3 Black-Tie Ready Braids for Holiday Styling Clients

3 Black-Tie Ready Braids for Holiday Styling Clients

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, which means it’s also the time of year when salons start seeing an uptick in styling appointments. While some clients may be most comfortable sporting a voluminous blowout at their next event, others may be looking for something a little more...festive.  

Enter, the braided updo.  

We’ve chosen three distinct looks from our Braiders series for you to consider adding to your holiday styling repertoire. Each of these looks deliver maximum style, with a minimal time commitment.  

Braid #1: The Casual Romantic 

This classic milkmaid braid gets a look, boho update with larger sectioning and pulled apart plaits.  While the model’s fringe adds an extra point of interest to this finished look, you can create the same effect by pulling a front section to the side or leaving some face-framing wisps along the hair line.  

Products used: milk_shake lifestyling  lotion 


Look #2: The sleek Sophisticate 

This ultra-smooth, minimal style works well for clients who are looking for maximum polish—or to show off their jewelry. Hair is first brushed out smooth and coaxed towards and intricate knot at the nape. Works well for all hair types, but note that hair prone to frizz will likely require more product.  

Products used: milk_shake lifestyling  grease & milk_shake lifestyling strong hairspray  

Braid #3: the Trend Setter 

Do you have a client who’s not afraid to try something a little different? This reverse French braid may just be the thing. Traditional techniques get a modern update thanks to a brand-new shape. This glamourous mohawk-inspired style works best on longer hair, of any texture. Hair with extra “grip”—I.e. second day hair or with dry shampoo applied—works best for this style.  

Products used: milk_shake glistening argan oil / milk_shake lifestyling let it shine spray / milk_shake lifestyling medium hold hair spray 


On Instagram? Be sure to tag us in all of your holiday updos! @milkshakehairpro

We can’t wait to see what you create!