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.


You’re packing for summer vacation. You’ve got your favorite clothes, most reliable makeup, and of course, your hair care products. Did you remember to pack 3-in-1 Mist? It’s an absolute must-have hair care product for your travels this summer! Here’s why.

Heat Protection

First and foremost, 3-in-1 Mist offers heat protection. Even if you’re not heat styling your hair every day, it’s super important to protect it. It’s also important to take into account that sun exposure is heat exposure. So if you’re spending a long day lounging at the beach, protecting against heat is vital! This will also help keep hair from drying out or getting frizzy after prolonged sun exposure.

UV Ray Protection

Speaking of sun exposure, 3-in-1 Mist also protects against UV rays. Why does this matter? Well UV rays can seriously compromise your hair color and even dry it out. If you want your color to stay vibrant and your hair to stay hydrated, prep with 3-in-1 Mist before setting foot outside this summer.

Detangling

If you’re spending your summer swimming a lot or generally just staying active, your hair is going to get tangled. It just so happens that 3-in-1 Mist is a super quick and easy-to-use detangler. So no matter how much time you spend on a windy beach, you can rest assured it won’t take long to detangle your tresses afterwards.

Shine

As if all those properties and benefits weren’t enough, 3-in-1 Mist also offers a natural shine to the hair. It’s perfect for hair that’s dull or dry because it adds much-needed shine and moisture, but not so much that it weighs down the hair. Plus it smells heavenly. So it’s a win-win-win all the way around!

Don’t leave 3-in-1 Mist out of your suitcase when packing for your next vacation. Take advantage of its numerous benefits and enjoy healthy hair all summer long! Buy it here.


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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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If you struggle with giving your flat, lifeless hair the volume of your dreams, you’re in good company! A lot of women deal with this, but it’s easier to fix than you may think. Here are 5 ways to add volume to your hair.

Use Volumizer Shampoo & Conditioner

The Ostia Collection Volumizer Shampoo and Conditioner are an absolute must. They are paraben and sulfate free so they don’t dry out or damage your hair (or make your color fade). Plus, they smell amazing and work well on hair extensions and natural hair alike!

Prep with Volumizing Mousse

Prepping wet hair with Volumizing Mousse is a great way to add volume to your hair. It’s a lightweight foam that enhances your style without getting sticky or stiff. It’s perfect for showcasing your natural hair texture (if you air dry) or giving smooth volume if you blow dry.

Get an Extra Boost With the Root Lifter

If you want some extra volume at your roots, the Root Lifter is the way to go. It gives a major boost of volume while increasing the longevity of your style. Just spray some at your roots while hair is still wet and reap the benefits!

Use Dry Shampoo

A great hack for adding volume to your hair is using Dry Shampoo! Your scalp naturally products sebum and oils to keep your hair moisturized. But these oils can also weigh down the hair as they build up. Dry Shampoo helps you combat this by reducing excess oils to keep hair light and voluminous!

Gently Tease Hair

Using a rat tail comb or teasing brush, gently tease at the roots where you want to add volume to your hair. We strongly emphasize here that you need to do it gently. Teasing too roughly or too often can cause breakage and snarls. So do it sparingly!

Try Extensions

Lastly, a tried and true way to add volume is hair extensions. If you have particularly thin or fine hair, we recommend using Tony Odisho Fusion Extensions. Tony Odisho Tape Extensions are also a good bet if you use our unique, single-sided tape technology so that the extensions don’t weigh down your natural hair.

Try these 5 ways to add volume to your hair and let us know what you think! Do you have any favorite ways to add volume? Comment below!


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.


If your New Year’s resolution is to workout more, welcome to the club. Also you may be wondering the best way to care for your hair extensions if you’re working out regularly. Well no worries on that front. In this post, we’ll break down what to do when working out with hair extensions!

Pre-Workout

Before you work out, secure your hair in your favorite style. Ideally a bun, ponytail or braid. Make sure it’s tight enough to stay in place, but loose enough that it doesn’t cause extra strain on your tape strips or fusion bonds. Lower hairstyles tug the least on your hair extensions.

If your workout involves swimming, wet your hair and apply conditioner to it from the mid-shaft to ends. This will protect it from getting frizzy and dried out from the chlorine.

If your workout is outdoors, apply 3-in-1 Mist to protect your natural hair and hair extensions from harmful UV rays (plus get the benefit of it being a detangler while offering added shine).

Post Workout

After you’re finished working out for the day, wash your hair with your favorite Ostia Collection shampoo and conditioner. The Ostia Collection is specially formulated to be safe on hair extensions.

If your hair is feeling a bit extra dry (if you swam in chlorinated water, for instance), use the Intense Conditioner because it doubles at a deep moisturizing hair masque. Just let it sit in your hair for 3-5 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it out.

It’s truly that easy to take proper care of your hair while working out with hair extensions. So don’t let the hair care daunt you, catch up on your New Year’s resolution today!


When making New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about your hair! Whether you have extensions or wear your hair natural, hair care is super important. That’s why we recommend that you resolve to take better care of your hair in 2019! Here’s how:

Use paraben and sulfate free hair products

Ingredients like parabens and sulfates dry out and damage your hair. They can even fade your color and weaken extension bonds. Luckily, all of Tony Odisho’s hair products are sulfate, paraben, and alcohol free. So you can rest assured that when you use our products, your hair is safe!

Drink more water

Whether you’re planning on starting a new workout regimen or you just need to cut back on the coffee in favor of something more hydrating, drinking water is essential. It’s extremely important for your hair’s health. The more hydrated you are, the more hydrated your hair is. It’s that simple!

Always use a heat protectant

We probably sound like a broken record on this one, but it deserves to be said again. Always use heat protectant! If you don’t protect your hair from heat with a spray like our 3-in-1 Mist, be prepared for dry, frizzy hair and split ends throughout 2019. No excuses!

Stay on schedule with your hair appointments

For the love of all that is holy, do not wait too long between hair appointments. Whether you’re prone to letting your extension bonds grow out past your ears or your split ends rise up to them, please don’t. Your hair (and your hair stylist) will thank you.

Wash your hair less frequently

Washing your hair every day is definitely something to leave in 2018. It dries it out and ultimately makes your scalp greasy. To extend your style between washes, use our talc-free Dry Shampoo. It may take a little bit for your hair to adjust to a new washing schedule, but it will be well worth it!

Follow these tips to take better care of your hair this year and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you aim to do in 2019, we wish you the best of luck and endless good hair days to go with. Happy New Year!


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.