6 Holiday Hairstyle Cues and Winter Hair Care Tips from Celebrity Stylist, Ursula Stephen


Ursula Stephen gets to play in the hair of many of our favorite celebrities like Keyshia Cole, Michelle Williams and Rihanna. In fact, for those of us who’ve been inspired by the famous “Rihanna Cut” can credit Ursula for creating it, as well as many of Ri Ri’s other hot looks, incuding the fiery red ones.

Ursula was able to scribble some time into her busy agenda to offer us her top tips for turning heads this holiday season, and what she does to combat winter hair dryness.

VIBE Vixen: When opting for a different look for the holidays, what’s the most important thing Vixens should consider?
Ursula Stepen: They should definitely consider what message their trying to put out this holiday season. Are they trying to be that sexy girl, or that classy girl, or that sophisticated girl? Figure out what you’re wearing as well. Your hair and your outfit should complement each other. That’s a big thing. You don’t want to pick a big earring while your hair is too long. [The earring] won’t show.

VV: Speaking of accessories, what are some of your favs that we can use to glam things up a bit?
US: I think a dazzling headband is amazing. I love headbands! I also love the little Diamante Pins with pearls that you can put in your hair. Those always spruce up something like a side chignon or a top knot. A wide, jeweled headband can make your hair look like WOW!

VV: Which hairstyles can we bank on being hot in 2012?
US: I think in 2012 you should watch out for brushed out curs. It’s a about big, bouncy hair. If you remember over the last couple years, girls have been wearing a lot of wavy, wiry curls. But now they’re going to brush them out and for that fluffy, sexy big hair.