We've been showcasing our picks of the best beauty gifts, and no Christmas wish list is complete without some hair product. Right? As lovers of all things runway-to-real-way, we're always looking for the next thing to give us that beachy hair or those loose waves, so we thought we'd share our top 10 hair product picks with you. We think a present for your loved one's locks is the gift that keeps on giving... Well, for a few months anyway. Click through.
On Monday night, Nina Dobrev attended a Max Mara cocktail party sporting a loose ponytail. Hairstylist Alex Polillo chose the subtle style to really allow her ensemble to have the spotlight. "Hair up was appropriate with the neckline, but an up 'do seemed too stiff," Polillo said. "So a ponytail fit right in place — young and fun while still being able to show off the top." Polillo began by prepping hair with Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ($44). The salt in the formula helps create volume and gave Nina's hair a windblown appearance. Then, her hair was blown dry and curled with a medium-barrel iron. Polillo arranged her hair in a loose medium-height ponytail and used bobby pins instead of a hair tie to hold it in place. In order to create a carefree air, Polillo pulled out pieces to frame Nina's face. Finally, the entire style was spritzed with L'Oréal Elnett hair spray ($9.95) for an all-night hold. The best part? This style is simple enough to recreate for a cocktail party of your very own.
Stockists: L'Oréal (1300 659 359)
With two new dry shampoos hitting shelves this month, we thought now's as good a time as any to recap 10 of the best. Because dry shampoo is everywhere — and for good reason; anything that adds a coupla extra days to our blow-dry is A-OK with us — but that can cause confusion. Cue 20 questions: "Which one's right for me?" and "What's the difference between them?" Truth is, they all work on the same idea — absorbing oil and impurities from the hair so that you can go for longer between washes — but they do each have a unique selling point, too.
Jeez Louise, the constant changes are enough to make us all dizzy with delight. So to create some calm amongst this stylish storm, here's a quick how-to on her three most recent styles.
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