This time of the year calls for many a party – from your office party to Christmas festivities with friends and family and finally, the highlight of them all, the party that is poised to end the year and welcome the new one with a BIG BANG!
EASY HAIR DO FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: THE HALF-UP HALF-DOWN
Such a busy season calls for easy, carefree hair and that’s why I’m a big fan of the half-up, half-down ‘do! This type of hairstyle relies more on practical techniques rather than products. You will need some bobby pins, dry shampoo, volumizer and fast-drying finishing spray to hold the style all night long. I also love adding hints of gold dust, like Joico’s Gold Dust Spray, all over your hair for instant touch of glow.
HOW TO DO THE HALF-UP HALF-DOWN HAIRDO
The half-up half-down is my go to hair-do especially when I want to preserve a blow-out from the day before. I divide my hair into four sections, do four mini buns and tie them tightly before I go to bed. In the morning, I spritz a generous amount of hair spray to hold the curls, put on a shower cap to “protect” the curls while I shower and when I’m done, I unfasten the buns to reveal soft waves of hair. I gather several strands of hair, pull them towards the back and secure them with bobby pins! Voila, simple but chic and romantic!
GET HALF-UP HALF-DOWN AT THE SALON
If however, like most people, you are pressed for time during the holidays, getting a quick blow-out and hairdo is a great option and if you’re in Ottawa, we recommend the Pierino Scarfo Salons in Westboro and Bells Corner. Though it’s best to call for an appointment, you can also do a walk-in and get styled by Pierino Scarfo’s highly trained professional stylists.
Bonus tip: You can also shop at Pierino Scarfo for gifts while you are getting your hairdo done. The salon has a beautiful retail space, with gorgeous displays of world-renowned haircare products like Kerastase, Aveda, Pureology, Kevin Murphy, Viviscal Canada, Goldwell, Oribe and more. For a fail-safe Christmas Gift, you can also purchase Gift Certificates to Pierino Scarfo – a gift that is guaranteed to give your friends and family beautiful hair just in time for the New Year!
How about you, what is your go-to hairdo for holiday parties?