With the weather finally warming up, party season is just around the corner. From the office party to your New Years Eve music festival, here’s our step by step party styling guides to make the party a night to remember.
Office Party: Chic pony
There’s no better style than the chic pony to keep things sleek and professional.
Pull hair back into a low ponytail using a flat bristle brush to create a bump-free finish. Secure with an elastic.
Separate out a small strand of hair — roughly the width of a pencil — from the ponytail.
Spray that piece well with hairspray then wrap it around the ponytail holder.
Bobby-pin the end of the small piece under the tail, and tuck in any loose ends.
Lightly mist hairspray over everything and smooth with your hand.
Music Festival: Loose Braid
Practical and on-trend, loose braids will keep you looking cool while you rock out.
Part hair where you usually do. Side or middle will work.
Grab a section on each side of the part. (Section should be about as wide as two fingers.)
Loosely braid both sections toward the back of your head where they will meet. Apply a dab of texturising cream to the bottom of each braid so it doesn’t unravel easily.
Use a clear elastic to secure both braids together in back.
Carefully slide the bobby pins in under the braid, along your scalp. This will keep the loose braids from falling out.
Rave: Crazy colour
Want your hair to be as outrageous as your rave outfit? Kevin Murphy Color Bug is perfect when you want full on colour without the commitment. Available in pink, purple, orange, white, neon and shimmer, this wipe on – wipe off colour will give you crazy colour perfect for the club which will be around for a good time, not a long time.
First figure out where you want the colour to go – streaks, tips or just the fringe look just as effective as all over colour.
Lay a towel around your shoulders.
Prep your hair with setting spray like Kevin Murphy’s Hair Beach Resort Spray to encourage the colour to stick to the hair.
Apply the colour, rubbing it in till your hair feels dry to the touch.
Beach Party: Beachy Curls
Nothing screams beach babe louder than a sexy, beachy curls.
Flip hair over and lightly spritz hairspray on underside. Flip upright and spray on the top. Finger-tousle as it dries.
Gather your fringe-hair area and bobby-pin it out of the way so you can style the rest of your hair first.
Curl 2cm sections (away from your face). Start wrapping your hair around the iron at ear level, not above. And leave your ends out of the curling iron.
Unpin the fringe section and curl as you did the rest of your hair.
Spread your fingers through your curls and shake your hair (but do not run fingers through) to make the curls messy.
Now pin back a piece of hair on each side of your part. (Remember, messy = good.) Secure them together with a bobby pin and mist with shine spray.