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The Ultimate Party Season Hair Prep Guide

We all want our hair to look its best during party season. So before your social calendar heats up, here's what you need to do get your locks prepped and ready for it.

In-salon style refresh

Have you been a tad neglectful of your hair care regimen in recent months? All the tell-tale signs are probably there: split ends, dehydrated lengths, outgrown roots or a generally dull and lifeless appearance. Your first port of call? Lock in a salon appointment – stat! In the same way you would treat your skin to a facial in the lead-up to party season, so too should you book into the salon for a little pre-party hair rejuvenation. Just remember, salons get extremely busy at this time of year so book in sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!

Update your hairstyle

Once you're in the salon chair, you may want to discuss possibly updating your look so that it's completely fresh when party season hits. At this point, your stylist may suggest a more flattering cut, or simply show you how to use styling products slightly differently to adjust your current style. Remember, they're the pros – so it never hurts to heed their advice!

If you are looking to reshape your hair for the holidays, it doesn't need to be a completely drastic crop. Simply trimming a few centimetres off the ends can be enough to give your look a more modern edge. Or if you're feeling a little more adventurous, then consider adding an-on trend fringe to your current style. Your stylist will be guide you on the fringe style, length and thickness that will be most flattering for your face shape.

Consider an accessory

When you're starting to plan your various party season outfits and hairstyles, you may also want to take into account one of this season's biggest trends: hair accessories. From disco-inspired headscarfs to delicate hair clips – there are plenty of fabulous adornments you can add to a hairstyle to instantly up the glamour ante. For something extra special for the holiday season, source an accessory with sparkling rhinestone, sequin or glitter details.

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