Holiday Hair Styling Tips from Gabriel Samra

Festive Up-do: A Chic, Polished Look

The Tools

Hair tie, brush, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Extra Strong Hold Hairspray, sparkly hair accessory


Gabriel’s Tips to Get the Look

Sweep your hair up and away from your face into a ponytail.  Play around with the positioning until you find what works best for your face.  Also consider what you are wearing.  If you have a high collar or a top that goes to the collar bone, a high pony (at the crown) can be very complimentary.  Showing a little neck is sexy but subtle.  If you have a lower cut shirt or an open back dress, I would suggest a lower pony (at the nape), which softens the look.  You can leave the ponytail as-is or turn it into a bun or even a braid with minimal effort. Have some fun with it!


For a clean, polished look, use a natural bristle brush to brush the hair back smoothly.  Once you’ve secured the hair in place, coat the hair with Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to keep the hairs in place all night.


To step the look up another notch, add a sparkly hair accessory – something that will unify the look.

Romantic Holiday Waves: A Soft, Wavy Look

This is a great way to revitalize your texture in about 15 minutes

The Tools

Curling iron, hair pins, brush, Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo, Pantene Pro-V 24 Hour Volume Hairspray

Gabriel’s Tips to Get the Look

To instantly refresh hair, start by spraying strands with Pantene Pro-V Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo.  This will help give your style a fresh, clean look.  Then, take large sections of hair (about 2 – 2 ½ inches) and wrap it around a curling iron.  Immediately pin each section up to cool.  To save time, just focus on the hair that’s framing your face. Let hair cool while you are touching up makeup, for about 7-10 minutes.  If you have extra time, work on some of the pieces in the back as well.  For a more undone look, twist each section of hair before wrapping it around the barrel – this is and fun and easy way to play with texture.


Once the sections have cooled, let them down and brush hair gently.  Then, flip hair upside down and spray it with Pantene Pro-V 24 Hour Volume Hairspray to give it extra volume and hold. 

This is the fastest way to fake a blowout!