The Hair Share®: Simple & Festive Braid Transformation with Xavier Velasquez

The Hair Share®: Simple & Festive Braid Transformation with Xavier Velasquez

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With just two products and a few U-pins, stylist and Virtue® ambassador Xavier Velasquez transforms a simple ponytail into three easy and elegant braided updos to suit your holiday-season style.

Xavier's Tips & Tricks

Pull hair into a low ponytail just above the nape.

Using a few pumps of Split End Serum, rub between hands and into the ponytail, and create a sleek and simple braid.

Updo #1

Lift the braid vertically and secure with U-pins. (See Adir’s texture-grabbing technique for getting pins to stay put.)

Add a festive accessory to finish.

Updo #2

Twist your sleek and simple braid around the base of the hair band to create a refined bun.

Secure with U-pins and add a festive flourish on the side to finish.

Updo #3

Pull your sleek and simple braid horizontally and pin the middle just right of center with a U-pin.

Cover the hair band with the remaining braid and secure on the other side to show off your gorgeous plait.

Use Shaping Spray to set the look, pulling out wispy bits where necessary.

Add festive pins to finish.

About Xavier


Xavier Velasquez is a sought after hair stylist at the renowned Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in New York City, as well as a Virtue ambassador alongside Creative Director Adir Abergel. Xavier's gift for natural, effortless, and sophisticated style has made him a coveted choice for creating looks for Fashion Week runways, magazine editorials, global ad campaigns, and red carpet events.

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