Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 New Year's Eve Hair Tutorial Video

Glamorous Hair in 10 Minutes!

As promised in my 2016 Fall Wedding Style - Jumpsuit or Jumpdon't? post, I have written a follow-up hair and makeup tutorial, just in time for New Year's Eve! Check out my how to video. Step by step instructions and a guide to my favorite products are below. Pro Tip: Bookmark this tutorial for Valentine's Day too. Don't miss the other half of this series, 2016 New Year's Eve Makeup Tutorial!

Contrary to popular belief, I style my hair straight out of the shower. I love working with nice, clean locks. Although, I opt for lightweight products, a day old 'do tends to be greasy for me. Personal preference. Because I style with hot tools, I try to let my hair air dry as best I can. If I'm running short on time and blowdrying is critical, I shoot it with some heat protector spray to keep my ends in check. I've been using the TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray for years. A bottle lasts several months and it leaves hair residue-free and ready to style.

For my New Year's Eve hair, I opted for loose curls, using the Revlon Nutrifusion Conditioning Straightner. This is a 2-in-1 styling tool that can be used to straighten, curl or create waves. I have completely given up my old straightener and curling iron in favor of this awesome all-in-one tool. I hold my curls with a spray of Aussie Catch the Wave Sprunch Hair Spray. This is a lightweight hairspray that provides a natural looking hold. I usually spray it through my hair and brush it through before styling. It provides great hold without the familiar yet dreaded crunch of a heavier hairspray. I keep my hair in a short, inverted bob. When I know I have formal events coming up or before the holidays, I forego a trim and let it grow out a bit to make curling easier, especially in the back. The opposite could be said if you have longer, heavier hair.

Next pin up the top layers of your hair and start curling small sections. I start in the front and work to the back, curling sections for ~15 seconds at the time. Repeat this for the other side of your head. Once a full layer is curled, I let down another layer from my clip, repeating the front to back, left to right process.

Once all pieces are curled, give another light spray of hairspray to hold. Run your fingers through the loosen the curls. Voila, you're party ready! Go grab a cocktail and hit the dance floor!