppy or disjointed. Try it on your own set of Velo Extensions today!

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As we look toward spring, we’re thinking about cute, versatile hairstyles that work in any weather for any occasion. Our go-to? The classic ponytail. It’s easy to dress up or down and has a timeless elegance to it. Here’s how to create a voluminous ponytail hairstyle for any occasion!

Start by applying the wire section of a set of Velo Extensions (pictured in shade 60) to the crown of the head and tighten as needed. This set was pre-curled before application.

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Using the end of a rat tail comb, pull out a layer of natural hair.

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Unclip the second weft of the Velo from the first and prepare to apply it.

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Clip up the top layer of natural hair then secure the second weft.

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Brush out the hair to blend it.

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Tease hair on the crown to add some volume.

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Pull hair back into a low ponytail, leaving out some face-framing pieces. Secure with a rubber band.

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Gently pull on some pieces to add volume and texture to the ponytail.

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Apply Flexible Hairspray.

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Curl the front pieces of hair using a curling iron or mini flat iron.

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Finish off with a cute bow or ribbon.

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And that’s it! A voluminous ponytail hairstyle that can be dressed up or down. Plus it has the added bonus of being super easy to create!

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to start brainstorming the perfect hairstyle for your date night! Using Dry Shampoo, Strong Hold Hairspray, Smoothing Serum, and an Infrared Curling Iron, you can create the dreamiest of hairstyles.This romantic braided chignon is the perfect look for a fancy dinner date or a night out on the town.

Step 1

Apply Dry Shampoo at the roots for added texture. Then apply Smoothing Serum from the mid-shaft to ends for a sleek, lightweight shine.

Step 2

Part the hair into four sections (pictured below).

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Step 3

Use a mini crimper to add some texture and volume at the roots. Be sure to keep heat away from extension tape strips or fusion bonds. If you don’t have a crimper, boost volume using a teasing brush.

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Step 4

Pin top section into a little bouffant.

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Step 5

Create three braids using the back section of hair.

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Step 5

Gently pull on the sides of each braid to make them look fuller.

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Step 7

Wrap the right braid around the middle braid and pin into place.

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Step 8

Repeat step 7 with the left braid.

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Step 9

Wrap the middle braid into a spiral in the center and pin it into place.

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Step 10

Twist the front right section of hair inward, leaving a couple of face-framing pieces behind. Then pull it back and pin it.

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Step 11

Repeat step 10, but on the left side.

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Step 12

Curl remaining hair, using the Infrared Curling Iron.

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Step 13

Add in some decorative pins or clips to make the hairstyle pop. Finish with Strong Hold Hairspray.

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And there you have it! A gorgeous braided chignon hairstyle, perfect for Valentine’s Day.


When it comes to holiday hairstyles, there’s a lot of options out there. It can be hard to decide which look really showcases your style and personality. Well your indecisiveness ends here! We put together a list of the top 9 holiday hairstyles to try this season, curated from our very own hairstyle tutorials. Whether you try one or all of them, you can go wrong with these glamorous looks!

1. Sleek part with loose waves

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This look comes from our NYFW Inspired Hairstyle Tutorial. It’s perfect for the holidays because it cane be dressed up or down and it is totally on trend right now. Plus it’s super easy to achieve!

2. Updo in just 5 steps

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This chic style comes from our post: Get a Glam Holiday Hairstyle in 5 Easy Steps. It can be worn to a holiday party or even a wedding! It’s hard to go wrong with a gorgeous hairstyle like this.

3. Old Hollywood waves

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This old-fashioned, yet totally classic look can be achieve using our tutorial: How to Create Old Hollywood Waves. It’s hard to go wrong with a look that is both vintage and timeless. If you want your holiday hairstyle to wow at your next party, this is the style for you!

4. Low bun updo

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Though this tutorial is entitled Elegant 5 Minute Updo  for Brides, it’s perfect for any special occasion! Plus it can be whipped together practically at the last minute if you nearly forgot about that holiday party you RSVPd to a month ago.

5. Trendy ponytail with a twist

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This Trendy Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial offers a way to class up one of the most basic hairstyles! It’s a super elegant look, perfect for those with naturally long hair or hair extensions. Plus it can be dressed up or down depending on how upscale your holiday party is.

6. Braided updo on short hair

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This Braided Updo Tutorial for Short Hair proves that you don’t need long locks to have an absolutely stunning updo as your holiday hairstyle! It combines Dutch and French braids to create hairstyle that can be worn by brides, wedding guests ,or even holiday party guests.

7. Unique bow hairstyle

There are few styles as adorable or as unique as this Cute & Easy Bow Hairstyle! This one is especially cute on kids, teens, and tweens during the holiday season. It’s a novelty look that will certainly delight anyone who sees it!

8. Elegant ponytail using Velo extensions

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If you want a classic wrapped ponytail hairstyle, but simply don’t have long enough hair for it—you’re in luck. This 5 Minute Makeover Using Velo Extensions is absolutely perfect for the holidays and gives you the length you’ve been dreaming of!

9. Updo for short hair using headband hack

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All you need for this Quick Holiday Hairstyle is an Infrared Curling Iron, Flexible Hold Hairspray and a stretchy headband! It’s so easy to achieve, it’s practically fool proof. And it’s ideal if you have short hair, but don’t want to go to the salon to get an updo.

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the top 9 holiday hairstyles to try this season! We certainly enjoyed creating these styles and can’t wait to give you more tutorial and inspiration in 2019.


This unique updo tutorial combines French and Dutch braids to create a stunning hairstyle, perfect for brides or wedding guests! It can also be taken down during the reception for a more effortlessly glamorous look.

What you’ll need: Flexible Hold Hairspray, Infrared Curling Iron, Dry Shampoo, clips, and bobby pins.

Step 1 – Prep with hairspray

Coating the hair with Flexible Hold Hairspray will protect it against heat while offering a workable hold.

Step 2 – Curl hair

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Curl the hair in sections, starting from the bottom.

Step 3 – Apply dry shampoo

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Apply dry shampoo at the roots and use fingers to spread through hair for added texture.

Step 4 – Braid first section

 

Create a dutch braid starting behind the ear and working down. Fasten at the end. Gently pull at sides to widen.

Step 5 – Braid second section

Repeat step 4 on the other side of the head.

Step 6 – Braid top section

Leaving front sections, braid the top section into a French braid.

Step 7 – Tuck the braids

 

Tuck the center braid and pin into place. Then bring the two side braids together. Tuck and pin them as well.

Step 8 – Braid the two front sections

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Leaving some face-framing pieces, dutch braid each front section and gently pull apart to widen. Spray with hairspray to hold.

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Now you have a gorgeous braided bridal updo for short hair! If the bride would like to transition to a more simple look after the ceremony, there’s a quick fix.

All she’ll need to do is take out all the pins and braids. Then brush out the hair. If necessary, she can curl it again for a slightly more coiffed look.

That’s it! This easy updo tutorial gives you two elegant hairstyles with just a few steps and products.


Ponytail hairstyles are far from boring when you know what to do! They can be made glamorous enough for weddings or upscale parties, so drop any ideas of them only being for workouts. If you follow these steps, you can have a trendy ponytail hairstyle that will be your go-to for the holidays!

Tools and products needed: Volume Mousse, Smooth Serum, Round Copper Brush, Infrared Curling Iron, and Flexible Hairspray.

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Step 1 – Wash hair and apply mousse

On towel dried hair, apply Volume Mousse, concentrating on the roots.

Step 2 – Begin rough drying hair

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Step 3 – Apply serum

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Pump a small amount of Smooth Serum into your hands and rake through the hair to create a smooth and sleek look.

Step 4 – Finish rough drying hair

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Step 5 – Finish blowout

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Using the large Round Copper Brush, finish drying the hair.

Step 6 – Curl hair

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Using the Infrared Curling Iron, create dreadlock curls. Rake fingers through curls when finished.

Step 7 – Create half ponytail

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Pull back hair from the crown and twist around once. Then secure with rubber band.

Step 8 – Pull out to add volume

Gently pull on a couple strands on the crown in order to boost volume and add some texture.

Step 9 – Twist side piece and secure in back

Twist the side piece upward and then pin back with a bobby pin. Repeat on other side.

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Step 10 – Pull remaining hair into ponytail

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Secure with rubber band.

Step 11 – Apply hairspray

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Coat hair with Flexible Hairspray. This will create a workable hold so you can keep styling.

Step 12 – Tease it

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Tease a couple pieces of the ponytail with a rat tail comb, as needed for volume and texture.

Step 13 – Flip ponytail upward and pin

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Pinning a couple of pieces under the ponytail will lift it higher and add some more volume. Flip the hair back over and you’ve got a gorgeous, trendy ponytail hairstyle. It’s a versatile look that can been worn casually or dressed up for special occasions.


Why leave vintage Hollywood glamour in the 1940s? Their styles are timeless, which is why they’re still popular today! Whether you’re feeling nostalgic over old movies or have an upscale event to attend, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to create old Hollywood waves using Tony Odisho hair products.

For this tutorial, you’ll need: Flexible Hold Hairspray, an Infrared Curling Iron, 3-in-1 Mist, a Paddle Brush, Smoothing Serum, and single prong clips.

Step 1 – Section Hair

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Divide the hair into four quadrants as shown above. Lightly coat it with Flexible Hold Hairspray for a workable style and heat protection.

Step 2 – Begin Curling

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Starting with a lower quadrant, begin curling the hair.

Step 3 – Pin Each Curl

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Pin each individual curl with a single prong clip to cool and set the pattern. Spray each curl with hairspray as you go to maximize hold.

Step 4 – Repeat Steps 2-3 for Remaining Quadrants

Step 5 – Unpin and Brush Out Hair

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Spray 3-in-1 Mist onto the Paddle Brush. The 3-in-1 Mist will add shine. Unpin and brush out curls.

Step 6 – Apply Serum

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Rub some Smoothing Serum onto your hands and rake it through the hair. The Smoothing Serum is lightweight and offers a sleek shine without loosening the curls too much or weighing down hair.

Step 7 – Mold Face-Framing Waves

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Using your fingers and two clips, gently mold some waves. Spray hairspray onto it. When hairspray is dry, remove clips. And that’s it!

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Now you’re all set to step into a time machine—or attend a particularly glamorous party or event!


The holidays are a busy time, so why waste an hour doing your hair? This tutorial shows a quick and easy way to achieve an elegant holiday hairstyle on short hair!

Tools: Flexible Hold Hairspray, an Infrared Curling Iron, and a stretchy headband.

Step 1 – Apply Flexible Hold Hairspray

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Flexible Hold Hairspray will provide a workable hold for this hairstyle while protecting the hair against heat damage from the Curling Iron.

Step 2 – Curl Hair

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Create some loose curls with the Infrared Curling Iron. The curling iron heats up quickly and distributes heat evenly so this step only takes a couple of minutes.

Step 3 – Break Up Curls

Rake through the curls with your fingers to break them up a bit.

Step 4 – Apply Headband

Place the headband on the crown of the head, on top of the hair.

Step 5 – Tuck the Hair

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Tuck the ends of the hair up over the headband, all the way around the head.

Step 6 – Loosen and Style

Using the end of a rat tail comb, loosen some pieces to add a little fullness to the style.

Step 7 – Pin in Place

Pin wherever you see stray hairs or think it needs a little extra hold.

And voila! A gorgeous quick holiday hairstyle for short hair.

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