As we kiss goodbye to 2019 and gather excitement for what 2020 will hold, there’s always the dilemma of “what do to with your hair?” Your online shopping habits might have been on overdrive this year - especially with all the Black Friday and beyond deals - so what hairstyle will you be pairing with your new outfit? We’ve gathered a few of our favorite styles to pair with your look, no matter what the evening holds. Cheers to a fantastic, fashionable New Year!
Netflix Night In
After a trying 2019, your ideal night might just be catching up with your Co-Star app and going through Netflix’s latest releases. Before you pull on a pair of your favorite Lulu’s, give yourself an effortless blowout to start the year off fresh. There’s just something about freshly blow-dried hair that can boost anyone’s mood! To ease the drying time and protect against frizz, prep hair with Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray before drying with a round brush. Before the hair is cool, tuck your bangs behind your ears for an effortless bend. If you’ve made plans for January 1st instead, apply Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo before you sleep to ensure day 2 is a complete success!
You’ve probably had that sequined dress in your cart since October, just go ahead and buy it already! Whether you’re on the fence of purchasing a ticket to that hotel party or hitting up a friends over-the-top bash instead, sequins are a must! To give your dress the full effect, pair it with an elevated pony for the evening. Start off on freshly blow-dried hair. *Brownie points if you directionally blow dry it to prep your pony. Next, spritz Redken Fashion Work 12 Hairspray as you comb it into a high pony. If you want to be really fancy, think about adding a row braid to your look, a hair cuff, or wrapping a tendril over your elastic to give it a finished feel.
Date-Night with your Beau or Bestie
Excited about your dinner plans? If you’re one of the chosen few that made a reservation at the hot new restaurant in town four months ago – hat’s off to you! No really, hats off! Pair your festive outfit with a low knot look like we saw at Victoria Beckham SS20, because, low knots are the new top knot. The great thing about this style is that you can create it on fresh or day two hair. Pick your poison: straight or wavy, then pull hair into a low pony and twist to “undone” perfection. Add a few bobby pins when needed to get a messy chic look. *Pro-tip: spritz bobby pins with Redken Triple Pure 32 for extra hold that will last all night long!
Intimate Gathering with Friends
Bring on the cheese boards and wine! There’s something so satisfying about spending a night in with your favorite people. If you’re over the cold this year, cuddle up in your favorite chunky knit sweater and create the “Nu Wave” to finish your style. This look can be started on freshly dried hair and should use a few different techniques to create an “undone” wave look. Alternate between creating “pin curl” and classic “beachy” waves. Spritz with Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray and then rake through with your fingers for an effortlessly glam look.