With the busy holiday season your clients are likely flooding in for the perfect party-ready styles. Here’s how to get them ready for the season with these holiday styling essentials.
Tied With a Bow
For clients with fine, flat hair, Moroccanoil Thickening Lotion is their perfect pre-style prep product. This thickening lotion expands the hair shaft for fuller tresses for clients craving some body. While this product expands instead of lifts, by working it through clean, damp strands before giving your client a volumizing blowout, you can give your client’s mane an extra boost. To give your client some holiday flair, Kevin Hughes, the brand’s educator and spokesperson, recommends a simple and pretty upgrade: “A great alternative to fully up is a half-up, half-down look.” He explains, “Pull the sides back to the centre and secure with an elastic, then braid hair to the end; ‘blouse’ the braid by pulling the outside to make it larger, then roll the braid into itself on the side that hasn’t been pulled out and secure with a pin,” adding a petal effect, which “creates a beautiful rosette, using your client’s hair as the accessory.”
All Wrapped Up
Redken Triple Take 32 is an extreme high-hold hairspray that will give your clients any style they crave, whether it’s va-va-voom volume or a super-glam updo that will outlast any party moves they throw at it. To get any holiday style started, Sean Godard, a Toronto-based Redken artist, recommends spraying Triple Take 32 “liberally on the roots of damp hair and comb back into place.” To give your clients a red-carpet-inspired look, add natural texture to the ends and “finish with another spray of Triple Take 32 for a modern, slicked-back-meets-texture look that’s perfect for the holiday season.”
Kevin.Murphy introduces Doo.Over, a dry powder finishing hairspray that offers more than just hold. This hybrid spritz revives your client’s blowout by soaking up excess second-day oil and product while offering up volume and hold for any style you create. Formulated with tapioca starch to soften strands and Virginia cedarwood to gently remove any buildup on strands, Doo.Over allows you to rework your client’s style, then send it home with your client to extend their style. Joseph Zg, a Kevin.Murphy Style.Master, recommends an undressed ponytail for the holidays: “Make a horseshoe section at the top of the head and then attach the remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving a few pieces out on the sides. Flip your client’s head and spray Doo.Over throughout the top section, creating fullness and texture, and then add the top section to the existing pony and pull loosely for a ‘60s feel.”