Holiday Hair with Aveda & FourteenJay

BB Dakota Brewer Faux Fur Vest

Remember my post on when I changed my hair color from blonde to brunette at the FourteenJay salon? This week, I had just another great occasion to attend this exquisite hair salon as Aveda invited me for a fun holiday event. I reported the entire process on InstaStories and many of my readers asked for outfit and hair tutorial posts so I decided to published this full report for you guys. I hope you enjoy it! Please don’t forget to let me know how do you like the hairstyle in the comments area below!

I arrived to the FourteenJay salon on Monday morning wearing my new polka dot dress and a faux fur vest combo that Ben really liked on me when I was getting ready for the event. I don’t know why, but I feel that every time I’m wearing something with fur (these days, I only pick faux fur), he really likes my outfits. It was a rainy day so I felt super cozy in such ensemble not to mention that it was so warm.

Prior to my appointment in TriBeCa, I stopped by at the local coffee shop Laughing Man Coffee co-founded by Hugh Jackman. It’s a tiny place serving the best soy lattes in the area that I learned about years ago from a friend working nearby. The best part about this tiny place is that all of the profit of selling coffees go to the Laughing Man Foundation which supports educational programs in third world countries.

Well caffeinated and awake, I was super excited to see all of the “regular suspects” at the FourteenJay salon: lead hair stylist Frank Rizzieri who was in charge of giving me a perfect long bob last time I visited the salon and Jenny from Aveda who is my absolute favorite person to talk to! I sat next to my NYC Style Collective friend Nataliya (check out her amazing blog while watching how Frank demonstrates his ideas on how to create easy and chic holiday hair looks.

From three looks proposed (low fishtails, braid crown, and bouffant bun), I decided on the latest as my hair seemed a bit too short for the other two. I also knew that my hair is a real pain when it comes to braids as it’s thin and too silky (honestly, I feel bad complaining about it because isn’t it the goal to have smooth hair?). I also felt that the pony tail will look great with my fur vest that features a high neckline. Frank kindly supported my idea and the tutorial begun.

Step 1: To add a bit more volume to my otherwise thin hair, Frank sprayed a texturizing spray on the top part of my hair and used a hair dryer to blow dry this part of my hair only.

Step 2: Then, he secured a “puff” on top of my head with black Bobbi pins.

Step 3: Finally, he brushed the rest of the hair all the way up and secured it on the top of my head with elastic.

The hair in my pony didn’t look too voluminous so Frank added a bit more of texturizing spray into my pony and spritzed hair spray to secure the hairstyle.

I really loved how the hairstyle came out and I immediately started taking selfies. This obsession with my new hair style continued the next day when I tried recreating the same look myself! Honestly it was not that difficult to repeat and the result was pretty impressive too! I don’t know yet if it’s going to be my holiday look because I don’t have a holiday dress yet, but this hairstyle is definitely in my go-to hairstyles list now!

OUTFIT DETAILS: BB Dakota Brewer Faux Fur Vest (love those chic winter vests)
Rolla’s Linda Dress (check out those awesome casual dresses)
Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots (the cutest over the knee boots selection)
Chanel Bag (shop all designer bags at discounted price)

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