Looking Great at a Moment’s Notice

It’s quarter to five on a Friday, you get a text from a friend, “Party at my place 6:30. Come ready to bring in the holiday season!”
And it starts…. With all the events for the holiday season you will really want to remember how your stylist used those products. Using your stylist products correctly will make the difference between a confident entrance or desperately wishing hats where still on the “in”.
With barely enough time to change from office clothes to your party clothes, what do you do about your hair? Especially if you ran out of time this morning and didn’t shampoo?
Not to worry. Your stylist has a whole arsenal of tools that will help.
First up is a can of dry shampoo. (Onesta and INDIE both have great dry shampoos) Just a couple of short bursts at the roots, a quick scalp massage to work the shampoo into your hair so it can absorb the oil that’s responsible for that flat, unwashed look. Within two minutes, your hair is lifted back up in style, and a bit of hair spray will keep you going all through the party.
Hair not dirty, but still needs a lift? Some dry shampoos can work to give your hair a lift , but there are better products for this problem. One of the best is a texturizing powder or texturizing spray. (Try INDIE Round2 or Scrulples dry shampoo texture spray) Lift strands of hair and puff just the tiniest bit of the texturizing powder at the roots, especially at the crown of your head where hair tends to flatten most often. Again, a little gentle massage at the roots, and quick styling with fingers or wide-toothed comb and your hair has perked up just in time for the party. A quick spray to hold it in place for a night of dancing.
Be warned that you might wish to try these products ahead of time. Too much dry shampoo and you’ll want to opt for the shower and a full restyle. But used properly, dry shampoo can be one of your best friends. Same with texturizing powder, a little bit goes a long way.

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By Amber Luebke and Bree McLain, owners of Lotus Salon in Stoughton, WI, have over 35 years combined experience specializing in hair color, accenting your best features and addressing your specific needs. Google+
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