100 Years of Holiday Hair: 2000s Party Curls with Paula of The LDN Diaries

How to put a modern and festive twist on a classic hairstyle.

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In the mood for a fun curly hairstyle for the holidays, but need some help on how to curl hair? We’ve got your back!  Paula of The LDN Diaries partnered up with All Things Hair for our new 100 Years of Holiday Hair series to create a fabulous and modern spin on a curly party hairstyle for medium to long hair that was very popular during this decade. Not only does Paula demonstrate how to curl hair, she also shows you how you can create this hairstyle at home and add a festive touch to complement the occasion.

Amongst many other party hairstyles out there, this curly hair look screams holiday party! This hairdo is a 2000s favorite that’s ideal for women with medium or long hair who also love a big and bouncy finish. Read on to learn how to curl hair and create this easy party hairstyle that you can rock this holiday season.

How to Curl Hair from the 2000s with Paula of The LDN Diaries


Wash your hair.

Before creating your style, wash and condition your hair with the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Shampoo and Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Conditioner. This system works to cleanse, condition and repair any visible damage.

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Apply a volumizing mousse.

Apply a golf ball-sized amount of Nexxus New York Salon Care Styling Mousse Plus throughout your hair. This works to add body and lift to your hair before drying.

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Blow-dry your hair.

Blow-dry your hair straight. Be sure to position the concentration nozzle downward during the process. This will help the hair cuticle lay flat and help prevent frizz while styling.

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Divide hair and curl.

Divide your hair into sections, then curl each section with a large barrel curling iron.

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Separate and fluff.

Run your fingers through your hair to separate and fluff your curls.

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Set your style.

Lock in your hairstyle with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to give your curly hairstyle a strong hold and to prevent flyaways as well as frizz.

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Add a festive touch!

It’s the holidays! Finish off your 2000s hairstyle with a fun and festive holiday hair accessory.

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