No-Heat Holiday Party 'Do: The Teased Half Updo

No-Heat Holiday Party 'Do: The Teased Half Updo(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)Holiday time means lots of things: cozy cocktails, festive frocksglam jewels and of course, the long-awaited office holiday party. If you're like us, going straight from the office to cocktail hour can be a challenge. For anyone out there who knows what it's like to get party-ready in five minutes in an office bathroom, this series is for you. We called in the expertise of Ammon Carver, L’ANZA Healing Haircare Creative Director and stylist at of the eponymous salon in NYC, to help create three looks to take you from desk side to bar side in a snap. There's only one catch: no hot tools allowed. That's right, no curling irons, no flat irons and no blow dryers at all.

First up in the series: a perfectly teased half updo even Kate Middleton would envy.

No-Heat Holiday Party 'Do: The Teased Half Updo(Source: Dana Burke/StyleBistro)
1. Part off hair at the center of the head, starting an inch to an inch and a half back from the hair line. The rest of the hair should be center parted and clipped aside for later.
2. Split the back section into two—one small section on top, one larger section on bottom. Spray hairspray on the small section and back comb to create volume.
3. Smooth out any bumps, so all the teasing is hidden.
4. Pull back the rest of the side sections of hair that were clipped. Do not include any hair from the below section. Position slightly above the ears. Be sure to leave a few small strands of hair in front.
5. Take the two side sections of hair and pinch together in the back. Twist the hair counter clockwise to cover where the sections meet.
6. Use bobby pins to secure the twist. Smooth any flyaways on the crown. 
7. If you prefer, you can pin back the two pieces of hair or spray and twist with a touch of hairspray to make it glam.

No-Heat Holiday Party 'Do: The Teased Half Updo(Source: Photos by Dana Burke/StyleBistro; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)Stay tuned next Tuesday for another no-heat holiday party 'do!
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