Sally Hershberger's Best Hair Tips for the Holidays
For this season's holiday parties, it's all about volume and glam. The holidays are a great time to try something new & different with you hair, Sally Hershberger, the celebrity hair stylist who has salons in New York and Los Angeles, told Luxist what she believes are the best styles to wear during the holidays.
"Ponytails are an easy alternative to an up-do. They are so chic and easy to do at home---perfect for the holidays!," says Hershberger. "First, I like to use a root lifter in the hair like my Shape Up. It boosts the hair from the root and gives amazing texture and hold. Then, blow dry with a round brush to give hair insane volume and polish. Next, loosely pull your hair back and secure it into a ponytail- low or high. Spray Body Fix on the ponytail to give it texture and make it slightly edgy, or keep it smooth and shiny with Smooth Fix. I like to wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin."
"The chignon is one of my favorite looks for the holidays," says the celebrity hair stylist. "This style gives off an old Hollywood vibe that is elegant and easy to get at home. Prep your hair as you would a ponytail. I like to keep chignons low right now at the nape of the neck. Wrap the hair around the elastic and secure with pins. For a more polished look, spray Smooth Fix in the hair for a glossy finish. And for a fresher party style, pull some pieces out from around the face and spray a texturizer on the chignon."
According to Hershberger, the hottest waves right now are big and sexy. "The bigger the better and you want as much movement as possible," she says. "Most people believe that the trick to keeping waves and curls from falling out is a hard hairspray. However, this is not the case. You want something to give added hold without being stiff. Hair should move but that doesn't mean the style can't last all night. I developed Body Fix to address this. It is genius in that it gives amazing volume and hold that still moves. Check out HSN on November 22nd and 23rd when I will show how it works while revealing my salon secret trick to getting these waves. You will want to wear your hair like this every day!"
Pairing Your Hair and Your Outfit
"Your hair style and your outfit should complement each other," advises Hershberger. "If your dress is embellished, try leaving hair undone and natural. For a simpler dress with cleaner lines, you have more room to experiment with an updo or hair accessories. Pay particular attention to the neckline of the dress, as it should work with the hair style you choose."
Holiday Hair Accessories
"Hair accessories should be carefully chosen and not over-done," says Hershberger. "They should be an accent rather than taking over the hair style. Black headbands are always in and look good with most styles because they are simple yet strong. You see so many varieties now with extremes from thin to thick, feminine to edgy. There are endless ways that headbands can be worn. They can accent a really clean, sleek look or can be worn when the hair has a lot of body and texture. I like to mix and match several thin headbands for a modern style."
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