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New Years Eve Party Hair Styles

Formal Hair Styles

Updo party hair style tips from Nick Arrojo

New Years Eve is just around the corner, and as soon as the dust has settled from unwrapping presents, it will be back to party mode and time to start planning your New Years Eve hairdo  While the perfect party dress is ever so important, so is the perfect hair style.  Here are three tips from award-winning hairdresser and television personality, Nick Arrojo (you know him from TLC’s What Not To Wear) for nailing dazzling holiday hair styles.“Updo Party Hair
Style Tips”

How to get a Sparkly Party Hair Style

Spray Thermal Protector all over damp hair before you style to save your hair from the damage of a hair dryer, flat iron and curler abuse.  Once hair is dry and it its desired style, mist some Shine Spray in your hands and run through your hair, focusing on mid to ends, making hair smooth and sleek.  Finally, finish the look with Holding Spray, nice fluid strokes will do the trick here.  Applied too much in a hurry? Just run a brush through and start over.  Thank goodness for buildup-free hair products.  Don’t forget: pack some extra bobby pins, hair elastics, a travel comb and your mini ARROJO holding spray in your purse for touch ups as you run from fête to fête!

How to (really) create a perfect updo party hair style

The answer: PRACTICE!  It may not seem like a novel idea, but this is one of the top reasons DYI special occasion updos go awry.  Choose your desired look and give it at least one run through a few days prior, so there will be no last-minute troubleshooting before the clock strikes 12.  Don’t try to force something that just isn’t working, more often than not a simple, elegant and refined formal hair style will do the trick.

How to save some money getting an updo formal party hair style at the hair salon

If you don’t want to deal with a DYI updo, considering booking your appointment at a reputable beauty school. Services done by students take a little longer than a normal salon styling appointment, but they are a fraction of the price and the students who take clients are at the end of their program and have notched quite a few hours styling.  The following link is a typical price menu for a cosmetology school, you can see styling and blow dries go from $15 -$20 (and yes, it happens to be Nick’s own cosmetology school in NYC).

For more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles and Braid Boards.

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