Thursday, December 31, 2009

holiday hair with pantene and tippi shorter

Are you the hostess with the mostest?

Is your house spot-on ready for the holiday party, but your do' just ain't cutting it?

Well fear no more, Celebrity Stylist, Tippi Shorter has given me the steps to create an easy holiday bun for hair that is shoulder length or longer.

It takes minutes to do and will leave you looking all effortless and chic in no time.

Read on...

Here’s a quick, festive style for a night out. Play around with the look and see what works best for you. You can always try a deep side part, or pull hair straight back for more lift on top. You can also leave strands flowing in front for a more feminine, romantic touch. Have fun with this look, and happy holidays! - Tippi Shorter

Start your style with clean hair, blow dry with a paddle brush.

Once hair is dry, separate into two sections front and back from ear to ear.

Clip the front out of the way and secure the back into a low ponytail.

Unclip, and use a 1 inch curling iron to curl the top section of hair.

Add a little serum (like the Pantene Pro-V Smooth Serum) to your hands and run fingers through hair to separate the curls and add shine definition.

Gently pull the hair back toward the ponytail and secure with hairpins.

Wrap the hair under the ponytail to create a bun full of voluminous curls.

Finish with a light hold hairspray to hold the style and seal frizz...and you're done!

Here's a little bonus, just for you.

A little recipe to spice up your party.

Totally works with your new do.

Spiced Candied Pecans

Padma Lakshmi’s
A World of Recipes for Every Day

These nuts are a sweet and savory snack that can be made hot on the spot with just a few minutes in the oven…The pecans will keep in plastic bags, once cooled, for up to 2 weeks, and are great sprinkled on top of spinach or arugula salads as well. -Padma

You'll need...

· 1 cup of whole pecans

· 1/4 cup maple syrup

· 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Then you...

Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheet with foil.

 Arrange the pecans on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Try to keep the individual nuts from touching each other.

In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup and chili powder together with a fork.
Now drizzle the syrup over the pecans.
Try to coat the nuts completely by sliding them around on the baking sheet so all the syrup is used.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the syrup has just begun to brown or blacken;
don’t let the nuts burn.

Remove and immediately arrange the pecans on a dish, making sure they do not touch one another;
if you leave them in a pile, they will cool into a brittle.

Serves 2

FYI I am soooo making this tonight.

1 Comment:

Ivana said...

I will definitely be borrowing that recipe this week! yum!

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