This story is from beauty expert and blogger Maritza Buelvas! Today Maritza is sharing a gorgeous holiday hair tutorial and a cozy cocktail recipe. Enjoy!

Hello Lauren Conrad readers! My name is Maritza Buelvas, the hair and beauty expert behind Beauty For Bloggers. I’m so honored and delighted to share a Hot Toddy DIY hair tutorial and cocktail recipe today with all of you today….

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

A lover of all things fall, this season I’ve been feeling inspired to snuggle up and recreate Lauren Conrad’s perfect waves. So, I put together a little tutorial to teach you how to master the perfect wave-to-curl ratio. Then, celebrate with a custom cocktail pairing. Cozy up and get to work—these are both easy and fun activities for your next winter weekend…

The Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial

This is the perfect down-do style for looking pretty and polished at home or glammed up for your fall and winter activities. It also doesn’t hurt that this is the type of hair that girls covet (and boys love running their fingers through!). Here’s how to get the look:

Supplies

    • medium sized curling iron with clam
    • teasing comb
    • volume Spray

Instructions

1. Start by curling small sections of hair all around your head. The key is to curl each section in a backwards motion, using a medium sized curling iron. I personally like a ceramic iron as it distributes heat evenly.

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

2. Take turns curling hair in one of two ways: Switch between leaving the ends of your hair out and curling them entirely with the hair clamp to create the perfect “cocktail” of curl and wave.

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

3. Once you’ve finished curling and bending all of your hair, ‘piggy back’ some wave onto your front top layers by just clamping the top-to-middle portion of your face framing pieces and turning the curling rod slightly backwards. This step is crucial if you have hair that falls flat easily or very heavy hair.

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

4. No need to brush out curls and waves—just tug and separate certain sections (in a backwards motion) and watch the magic unfold. You’ll notice how all the waves and curls seem to unify and frame your face in a flirty way.

5. Set with volume holding hairspray and you’re done!

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

Now that you’ve mastered the perfect ‘do, toast to the season with this delicious cocktail, perfect for fall and the chilly months ahead.

Cocktail Recipe: The Minted Pine

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Shake in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes.
  2. Place either 1-2 ice cubes or giant cocktail cube in a glass.
  3. Pour over ice.
  4. Garnish with shaved dark chocolate and crushed peppermint.

Holiday Fun: Hot Toddy Hair Tutorial + Cocktail Recipe

Let us know how these DIYs turned out for you!

What’s your go-to holiday hairdo? And what’s your favorite winter cocktail?

Cheers
xx Maritza

Credits:
Photography: Cassandra Eldridge
Hair Tutorial and Copy: Maritza Buelvas
Makeup: Brenda Arelano
Model/Blogger: Jess Keys
Cocktail: Trent Parks
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