How to dress up your hair for a party

We love all the special occasions (actually, every occasion can be special if you say so) but who wants to spend hours in front of the mirror? Use that time wisely solutions to get yourself (and your hair) out the door in minutes.

Do a quick color fix

Roots aren’t cute, so make sure you touch them up before your event! Having a pretty hairstyle won’t look polished. This is a fancy event, right? Try this: Koleston Root Touch Up 10. Pro tip: if you’re touching up the day of the event, be extra careful not to stain your skin. Dab a little petroleum jelly to your hairline as added protection. A cotton ball soaked in toner or lemon juice can remove any mishaps!

Plan in advance

Color your hair within seven days of your big event, not on the day of or even one or two days before. That way, if you don’t like what you see, there’s still time to make changes. This is especially important for brides!


The quickest and easiest way to take an up-do from day to night is adding an accessory. A pretty flower (real one, not made of silk) or a modern hair clip (sparkles, not plastic). One rule of thumb is that nothing plastic should go in your hair for any special event. Think 30’s, 40’s and 50’s glamour, classic Hollywood – subtle, sparkly, beautiful headbands, barrettes and pins. It’s jewelry for the hair.

Style on

The great thing is your favorite everyday styles can actually be pretty for a party. Just remember to add a fun flair. A ponytail with a twist. A low side bun with a braid. Natural waves pinned away from the face. Here you can find a classic party style with a twist!

Pump up the volume

Nothing fits the party more than big, voluminous hair. If you’re going with a style that’s down, be sure to give your hair some body. Take a 1-inch section of hair from the crown of your head and gently tease the underside of your hair. Smooth the top of the hair with a fine-toothed comb. Spritz with a medium hold hairspray like Wella Deluxe Soft Styling spray. Continue teasing around just the top of your head. If you’re on your way out the door and notice your locks are looking limp, switch your parting to the other side to make your hair look instantly fuller.

Go for a new kind of blowout

We know the electric slide came on. Although you swore you’d never do it again, somehow you did – but it’s okay! If your hair turns limp after a night of tearing up the dance floor, head to the ladies’ room and give it some body by tipping your head forward under the hand dryer. Or, spritz a little dry shampoo at your roots to soak up any sweat you’ve worked up and a boost of volume. Try Shockwaves Style Refresh & Volume Dry Shampoo that fits your bag.

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