A Day to Night Holiday Hair Tutorial

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Have you seen those shirts on Pinterest that say something all the lines of “all I need is coffee and mascara” or something along those lines?

My shirt, if I had the chance to make one myself, would say “all I need is volumized hair”.

I’m so excited to be sharing this tutorial with you today because I’m using T3 Micro’s Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe and they are profoundly easy to work with. I remember attempting hot rollers in my teen years with my mom’s set from the dark ages, and it was assumed that I could secure the flaming hot roller with a metal “U” shaped hook thing.

After many finger burns later, I pretty much gave up on hot rollers as an “easy” hairstyle. And I’ve seen other rollers that have different clips, since then, but I think it’s the flocked velvet on this set that makes them so simple to use. And you won’t burn your fingers either!

In the tutorial I’ll show you how to get tons of lift at the root area, and encourage a little bend at the ends which could be worn as is during the day, and then I’ll walk you through the steps of a deceivingly simple pull-thru ponytail that looks perfectly dressed up for a holiday party should you have one on your calendar!

For the pull-thru ponytail, you’ll need a few clear elastics (I like these!) and some duckbill clips. And for the volumized locks for daytime, all you need are the T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe and a bit of hairspray for hold.

The result of the rollers was tons of lift and bounce, with the softest bend at the ends. You can control how much curl you get by choosing the heat setting and also the length of time the rollers are in your hair.



The pull-thru ponytail was soft and simple, and would pair perfectly with fancy earrings!



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If you would like to enter to WIN a set of the Volumizing Hot Rollers LUXE, enter by clicking here! Also, you can use the promo code STBROLLERS to receive 2 free 2-packs of extra rollers in 1.5 & 1.75 inches upon purchase of a set of Volumizing Hot Rollers LUXE!

This post was created in partnership with T3 Micro. All opinions are my own.




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Alyssa says · 12.05.16

I’ve never had too much luck with hot rollers, but this makes me want to try again! Love the volume they gave you!

Natalie says · 12.05.16

The sweepstakes link isn’t working. It says check back later. :o(

Candy Shepherd says · 12.05.16

Sweepstakes’s link still isn’t working. Your hair turned out beautiful both ways.

Amanda says · 12.05.16

I haven’t used hot rollers since I was a pre-teen. The end result was very pretty. I LOVE the pull through ponytail. But how on earth do you always do your hair blind? Or do you have a hidden mirror that’s not in the shot?

Kate says · 12.05.16

I do it blind!

Elizabeth says · 12.05.16

If only I could get that much volume and texture – so pretty!

Sarah Chavis says · 12.05.16

I remember as a child my mom aways using her hair rollers on me for dance recitals. They were white rollers with the little teeth prongs on the roller. (I really hope I am explaing that right). From like the 80’s…she always told me she used them on her hair in high school.

ugh. I dreaded them.

But I love these rollers!

Selenia Carrico-Morgan says · 12.06.16

Oh Girl I can so relate with you on that! Those prickly things use to dig into my scalp! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

jami says · 12.05.16

The link is not working, says to check back later ๐Ÿ™

Josie says · 12.05.16

Beautiful! How do you secure the hair that you wrapped around the elastic at the bottom? I do this sometimes with ponytails but usually have trouble keeping the elastic hidden as the hair slips out or slides down.

Kim says · 12.05.16

I was going to ask the same question. Love this style!

Jen says · 12.19.16

Me too! That was my question as well.

Claire Talks Beauty says · 12.05.16

i don’t have a lot of experience with hot rollers but this made me want to try them again !


Mel says · 12.05.16

Sooooo pretty!!!! I really love wearing my hair loose!! The first look is perfect!!!

Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

Jessica says · 12.05.16

I get T3 emails. And I so badly want to buy everything, but I’m waiting for my current tools to fall apart.

Karly says · 12.06.16

So I tired the pull trough ponytail. #fail. I can curl my hair for days but when it come to these simple up does I just don’t have the hands for it. LOL. Its so cute on you though! Maybe ill give it another try though.

Sephora Couturier says · 12.06.16

Great video tutorial! Your hair looks perfect. Anyway, Sweepstakesโ€™s link is not working. ๐Ÿ™

Erin says · 12.06.16

Question, I follow your blog which I love and try to use you tips/tricks and info to style my own hair. My hair is fine but not thin so too much product leaves my hair flat. Ok, so I use a blow dry spray and root lifter, but not sure what to use on my hair before I curl it. If I use something that is sprayed on after drying it sticks to the curling iron/wand and makes a total mess(loose waves) I see that when you curl, it looks as if there is product in your hair to hold the curl before you shake and style. Do you have any recommendations of products to use to help my hair? Thanks so much!

Selenia Carrico-Morgan says · 12.06.16

I entered the sweepstakes maybe I will win these for Christmas!! Love your hair and your videos!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Karen VanLoo says · 12.06.16

Love this hair style, I ordered the rollers today. I have to try them. I haven’t had hot rollers since the 1980’s! But your style made me want them. I’m excited about it!

Kristin S says · 12.06.16

I sat behind a girl in church on Sunday who has LONG gorgeous hair. Her whole high pony tail was in this pull through thing and I spent way too much time trying to figure out how the heck she did it.

Melissa says · 12.07.16

There’s no way I could ever get my hair to look like that on my own using any tools, but I’ll admire yours from afar!

Hair Challenged

Jessica says · 12.07.16

I like your hair in the very top picture. You should wear it like that more often.

Monica says · 12.14.16

I adore the blouse you were wearing in the video. Where did you find it??

Julia says · 12.17.16

Here is the link to Kate’s blouse from Anthropologie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Judy Naylor says · 03.15.17

You are the BEST OF THE BEST. ! I watch your tutorials all the time and use them to decide what hair do for all of the weddings I direct. Just never thought to join. A friend of mi e asked about a hairdo and I told her about you. She looked you up and found out that you are a friend of her son. I can’t remember if it’s Ben or Whit Salmon. Oh well, thanks for Shari g you r God given talents with all of us. YOU ROCK!

Emma Watson says · 05.13.19

Really amazing hair tutorial you make, this video and image made easy everything. I will now go to try to make for me, thank you for sharing this info with video.

Lisa says · 06.08.19

So pretty love hot rollers I need new ones.

Joyce says · 01.30.23

Love that! I gotta try out that hairstyle one day, for some high-brow occasion.