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Holiday hairstyle tutorial for any length: sleek + straight

/ 12.24.2014
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  • Sleek straight hair with a middle part
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  • Sleek middle part

There are some hairstyles that work for any occasion and with any outfit, including super sleek tresses with a middle part. It's the perfect hairstyle for a party, a night on the town or any special occasion where you want to dress up a little, but not too much - all of which basically sums up the holiday season!

So, if you're in need of a last-minute holiday 'do, look no further...

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Step one
If you're starting with freshly washed hair, allow it to air dry until it's only slightly damp. Then, apply a straightening cream evenly throughout and blow-dry it the rest of the way.

FYI - If you have naturally very curly or fine hair, you may want to deep condition your locks before you start styling.

Step two
Once it's all completely dry, spray your hair all over with a straightening heat protectant and divide it into three or four sections.

Step three
Use a flat iron to straighten each section, working in medium-sized pieces that are roughly 1.5 to 2 inches big. Depending on your hair type, you may find it easier to work with bigger or smaller pieces, but don't go too small in order to minimize the amount of heat on your strands.

Step four
When all of your hair is stick straight, use a tail comb to define a center part, then brush it through on either side to fix the part in place.

Step five
To add shine to your finished look, keep frizz at bay and eliminate flyaways, mist your hair all over with plenty of finishing spray.

That's it!

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