Learn 2 hair moves that get you festive in under 5 minutes

Half up Half Down Hairstyle on Model


We love the sheer femininity of an easy topknot…but there’s something so confident about going with a half-up/half-down combo that doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. Here, Richard Mannah’s step-by-steps to pull it all together:


Models Hair Being Curled With Wand

• Take a parting above the ear and clip that section out of the way. Wrap 1 to 2-inch sections of the bottom hair around a curling iron and create curls throughout. Allow to cool for holding power.

Body Shake Being Sprayed In Hair

• Apply Joico Body Shake over the bottom section, and mist lightly over the top as well — this texturizing mist will build the foundation needed to maintain the look.

• Using fingers, rake through the hair and pull entire top section into a ponytail at the crown.
(Note: If you want to go for a more traditional, full-on topknot, pull all the hair up at the crown and proceed through Finishing Spray step, below.)

• Secure tightly with an elastic.

Blonde Life Oil In hand

• Add a bit of Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil into your hands, emulsify, and then work the oils throughout the ponytail. Begin twisting hair around the base until it forms a tight bun.

• Secure with discreet hairpins.

• Apply Joico JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray to the bun for hold and shine.

• Now, gently loosen the bottom curls for a soft, wavy look.


Richard Mannah Styling Models Bun

One of the fastest, most clever ways to “zhuzh” up a hairstyle for the holidays: Bring some bling into the picture. Richard Mannah loves weaving a rose-gold chain (any delicate necklace will do) into a topknot, and allowing the sparkle to dangle seductively from the crown of the hair. Alternately, attach a few shimmering beads to a small section of hair before securing those strands into the rest of your knot or chignon.

Models Hair Styled in Bun