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.

It’s officially prom season and we are thrilled to share this cute and easy updo tutorial for it. This elegant hairstyle can work well with just about any prom dress, plus it’s insanely easy to create. All you need is: Dry Shampoo, Flexible Hairspray, Strong Hairspray, and an Infrared Curling Iron. Here’s how!

On dry hair, apply Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo. This will help add some texture. Plus the formula is talc-free, so it leaves zero residue!

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Apply Flexible Hairspray. This acts as a heat protectant and it offers a buildable hold that’s perfect for updos.

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Using the Ostia Collection Infrared Curling Iron, create soft curls for added texture and volume in the updo.

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Tease hair at the crown of the head to create even more volume.

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Lightly brush out hair afterwards.

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Pin into a bouffant, leaving plenty of face-framing pieces in front.

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Take a piece of hair from the right side and twist it slightly, then pull it across the head, beneath the bouffant. Pin into place.

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Repeat the previous step, this time going from left to right.

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This style can be worn to prom as is or with the following steps you can create an updo!

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To turn this into an updo, repeat the last step listed, going piece by piece.

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Finish pinning everything into place, then spray with Ostia Collection Strong Hairspray to hold the style while you dance the night away.

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And that’s it! It’s an easy yet elegant updo, perfect for prom. If you enjoy our tutorials, be sure to check out the rest of our News page for more fun hairstyle ideas.

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On February 9th, 2019 the Tony Odisho team collaborated with ArtShow Chicago to put on a unique fashion show, entitled Fashion Show 2 F R E E D O M. ArtShow Chicago is a non-profit that puts on art and fashion shows to highlight local artists and designers, as well as draw attention to social issues while giving back to the community. This particular show, Fashion Show 2 F R E E D O M, was created to celebrate the most fundamental human right and demonstrate what it means to the community.

The designers involved with the show primarily went to design schools in Chicago or have/had their own personal lines before. Most of the designers didn’t take a literal interpretation of freedom in their collections, but instead made collections that celebrate the joy of freedom to them personally, consequently creating a diverse and innovative collection of pieces.

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Tony Odisho’s involvement in the show came in the form of hair styling with our high end Ostia Collection styling products. Stylists Margot (Hairy Godmother) and Josue (of Exsalonce Salon Chicago) handled hair styling for the majority of the models in the show. Additionally, Tony Odisho’s director of sales and professional makeup artist, Alexa applied makeup for many of the models.

Initially only 150 tickets to the event were available, but they sold out so quickly that ArtShow added more and ended the night with nearly 300 tickets sold! Suffice it to say that this event was a smashing success. Proceeds of the show went toward funding artists in Chicago. This one-of-a-kind celebration of creativity and–more specifically–freedom was a sight to behold and the Tony Odisho team was honored to be a part of it.

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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.

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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Is it the second day after washing your hair? Or third or fourth? Don’t worry, we won’t tell! There’s an easy and quick way to give dirty hair a second life when you don’t have time to wash it. Better yet, it just requires a few key steps and products. We’ve got you covered! Here’s our foolproof favorite way to refresh hair between washes.

Start by brushing it out with a boar bristle paddle brush. Hair naturally tends to be oilier at the roots and dry at the ends. Brushing it regularly helps distribute the oils and revive dry hair.

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One of the biggest complaints of dirty hair is the oiliness on the scalp. This can remedied with our talc-free Dry Shampoo. It goes on clear so it’s invisible, but when applied at the roots, it quickly absorbs excess oil.

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Next, apply some Flexible Hold Hairspray. It’s lightweight and provides a workable hold that won’t weigh down hair. It also protects against heat damage.

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After that, loosely curl the hair with an Infrared Curling Iron.

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Run fingers through the curls to break them up a bit.

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Apply Smoothing Serum from the mid-shaft to ends. This will supplement what distributing the natural oils by brushing did. It helps revive dry ends with a lightweight, nurturing shine.

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And voila! You’ve got a gorgeous refreshed hairstyle between washes. And no one will know your secret.