You've got a lot on your mind…and on your calendar this time of year, without obsessing about how to get your hair in shape for the onslaught of holiday parties.  At Beauty411, we've done the work for you! Check out this easy, no stress hairstyle from Ted Gibson!



Super Stylist Ted Gibson of Ted Gibson Salons, reminds us that the
holidays are a time when you can really have fun with your hair.  For a
chic holiday up do, start off with a pony tail to save yourself time. 
Depending on the look you’re going for, the pony tail can be on the top
of the head or towards the nape of the neck.  Next, twist the hair around
to create a easy beautiful chignon. Ted Gibson can be seen in TLC's “What
Not To Wear” beginning again on Friday, January 8 at 9 p.m.


If you're looking at your hair and see a few grays or need a root touch-up and have no time to get into the salon, try the Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up and Highlighting Pen. I tried this  temporary hair-color pen in Neutral Brown and found it did a good job of covering grays and roots. The formula stays put until you wash it out.  Comes in a set of two, $30, available at

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To update a hair style for the holidays, add hair accessories like jeweled headbands or barrettes and always
lots of sparkle. Hair accessories from Goody's Midnight Glamour Collection look great and are so affordable.  Pick them up at Target on your next trip.


If you want a more elegant look, use  The H2Pro Vivace 1 Inch Flat Iron to to create the chic chignon Ted described.  The H2Pro contains 3 layers of ceramic and plates that produce even heat distribution. In my use, I found the H2Pro Vivace Flat Iron to heat up quickly (as high as 450°), seal in moisture, but not fry my hair.  This iron is easy to use, lightweight and consistently delivered dependable styling and great shine.  Available at


Swa+ Instant Hold Hairspray from Ojon is enriched with Swa oil, which penetrates the hair shaft to help strengthen fine, limp, lifeless hair from the inside out.  In addition to Swa oil, Swa+ Instant Hold Hairspray also contains exotic oils like Ojon, Babassu,
Jojoba, Crambe Seed and Macadamia to help add shine without weighing down
hair. I'm the perfect candidate to try this one–my hair is fine and won't hold a style on it's own. I can say, this hairspray didn't weigh my hair down, gave great shine and didn't cause "product buildup".  This is on my "re-buy" list.  $27, available at QVC.


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