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Get party-perfect hair with these essential styling aids

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert5 years ago
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Hair falling flat? Whether you're craving added 'oomph' or want a sexy coiffé-décoiffé effect, equipped with these mane-changing tools, treatments (and turbans... #natch) you'll soon have party-perfect locks so you can really let your hair down...

Indulge your inner diva and treat tresses to a stint in hair rehab with one of Davines' new treatment masks - painstakingly created to address a catalogue of hair nightmares (from {brittleness} to {build-up}), equip yourself with one of these and show your locks some love.

It's also worth investing in a sexy SILKE {Hair Wrap} - not only are they faaaaaabulously Audrey Hepburn-esque, these chic (and silky) turbans both protect your locks from breakage while reducing frizz and even extending the time between washes. We're obsessed with the Christmassy {Dita} confection - it makes your head look like a present (which can only be a good thing).

Want to iron out kinks? Arm yourself with a strand-smoothing brush to add polish. RAINCRY's deluxe offerings boast boar bristles and come in four sizes to tame every manner of mane. The {barrel} shape makes blow-drying a breeze - simply angle the blast down the shaft (from roots to tips), and slowly move the brush along the lengths - pausing at the roots to add some lift and create volume.

Cloud Nine's {The Original Iron} feature mineral-coated (temperature-controlled!) ceramic plates, to glide through your strands without causing tress trauma. Ideal for those who like to keep things sleek, these eliminate leftover frizz-causing moisture and seal each cuticle with a single stroke; minimising breakage while maximising shine for the ultimate, mirror-like, poker-straight style.

If you're opting for an up-do then ensure you're armed with {Easy-Up Do} by the legendary Sam McKnight. The man behind the world's most-envied manes (Kate Moss and Kaia Gerber are the tips of his glittering client list), he calls this 'hair grips in a can' - it grants a bit of 'grit' to hold your bun or braids in place, without the tell-tale 'crispiness' you get with your gran's hairspray.

Smooth your style with the Wet Brush {Shine Brush} - which boasts detangling and shine-enhancing bristles - then go forth and be GORGEOUS.

And if you're feeling like a head of bed-head waves will be the icing on your festive outfit cake, then reach for Sam McKnight's {Cool Girl} which grants a sexy, slept-in texture - especially when spritzed through hair that's styled with Cloud Nine's {The Waving Wand}.

And for maximum, Donna Summer-does-Studio 54 styling, look no further than Cloud Nine's {The O Rollers} to create faaaaaabulous diva-worthy fullness. With 'induction technology' to heat rollers in seconds, these style your strands swiftly to grant you a tumbling mop of big, head-turning curls. Use a small bristle brush to gently backcomb for that retro, halo-esque effect then spritz with lashings of {Soft Hair Spray} for that '70s aesthetic. Now you SHALL go to the disco...


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...