7 February 2023

How to create a holiday hair headband

Learn how to create an easy holiday hair headband with hairstylist and educator Ellen Devine, Sam Villa ArTeam member.

“If you’re looking for a quick and easy style for holiday parties, either for yourself or guests, this hair headband with pearls is great.  And it can easily be taught to a client… because we can’t always be there for them,” says Ellen Devine aka @ellendevinehair. Devine ordered the adhesive pearls in multiple sizes from Amazon and used a Sam Villa Pro Results Single-Waver to create the fun texture. See the look created here.

Holiday Hair Headband

  • Take a diagonal section behind an ear with a tail comb, brush vertically with a Sam Villa Artist Series Finishing Brush to smooth and make hair slick and tight.  Rub Cult + King Balm in hands and apply to smooth flyaways and add grip for the pearls.  
  • Tuck section over ear, spray with soft hold hairspray and hold with a dry sectioning clip.
  • Repeat on other side.
  • Join both ends and secure together with an elastic under the neckline to create a band of hair.

Fun Texture

  • Spray hair with Redken Thermal Spray 11 and comb through.
  • With the single-waver on 320° to protect haircolor, take horizontal and diagonal sections throughout the head and compress down the hair strand.  Larger sections will form a looser wave.
  • Let cool and soften waves with the finishing brush and texturizing spray.

Pearl Placement

  • Remove a pearl, tweezers can be used for the smaller ones, place in two diagonal lines on one side, and then fill in the gaps to make a zig zag pattern.  There’s artistic freedom here, so get creative.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Make sure to press pearls into hair so the product and adhesive on the pearls set.

“It creates the illusion of a headband, but it’s more modern and youthful than just wearing a regular headband,” says Devine.

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