Your Special Event Hairstyle Questions, Answered

Parties during the holidays are a great time to take a break from your daily hair style and kick it up a notch—or two. But because we aren’t in the habit of creating a special style, it’s common to run into a challenge or two. Don’t let that hold you back from doing something new. Use these solutions to common styling issues to create a look you love.


How do I keep curls from going flat?

Give your curls long-lasting memory while controlling frizz and adding shine by applying Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam to damp hair, focusing at the roots. Blow dry while using a round brush to create movement, then follow with a curling iron. Hold the curls in place with the help of Paul Mitchell Freeze & Shine Super Spray.


What’s an easy style that can be done in a hurry?

You can never go wrong with a ponytail. But instead of the messy one you wear at the gym, amp up the glam factor with a bottle of Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil and a bobby pin. Rub a drop or two of the oil between your palms, and run your hands through your dry hair to give it some shine and to smooth flyaways. After pulling your hair into a ponytail, take out a small section of hair from the underside of the ponytail and wrap it around the base to hide the elastic band, then tuck in a bobby pin to secure the loose end. Brush out the length for a smooth finish, and you’re done. To make the look ultra-sleek, flat iron the length of the pony tail finish with another drop or two of the oil.

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Help your look last the whole night with a couple of products and a few simple steps.   

How do I keep my hair safe from heat damage?

Between winter’s dry air and frequent use of hot styling tools, the health of your hair can be compromised during the holiday season. To protect it from becoming brittle and breaking, always use a heat protector. Get in the habit of apply a product like Redken Pillow Proof Primer to damp hair before styling. For added defense, spray Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press onto dry hair before curling or flat ironing to prevent heat damage, fight frizz, and boost hair strength.


What can I do to make my style last all night?

After all the time and effort put into making your hair look great, the last thing you want is for it to fall apart in a few hours. Lock your look in place using a firm-hold product like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray or Paul Mitchell Extra Body Firm Finish. For best results, hold the bottle eight to 10 inches away from your head.


Don’t forget, Supercuts has highly trained stylists waiting on standby if you need help creating a last-minute party look. Just check-in online or on the app, and get ready for great holiday hair.

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Quick holiday hair ideas for women
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If you’re after a specific cut or style, bring a photo with you to show your stylist to use as inspiration.
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Products to get your hair holiday-ready


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