At-Home & On Budget Holiday Hair Styles

Tips by Celebrity Stylist and “Best of LA 2008” Winner Nelson Chan of Nelson J Salon.

Beverly Hills – Celebrity haircolorist and stylist Nelson Chan, also founder of the eco-friendly Nelson J salon in Beverly Hills, offers some quick tips for styling hair for the holidays without having to go into the salon.

Everyone is worried about the economy at this time, and holiday spending always puts pressure on individuals as well as entire families, so I thought it would be great to give girls and women some ideas of how to creatively style their hair at home this year,” offers Chan, who was recently named “Best of LA” by Los Angeles Magazine for “ammonia-free haircoloring” (August 2008). “Being able to style hair at home versus going to the salon may save anywhere between $50 – $100 this season.”

Fun, Sexy Curls Using Hot Rollers:
– Choose the right size rollers for you (large rollers create loose curls or soft waves, while small rollers create tighter curls and waves)
– Take 2-inch sections of dry hair and pull the hair at 90 degrees from the head
– Roll the curls away from the face
– Set for 5-10 mins
– Undo the rollers and comb hair with fingers

Clip-In, Colorful Hair Pieces
“Cost-effective as well as very fun, hair clips are an easy way to create the look of an updo without having to go to the salon,” states Chan. “They can also add bright color, or extend the length of the hair instantaneously. To add a hair piece, I advise taking sections of hair, backcombing the section, then clipping the hair piece in underneath that area. You can also style the hair pieces to be curly, or apply them to a ponytail too. Synthetic hair pieces cost around $20-30 while human hair pieces cost around $70-80 at beauty supply stores. They come as straight hair or already in the form of an updo.”

With a diverse group of clients who range from modern busy executives, hurried socialites, time-deprived industry regulars, stay-at-home moms, to celebrities who expect “camera ready” results in a minimum of time, the Nelson J Salon also offers house calls on request. It is located at 350 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. For more information, please call 310-274-1553 or visit 

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