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The holiday season is in full swing and while we already have one festive celebration under our belts, we’re still waiting on what some consider the biggest holidays of the year: Christmas and Hanukkah. Both of these holidays have histories that date back hundreds of years and are important to people around the world.
If you’re really lucky (or just love a good party), you don’t just celebrate one or the other—you have the privilege of celebrating both! That’s where Chrismukkah comes in. While a TV show may have originally created the term Chrismukkah, it’s simply a day when lovers of Christmas and Hanukkah can unite for one marvelous occasion to celebrate all of the things we know and love about both holidays.
Whether you have dark brown hair color or a vibrant hue, an occasion this important deserves its own hairstyle, which is why we teamed up with Spencer Henry, Redken brand ambassador and stylist, and Instagram influencer Ami Desai (@amidesai) to create the perfect Chrismukkah hair.
Continue reading if you want to recreate these festive waves.
Start with a spray.
For this look, you’ll want to start with clean, recently blowdried hair. Start at the back of your head, working with 2-inch sections of clean, dry hair. Spray each one with a heat protectant like Redken’s Iron Shape 11 before wrapping around a 1-inch curling iron. The lightweight spray protects your hair from flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees while adding shine and reducing frizz.
Hold or clamp each section of hair until just heated through, approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Continue curling 2-inch sections of your hair until you’ve completed the back and sides.
To create extra volume at the crown of your head, give yourself a deep side part and continue curling the hair at the top of your head in 2-inch sections with a 1-inch curling iron.
When you’re finished curling each section, roll the curl up and use a hair clip to hold it in place instead of allowing it to hang loose down your back. Letting your hair cool down while the curls are pinned to your head helps create more volume and bounce at the root of your strands.
Once you’ve curled your entire mane, use a boar bristle brush to gently brush out all of your curls (except for the pinned curls at the crown of your head), until you achieve your desired S-shape wave.
Sweep everything to the side.
Sweep all of your hair over your right shoulder and place several bobby pins on the left side of your head to keep the hair in place. Remove the pin curls from the crown of your head and use a comb to comb out your curls to create voluminous S-shaped waves gently.
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