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Catwalk waves, glossy locks and bouncy volume – our insider secrets will get hair party-ready in a flash
Whether your hair’s naturally curly or you’re creating the waves yourself, mess them up for an on-trend look. Curl random sections with the New Toni & Guy Style Fix Curler Boots Exclusive£30/3,000 points, then spritz with sea-salt spray, such as Lee Stafford Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray, £7.99/799 points (150ml), for a mussed-up finish.
No time to shower? Here’s how to apply dry shampoo like a pro. ‘Part hair in the middle and divide each side into three horizontal sections,’ says Aaron. ‘Working from the top, spray each section at the roots. This will distribute the product evenly and leave no tell-tale white patches.’ After two minutes, run through with fingers. Try Tresemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo, £3.99/399 points (250ml).
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‘This is an effortless style for day or night,’ says celebrity hairstylist Aaron Carlo. ‘Switch it up for a party by twisting tresses into a messy topknot and fixing with a large clip, then tease out a few tendrils around your hairline.’ Hold in place with Charles Worthington Diamond Shine Hair Spray Boots Exclusive £6.99/699 points (200ml).
‘From glitzy clips to shiny metallic slides, accessories are a must-have for your party kit this season,’ says Aaron. ‘They’re an easy way to glam up your look and don’t cost the earth.’ Add instant style by making a side-parting, then layer three or four metallic pins just above your ear to keep it in place. We like Boots Metallic Mixed Grips, £2.85/ 285 points (12-pack).
Straight locks have become a party-season staple, but irons often leave roots flat and lifeless. Step forward the latest straightening wonder tool: New BaByliss Diamond Radiance Heated Smoothing Brush, £79.99/7,999 points. The heated ceramic bristles quickly smooth hair as you brush, without zapping volume!
‘Wearing the same parting for years makes hair flat,’ explains top hairstylist Ken O’Rourke. ‘Changing sides will instantly give your roots lift, as well as creating a different look. Fine hair? Try a zigzag parting – it will make the crown appear fuller.’ Use a tail comb, such as the Denman Professional Carbon Anti-Static Tail Comb DC05, £7.25/725 points, for a precise result.
Words Donna Francis Photography Imaxtree, Pixeleyes