When you wake up an extra half hour early to style your hair to perfection before heading out the door, you want that style to last-the entire day. Nothing is more frustrating than spending all that time on your hair in the morning only to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror after lunch and realize your style has fallen apart and you have fly aways sticking up all over the place. Pretty sure most of us have at some point scolded a friend by saying, “Why didn’t you tell me I looked terrible?!”
So how exactly do you maintain a gorgeous style for the day and keep those locks where you want them? It is a great question with quite a few answers, really. Depending on the look that you are trying to pull off, there are some different techniques to try to find the one that works best for you.
The first step in having a long lasting style is choosing the right products. Having high quality products that protect your hair and offer the best type of hold for your hair type and style choices is vital to keeping your hair looking its best all throughout your work day. Don’t by cheap brands of hair products unless you want cheap hold, shine, and less protection. Talk to your stylist about purchasing the proper salon quality products that will help you achieve the looks you want and protect you hair to keep it healthy and shiny.
In order to keep your hair in a well styled updo, you are going to want to give the style something to anchor it. This isn’t as scary as it sounds, we are just referring to beginning with a gentle mousse and blow drying it out. Gently teasing your roots before beginning the work on your updo can also help hold things in place and give you a little added volume.
If you are curling your hair for the day, it is important to make sure you are using proper techniques that produce beautiful curls that are going to last. Make sure you don’t run your hands through the curls after you curled them because they are going to go flat a lot faster. In order to keep them looking great all day, start by applying a medium hold hair spray to your hair to give the strands some help in retaining the curl. A small spritz of hairspray once the style is in place can be a great idea as well.