If you’re venturing far for turkey day, show gratitude to your hair with this sweet holiday hair look (worn by actress Tara Sutaria), recommended by Paul Totilo, a stylist at The Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. This classic, pretty look will help boost your confidence, especially if you are nervous about seeing friends and family you haven’t spent time with in a while. Plus, it’s quick and easy to create.
How to do it: Wash and dry your hair as you normally would. Or, if you’re typically someone who showers at night, let your hair dry as you sleep. Spray some light, workable hairspray, then brush to remove any stickiness. Use a curling iron—size dependent on how big you want your curl—and go to town. Truly, with this look, it’s all customizable and up to your mood. “Usually the front sections—from the ears forward—I curl away from the face. But, there is no rhyme or reason, so have fun,” Totilo says.
Once you’re satisfied with the curls, shake your hair out with widely separated fingers. Then pull an inch of hair from each side and twist the piece away from the front until you arrive at the center back of your head. Finish the look with a bobby pin to match the color of your hair, spray some hairspray for added hold—and enjoy. Or as Totilo says, go eat!
Try this: When you’re using a hot tool, you want to give your locks a little TLC against the heat, making The Beachwaver Co. Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray ($28; amazon.com) a winner. For added shine, consider the BioSilk Titanium Professional Curling Iron Kit ($85; amazon.com), which exudes a little less warmth, making for killer curls with less damage.