When it comes to hair, the holiday social swirl calls for looks that take your everyday style up a notch. But who wants to add gathering an arsenal of hair tools and products to the holiday to-do list? Aussie Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa calls on just one tool to take locks from flat to festive in a flash.
“I use hairspray for everything from all-day photo shoot styling to long-lasting red carpet styles, and it’s a secret weapon to help any look last and stay fresh,” says Sarah.
We’ve called on Sarah for her party-ready styles to take you from the office holiday party to a midday gift exchange to family gatherings and beyond. Read on for detailed how-to’s from Sarah’s personal Instagram page!
Hairspray is an essential tool for a holiday party ‘do, as it can be used to create instant volume and keep your style fresh from day to night, whether you’re going for voluminous curls or a sleek straight style. The key to using hairspray like a pro is to choose the right formula for your hair type and/or desired style.
As a general rule, the more natural the style and texture of your hair, the more flexible your hairspray should be. The more work you do to change your texture (straight to curly, frizzy to flat), the stronger the spray you need to fight humidity and keep your style intact. Keep these rules in mind when choosing and using a spray to suit your style:
· Touchable curls that last = FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY before curling (Aussie Mega Hairspray)
· Formerly frizzy hair that’s been flat ironed = MAXIMUM HOLD HAIRSPRAY after ironing (Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray)
· An updo that you want to stay up = MEDIUM HOLD HAIRSPRAY before and after you style (Aussie You Can Shine Hi Hold + Hi Shine Spray)
· Bouncy and voluminous locks that won’t fall flat (especially at the crown) = MAXIMUM HOLD/VOLUME formula before styling (Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray)
Undecided on the holiday hair you want to sport this season? Here are 3 of Sarah’s fave looks that are quick and easy to do, yet are super-chic for any affair!
Trim Your Topknot
When you’re running from the office to the holiday cocktail party, your everyday work topknot may become your default party style. Add instant holiday sparkle with an eye-catching accessory. 1. First, grab your Aussie Instant Freeze Aerosol Hairspray and spray your brush before throwing your hair up. 2. To change the look to an evening chic style, spritz across the roots and smooth the can over for a flawless, no-frizz finish. 3. Then, throw on a glam vintage-inspired headband for the ultimate party hair in minutes!
Gift Exchange Glam
A big, bouncy style with extra volume is a nod to old Hollywood, which always reminds me of the glamour of the holidays. But I rarely have time for a fresh style with the shopping, planning and celebrating! 1. Set your hair the night before with Aussie Sprunch Aerosol Hairspray and sleep with your hair in a loose topknot. 2. Wake up, throw on a cozy sweater and head to work in your messy topknot. 3. Right before the holiday gift exchange, pull down that bun for voluminous, “photo-ready” hair!
Snow Bunny Style
The hairstyles throughout the 1960s were so fabulous — filled with volume and curls!
To bring this look into 2014, first try shifting your part this holiday season. A center part can be oh-so chic. 1. For volume in your crown, spray Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray under the roots, tease and set in large 2” hot rollers. 2. When your hair has cooled, slide out the rollers for big, soft waves. 3. Gather the top half of hair at the crown and criss-cross bobby pins to secure for holiday hair happiness!
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