For Party-Ready Updos
So many fabulous events to attend, so little time for hair. Thanks to our go-to style experts at Salon Emage in Old Town Warrenton, looking your best during this time of parties and New Year debuts will be a breeze. They’re sharing great tips and tricks for perfect holiday hair. (of course, you can opt to bypass the advice and ditch the DIY. Just make your way to Salon Emage, relax and emerge party ready).
First up, the low messy bun. Easy to achieve and an especially good look for those of us with NO time to spare (bonus: it looks best if your hair is not freshly washed) Perfect! The natural oil in your hair will actually make this look even better. Use some dry shampoo to add texture/ Dry Texturizing Spray by Orbe is a great choice. Back comb a ponytail, then twist loose hair around into a bun. Cover your ponytail holder by wrapping loose hair around it, and securing it with bobby pins. Perfection is not required for this look! It is fresh, fun and done.
Braids are also a wonderful option for making a statement. Add some drama with a deep side part, plunging into a braid. Smoothing hair out with a flat iron first always adds sophistication to the simple braid. Or, for a less formal more carefree look, pull out some loose pieces of hair to frame your face. Add hair pins or clips for a formal yet holiday inspired look. For longer hair, tucking the braid at the nape of the neck and pinning to create a faux updo is always an elegant option. Try Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe to set your braid in place, in order to achieve elegance all night long.
Another fun look – Gatsby! No one knew how to party like Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. For a 20’s inspired look recently brought back to popularity by the film version of the Great American Novel, “The Great Gatsby”, prep short hair with a styling gel. Rock Hard by Oribe is a fantastic option. Prep mid length and long hair with a super hold mousse for that extra security. Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse by Oribe is guaranteed to work well. Hot roller and curling irons will help you achieve the status of the charmed Daisy Buchanan. Be sure to let your curls cool before seperating them into the iconic wave style of the Roaring 20’s. Try Superfine Strong Hair Spray by Oribe to assure your locks stay in place. If you have neither to time nor the talent to achieve such a look, pull your hair back, keeping it very low and sleek. Add decorative pins, antique clips, or brooches to enhance this timeless look.
And last but not least, waves are always a beautiful look, whether they be short, long, or side swept. Prep your hair with a volumizing spray or mousse. Both Maximista Thickening Spray and Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse both by Pribe are great options. For a side swept look, start with a deep side part. For shorter hair, use a curling iron or a flat iron horizontally, and for midlength and long hair, use a curling iron or flat iron and create vertical curls. Separate your waves gently with your fingers. Add a little glamour by pulling one side back with a decorative clip. Waves are a lovely holiday style for any length of hair.
Of course the sure-proof way to ensure perfect hair for your next holiday soiree (and all year long), is to leave it to the experts. Plan for at least an hour of great conversation, much needed pampering and of course a statement-making do (they also do beautiful makeup). Call, make an appointment and see for yourself why we’re addicted to the hair, makeup and spa services available at Salon Emage.
Be sure to tell them SCOUT sent you.
51 East Lee Street
*images found on Pinterest and provided by Salon Emage