The next few days involve drunken office parties, swanky velvet rope soirees, and endless family get-togethers — all requiring dress codes of varying degrees of fanciness, with hair to match. Hair stylist Adir Abergel, who’s worked his magic on Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley, among others, gives us a step-by-step tutorial on a few chic ‘dos.
LOOK 1: Casual Waves
“It’s no surprise that we often see this look on Hollywood celebrities as well as models when they are off-duty. These easy waves are naturally beautiful, laid-back and glamorous at the same time,” Adir explains “And it’s also much easier to copy than you’d think!”
Get The Look
Step 1: Apply UV protectant spray to damp hair before blowing it dry.
Step 2: Separate your dry hair from the front to the back behind the ears and clip up.
Step 3: Take the back section of your hair, split it in two, and clip up one of the sides.
Step 4:Take one vertical section of hair from top to bottom.
Step 5: Grab a hot iron and roll away from your face (as you roll, make sure you twist at the same time).
Step 6: Once the hair is heated through, gently take it off the roller and let it set so the waves cool in place.
Step 7: Repeat the above on other side.
Step 8: Once you’ve gone through all the hair, run your fingers though to get your desired look.
Step 9: Finish off with some hairspray to keep your look for longer without allowing the hair to go stiff or sticky.
LOOK 2: The pin-straight blow-dry
“This elegant look is perfect for showing off shiny, healthy hair and who doesn’t want that? Glossy hair is the perfect accessory to any outfit and this sleek look is the best way to show it off,” Adir says.
Get The Look
Step 1: Apply a lifting and texturizing spray or gel to damp hair at the roots and blow dry by scrunching your hair until it’s completely dry.
Step 2: Divide the top of your hair into two sections. Take the front section and brush it forward with a large round brush. Wrap the hair around the brush, roll it up and blow-dry it out slowly in order to smooth the hair as much as possible. Repeat with the back section.
Step 3: After smoothing the hair out, wrap each section around a large velcro roller and clip it into place.
Step 4: Flat iron the rest of hair in order to straighten it one section at the time. Focus on the middle and the ends of the hair so that the volume is kept at the roots. Remove the rollers, comb out both sections and flat iron from the middle to ends of the hair only, not from the roots.
Step 5: Set the look using hairspray and a glossing mist.