4 Tips to Easy Holiday Hair Prep

Want gorgeous hair for all of your holiday parties? Here are a few inside tips from Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte, who tames the tresses of stars like Madonna, January Jones and Jessica Alba, on how to condition and nourish hair so it looks healthy and shiny all season long!
Tip #1: Hydrated locks = healthy, shiny hair
To make sure your hair stays nourished and conditioned, a great trick is to apply a generous amount of Wella Professionals Oil Reflections into the hair before going to bed. In the morning, rinse hair and use Wella Professionals Enrich Treatment after shampooing and conditioning. This one-two-punch of hydration will leave your hair in silky, smooth condition.
Tip #2: Fresh cut = healthy look
A quick trim can make all the difference! It will help eliminate split ends and give hair a fresh healthy look.
Tip #3: Avoid the heat
Everyone’s first instinct is to grab a curling iron or hot tool when getting ready for a big holiday party, but if you want to save your hair, skip it! Try a chic up-do like a braided bun or sleek ponytail and add a fun accessory like a leather or velvet ribbon to kick your look up a notch.
Dress to wear it with: Cushnie Et Ochs – Sneak Peak Gown
Want to learn how to do braided bun at home? Check out Andy’s video tutorial here!
Tip #4: Have some fun!
Now that you know how to get your hair in perfect condition for holiday styling, don’t be afraid to dazzle it up. This is a great time to experiment with your look and try a hairstyle you may not otherwise try! Messy French twists and braided up dos are both really popular right now. Or you could try my one of my favorite tricks and add an unexpected accessory into your style. Try pinning your favorite necklace or broach – into your hair for an extra glamorous look.
Dress to wear it with (right): Carmen Marc Valvo – Pom Pom Peplum Sheath
Dress to wear it with (right): Trina Turk – Anargosa Desert Maxi
To amp up your holiday style or get a cut before the festivities get underway, use the Wella salon finder to find a Wella Professionals expert near you. When you book an appointment at a local Wella Professionals salon and tweet an image of your new look to @WellaHairUSA + the salon name, you will receive $20 off your next Rent the Runway rental!