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Quick & Easy Holiday Hair Updos to Try ASAP


The holidays are the most nerve-wracking season for many hairdressers: holiday parties left and right; tourists coming from everywhere; last-minute cancellations and bookings for holiday hairdos, among other things. From all this chaos, it can be challenging to instantly come up with a hair style that's both quick and stylish.

So today, we did 3 elegant 'dos that will allow you to re-create them in the salon in no-time, using our Oway and Original & Mineral Holiday Hair Kits.

Easy Holiday Hair Styles

Low Bun Updo Tutorial

STEP 1. Prep the hair with O&M Atonic Thickening Spray to add body to the hair.

STEP 2. Create a pony using an elastic, leaving a section of hair on the sides.

STEP 3. Apply a few drops of O&M Frizzy Logic Serum to smooth flyaways. Then, make a hole above the elastic and flip the pony through it.

STEP 4. Take the remaining sections and tie another pony, then flip it through the hole.

STEP 5. Spray with O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray to control texture and set.

STEP 6. Tie the two ponies together near the bottom of the section.

STEP 7. Flip the whole pony, tucking it securely into a bun using bobby pins.

STEP 8. Add more pins and spray with O&M Queenie once more to secure.

STEP 9. Spray with O&M Frizzy Logic Spray to tame flyaways and give the hair a soft shine.

STEP 10. Finish by adding an accent for an elegant touch.


Waterfall Braided Bun Tutorial


STEP 1. Prep the hair with Oway Thermal Stress Protector prior to curling the ends.

STEP 2. To create a waterfall braid, begin by taking a large vertical section of hair from the front, and divide into three sections.

STEP 3. Cross the back section over the middle section, and then the front section over the middle.

STEP 4. Next, as you cross the back section over the middle for the second time, be sure to bring in a section of hair underneath to create a French braid.

STEP 5. Repeat this process until you reach the back opposite corner of the head.

STEP 6. Tie a pony with the remaining section of hair and spray with Oway Glamshine Cloud to tame flyaways.

STEP 7. Then, spray the hair with Oway Sculpting Mist to hold the style.

STEP 8. Back comb the pony to give the hair more body and texture.

STEP 9. Pin curled strands onto the side to create a low bun.

STEP 10. Finish by applying a few drops of Oway Glossy Nectar.

STEP 11. If necessary, secure the bun by adding more pins.

STEP 12. If your client has bangs, apply Oway Precious Wax to control the bangs.

STEP 9. Add a sparkly accent to finish the look.


Headband Bun Tutorial

STEP 1. Comb the hair to smooth and detangle.

STEP 2. Take a headband and put it on top of the smoothed hair. 

STEP 3. Use the O&M Frizzy Logic Serum to tame any flyaways.

STEP 4. Take a section of hair on each side and tuck it in the headband. The thickness of sections determined by the desired final look and density of hair.

STEP 5. Continue tucking sections moving to the back, alternating sides each time for balance.

STEP 6. Spray with O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray to set the style. Center section: Make sure all pieces are neatly tucked for a balanced bun.

STEP 7. Secure the bun with extra pins if necessary.

STEP 8. Then apply O&M Frizzy Logic Spray to give the hair a soft sheen.

STEP 9. And voila! You're done!


Which of these hair styles are you excited to try this season?

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New York Fashion Week 2018 Best Runway Looks by Original & Mineral


One of the most anticipated fashion events of the year is finally over. And what better way to commemorate this exhilarating – and crazy – week, than to look back at the best runway looks our Holistic Hair Tribe and Original & Mineral created together.

Check out our favorite New York Fashion Week 2018 Spring/Summer 2018 hairstyles below and the step-by-step process on how to re-create them for your clients!

New York Fashion Week 2018 Hairstyles

Cesar Galindo & Toni Whitaker 

Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week

Hair by O&M Global Creative Director, Janelle Chaplin


Overall Looks

This look was all about high and low ponytails with an alien-inspired twist, plus a mix of classic low ponies and cone head high styles with a wild colored bang.

How-To Step-by-Step:

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:

PRISCAVera – Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week

Hair by O&M Lead Stylist, Mary Alamine

Overall Looks

Future Updo + Greased Out Wet Looks

Inspiration: A strong androgynous look, with zero romance for the updo paired with wet looks on shorter hair and a unfinished knot effortlessly placed through the longer wet greased out locks.

How-To Step-by-Step – Look #1:

  • Start with sectioning a front triangle from recession to recession.
  • On the hair left, work O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray in with your hands and blast dry with Hot Tools blow dryer layer by layer until enough texture is achieved.
  • Create a pony tail with your hands, place just above the crown, then tie with elastic.
  • Lightly brush backwards in the opposite direction to create wispy pieces
  • Create a center part in the middle of the triangle take ½ inch (1cm) sections layer with O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray then use Hot Tools Black Gold Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer to set. Use Pin curl clips for the side to set on the angle.
  • Wrap hair around pony and secure with a pin knot both sides together and secure with a pin. Repeat on another side.
  • Tie knots in the large section of the pony, until you reach the end, leave a wispy tail and pull over and secure down the center of the head.
  • Final touches is to apply O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum with a O&M color brush over the triangle section on the front.

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:

Overall Looks

Future Updo + Greased Out Wet Looks

Inspiration: A strong androgynous look, with zero romance for the updo paired with wet looks on shorter hair and a unfinished knot effortlessly placed through the longer wet greased out locks.

How-To Step-by-Step – Look #2:

  • Divide hair into two sections using a tail comb. Spray down each section with a water spray bottle.
  • Starting at the nape of the neck, take a 1 inch section. Emulsify a pea size amount of O&M Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Hair Balm in your palm and apply throughout the length of the hair. Next, repeat the process with O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum and comb through section by section with a wide tooth comb
  • Once you’ve reached the top of the ear, apply O&M Style Guru Styling Cream and push hair back using the palm of your hands and stand up pin curl clips in the grooves.
  • Continue taking 1 inch sections to the top of the head until complete
  • Compress side areas using O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray and Hot Tools Black Gold Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer to heat. Slick back and set.
  • Use barbers tape with pin curl clips to compress sides and hold hair in place.
  • Tie loose unfinished knot (one loop) at the back center below the occipital bone and let it hang freely.

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:

Sandy Liang – Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week

Hair by O&M Global Creative Director, Janelle Chaplin

Overall Looks

A mix of sleek, wet hairstyles to showcase the sparkly earrings – a deep side part and a wet ponytail.

Inspiration: Sporty Yet Mod 60’s Glam Look

How-To Step-by-Step – Look #1:

  • First, use a brush to pull hair up into a smooth ponytail. Secure with an elastic.
  • Use a Hot Tools 1 ¼” Black Gold Salon Curling Iron to create a beautiful 60’s style bend to the haiponytail. Lightly brush out the curls and spray O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray for hold.
  • Next, apply O&M C-Paste Texture Cream from the root to the ponytail for a matte look and to keep it place.
  • Final touch is to apply O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum with a O&M color brush from root to the ponytail for ultimate shine.

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:


How-To Step-by-Step – Look #2:

  • On wet hair, use a tail comb to create a deep side part – one quarter inch section on either side of the head.
  • Next, apply O&M C-Paste Texture Cream to each side to flatten the hair and create a hard, matte look.
  • Final touch is to apply O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum with a O&M color brush over the hair for ultimate shine.

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:

Zero + Maria Cornejo – Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week

Hair by O&M Global Creative Director, Janelle Chaplin

Overall Looks

Beautifully undone waves to make women the best versions of themselves.

Inspiration: Strong, females who aren’t afraid to share their voice and Chilean artist, Gracia Barrios.

How-To Step-by-Step:

O&M Products Used to Get the Look:

Images captured by Davon Chandler

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5 Hairstyle Trends That Are Ruling 2018


Hairstyles, colors and cuts can change yearly, or even seasonally and oftentimes it can be difficult to keep up with what is in versus what is out. We know this can be stressful, but don’t worry we have you covered!

2018 has been all about the low-maintenance styles. Clients are opting for styles that don’t require monthly visits to the hair salon, or a morning hair routine that takes more than a few minutes. Here’s a list of some of our favorite hairstyles of 2018!

2018 Hairstyle Trends

Low-Maintenance Bangs


These are not your middle school bangs. This trend involves longer strands of hair and a shaggy cut. The results are eyelash-grazing and light and fluffy. This is a great option for those looking to dip their toes into a hairstyle with bangs since it is so low-maintenance, not to mention it makes you look instantly stylish.

Pro Tip: Take a small amount of organic pomade and run it through your bangs. This will ensure they keep their feathery look.

The New Shag


Like the bangs mentioned above, this year’s haircuts are all about longer layers and low-maintenance ends. Our favorite versions of this trend include the modern shag haircuts. These hairstyles look best on healthy hair, so make sure to invest in some nourishing hair care products.

Pro Tip: No need to use heat styling tools on these haircuts. Simply dry, spritz some sea salt spray and done!

Long Bob


This trend just doesn’t seem to be going away! Whether this is a style by choice, or you’re in between haircuts, a long bob is a maintenance free way to enjoy shorter hair. As opposed to the shag haircut, long bobs can be kept straight and sharp, so it just depends on what look you’re going for.

Pro Tip: Dress up the style of your long bob by styling it sleek and straight.

Natural Highlights


Contrary to the platinum blonde locks Kim Kardashian wore early this year, most people are opting for a more natural look. This means babylights, highlights and balayage – as opposed to bleach all over. Not only do these methods of coloring provide more depth and dimension, but they also require less maintenance, the theme of 2018 hair trends.

Pro Tip: To prevent your highlights from fading or going brassy, incorporate a purple shampoo into your weekly hair care routine.

The Lioness


Whether this is curly or wavy, clients are loving using their natural texture to their advantage. This is very different from years past where flat irons reigned supreme. 2018 has been focused on ‘not styled’ hairstyles which are a lot easier to achieve by playing with your hair’s natural texture.

Pro Tip: Prep the hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give the hair more shape and body. Try using a curl-enhancing potion as well to encourage the hair to embrace its natural texture and to provide some definition to your waves.

Would you add any other hairstyles to this list? Let us know in the comments below!


About the Author

Brandy Marshall is the owner and head stylist of one of the best salons in Bee Cave, TX. She is on a mission to ensure that everyone loves their hair – no matter the color, cut or texture.

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Ombre or Balayage? Here’s the Ultimate Sunkissed Hair Guide


For hair aficionados like us, nothing says summer like having sunkissed hair. As soon as the heat kicks in, this popular hair color is often the most requested by clients.

Here are the different ways you can achieve natural-looking sunkissed hair without ever going out in the sun!

Sunkissed Hairpainting Styles & Techniques



If you’re going for an all-over brighter look, this technique is the best approach. Highlights are sections of hair that are painted a few levels lighter than the base color, brightening it up. This technique helps add softness and dimension to the hair color by mimicking areas where the sun naturally hits the hair.


Babylights are microfine highlights that add a subtle contrast to the hair’s base color. Designed to imitate a child’s natural sunkissed hair, Babylights are not easily detectable to untrained professionals as it is often applied from roots to ends to make it seem the client is born with it. Using foils is necessary to create that superfine blend and separation.



Ombre is a style that shows a stark contrast between the base color and the ends. It often requires a darker base hair color which gradually fades into lighter ends. To create this effect, a lightener like Original & Mineral Paint Powder Clay Lightener is painted from mids to ends, then backcombed to marry them together and form a seamless blend. The process ends with a toner to remove any unwanted yellow tones.


Considered the sister of Ombre, Sombre creates a more subtle contrast than the latter. To achieve this hairstyle trend, take the darker hue at the regrowth and faintly weave it through the mids and ends to create a less dramatic contrast and soft graduation from roots to ends.

Sombre is a low-maintenance, sunkissed look that can work for just about any hair color.



Balayage is a freehand technique which means “to sweep” in French. It is done by sectioning the hair usually in small triangle sections or bricklay patterns and sweeping the lightener on the surface, making sure to paint areas where the sun naturally touches.

But the key to balayage is tension. This technique requires a flat surface to paint on for creating that super soft, smooth blend. Hence why many prefer to use a board when doing balayage.


Teasylights is another style that closely resembles an Ombre. Like Ombre, the hair is lightened from the mids to ends but leaving a few sections unpainted. This style is perfect for clients who are looking to break up their dark hair color and give it a sunkissed glow.



Also known as Tortoiseshell, this hair color combines balayage and sombre, but instead of lifting sections to blonde – Ecaille uses lush colors like caramel and chestnuts to mimic a tortoiseshell. This technique will come in handy when a natural client wants to give her hair some dimension and tonality.


When blonde meets brunette. Bronde combines the beachy glow of blondes and the warmth of brunettes. This hair color will look amazing on dark hair clients who are not quite ready for the blonde commitment but want a lighter look.


Which of these styles and techniques have you tried behind the chair? Sound off in the comments!

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How to Create the Perfect Classic Chignon for Weddings

Chignon is a French word that means ‘bun’. This classic updo is generally done by creating a bun at the back of the head, but there are several ways of doing this wedding hair favorite. We teamed up with Becky Huffman of Wildflower Hair Studio to demonstrate how you can create this popular bridal ‘do using our O&M Spring Wedding Kit.

How to Create a Bridal Chignon

1. Prep the hair with O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz to give the hair some volume and texture. This non-toxic thickening spray is perfect for setting a nice foundation for building the chignon, especially for fine and medium-density hair.

PRO TIP: Always be mindful of the hair texture when prepping the hair to ensure the longevity of the chignon.

2. Part the hair according to what your client desires with a tail comb. Then separate the hair in front starting from the end of the part down to the ear, and clip away.

3. Next, take a small section at the crown and carefully backcomb the hair, then take another section right behind it, joining it with the previous section.


Repeat the backcombing and spritz some O&M Original Queenie in between to create some height and softness through the crown.

4. Gently smooth the surface with the O&M Detangler Brush, making sure not to take away the height and cushion you’ve created.

5. Spray the top layer with O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Spray to smooth and control flyaways, as well give the hair some hold and a gorgeous luster.

6. Once that’s done, gather the rest of the hair to create a nice and tight low ponytail.


PRO TIP: We recommend using two elastics for the ponytail. This ensures that the ponytail stays in place in case the other elastic breaks.

7. Take small sections of the ponytail, gently clipping up the rest.

8. Then, backcomb each section halfway down to create shape. Spray O&M Original Queenie in between sections.

PRO TIP: The O&M Original Queenie is a firm hold spray that doesn’t leave any undesirable flakes on the hair. Some stylists use a sock bun or donut bun, and lay the ponytail over it to create the shape. But if you don’t have any of those, don’t worry – because O&M Original Queenie is perfect for giving the volume needed to create a chignon.

9. Smooth out the flyways, then gather the bottom of the ponytail, tying it with two elastics.
10. Flip the ponytail and secure the ends using a few bobby pins. Spritz the hair with O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Spray once again to tame some flyaway pieces and add shine.

11. To make sure there are no gaps in the bun, use the tail of of your comb to go in and fix any splits and gaps.

12. Next, take the hair in front of the ear and spray a little bit of Original Queenie in the direction of the hair. Comb and pull that panel across the top of your chignon, then pin. Repeat on the other side.

13. Hide the remaining tails by tucking them underneath the bun with a bobby pin.

14. Add some floral or sparkles and voila! Your bride is ready to walk the aisle.


Re-create this elegant chignon using these products from O&M!

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10 Quick & Easy Spring Hairstyles for Curly Hair


With the natural hair movement making huge strides in helping women embrace their curls, clients will be looking to you for ideas on how to style their curls, especially this Spring.

Whether your client has corkscrew curls or loose waves, these spring hairstyles will definitely make them love their tresses more! Check them out below.

Spring Hairstyles for Curly Hair



Bring out your client’s inner lioness by letting it all out. It’s not only incredibly sexy, but it’s also so easy to maintain. First, wash the hair with Oway Curly Hair Bath and Mask to hydrate the hair. Towel dry and apply Oway Curly Potion, scrunching the hair while doing so to get the curls going. Then, dry hair with a diffuser or blow dry. Continue scrunching the hair to create volume, making sure to flip the hair in different directions to lift strands.

PRO TIP: Get the complete Oway Curly Care and Style Kit this week and save 54%!

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High Pony

Got super frizzy hair during Spring? Take a cue from Beyonce herself! A high pony helps you hide all that frizz by bundling all that hair together. Add some Oway Smoothing Fluid to smooth the frizz.

Image Credit: Marie Claire/Getty


The Pineapple Pony

Sweep your ponytail towards your hairline, leaving a few strands left like a bang. Next, smooth the base with Oway Frozen Glaze to keep stray hair from falling. Then, secure pony with an elastic, scrunchie, or a thin headband, depending on the thickness of your hair.

PRO TIP: Leave it on overnight and wake up to defined, frizz-free curls.

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Curly Chignon

Apply some Oway Curly Potion from the root down, then dry hair with diffuser. If the curls feel soft, spritz some O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray. Clip away a section of the front of the hair or the bangs. Then take another section, starting from the hair behind the ears and pulling it up near the crown. Twist it, then pin. Next, create a pony with the remaining hair below the occipital bone. Then roll it into a loose bun, securing it with pins. Finally, take the front section, pulling it back and twisting it to create a bun. Pin it and spray again with O&M Surf Bomb.

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The Messy Bun

Known as the ultimate lazy girl hair style, the Messy Bun is so easy to do. Run some Oway Curly Potion through the hair. Then comb it back towards the crown, leaving a few hairs for a more laidback look. Secure with an elastic. Divide the ponytail into four sections, twisting each section and pinning it to the base to hide the elastic. Lightly pull the bun apart for a more natural look. Finish with Oway Sea Salt Spray.

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The Boho Look

Take a section of hair from behind the ear. Then, braid each side, securing each with an elastic that resembles the color of the hair. Once done, pin one of the braids to the opposite side, and twist the other one around the pinned braid. Finish with Oway Smoothing Cream to calm any strays.

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Side-Swept Curls

Side-swept curls add elegance to any look. What’s more, it only takes a couple of minutes to do! Simply apply some Oway Curly Potion on the hair and create a side part. Then blow-dry that section, making sure the side parting is neat and clean.

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Center Part

Perfect for clients with a symmetrical face, this look is perhaps one of the easiest hairdo for curly hair. All you need to do is to flip wet hair over and apply Oway Curly Potion, scrunching the hair to encourage curl pattern. Then, flip the mane back and see how the curls naturally fall on the head. Using a rat tail comb, part the hair down the middle. Finish with Oway Glamshine Cloud for some added shine.

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Side Part

The process is quite similar with the Center Part hair style, except when actually parting the hair. Simply find the tap arch of the eyebrow, then part the hair with a rat tail comb until you reach the crown. Spritz some Oway Glamshine Cloud to keep the part clean of flyaways.

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The Hun

Also called the half-up/half-down bun, the ‘Hun’ is an easy, fashionable way to get the hair off the face especially during Spring and Summer. All you have to do is to pull the top half into a pony tail and secure it with an elastic or headband. Twist the ponytail around the base and pin to keep it in place. If you want more of a messy look, pull the bun out slightly. Then mist with O&M Atonic Thickening Spritz for slightly more volume and texture.

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5 Hair Style Trends to Try This 2017


This year’s New York and Paris Fashion Week gave us a sneak peek of the hair trends heading our way and they’re not what you expect. This 2017, it’s all about embracing your natural hair and bringing old trends back, with a modern twist of course. Here are the 5 top hair styles you’ll be seeing a lot in the coming months.

Baby Bangs

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The 1920s gave birth to the baby bangs, but Bettie Page and Audrey Hepburn rocked the fringe in the 50s so well – making it one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time. This year, it’s making a comeback but this time, it’s much sharper, shorter, and textured.

Blunt Texture


Layered locks are out – sharp cuts are in. 2017 is all about edgy styles and nothing can be edgier than straight, blunt haircuts. However, this trend is best for people with finer, thinner strands because the cut will help add weight and structure to the hair. This is also a great option for people with fried hair from over-styling as it chops off the damaged ends.

TIP: To keep the hair in place, we recommend using O&M Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Hair Balm for a sleek, frizz-free look.

Modern Shag

Images from Instagram @salsalhair

No other haircut captures the seventies youth culture more than the shag. Back then, it was heavily layered at the top with hair kept away from the face. This year’s updated version of the shag is longer and wispier with more layers from crown to ends, giving the wearer a perfectly disheveled hair.


Images from Pinterest

Yep, the lob (or long bob) trend is not going anywhere. The mid-length style made a splash last year and it has become a favorite among many celebrities thanks to its low-maintenance yet trendy appeal.

With the lob, it’s easy to switch up your look. It’s perfect for every face shape and hair texture as well, so styling is always a breeze – whether you want it sleek and straight or wavy and tousled.

Au Naturel Curls

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Let your natural curls out because 2017 is their year! In fact, many people with silky straight hair are getting perms because let’s admit it: curls are incredibly sexy.

The past month, almost every show from New York and Paris Fashion Week showcased naturally curly models sashaying the runways of Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, YSL, Balmain, and Christian Dior, to name a few. A testament that even big-name brands recognize the power of ringlets and afros.

When styling, use O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum or Oway Glossy Nectar to add a gorgeous shine to those beautiful curls.

Which 2017 hair trends are you looking to try this year? Let us know in the comments!

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