Celeb Stylist Aaron Carlo Shares 5 Tips for Party Season

It's time to party-proof your hair!  

Party season is officially here! So, we thought we’d catch up with our fave celeb hairstylist Aaron Carlo, to ask him for some festive hair advice. Because, really, how else will we survive this celebratory time without it?

The TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador is behind the swoon-worthy manes of girl band Little Mix, Maya Jama and more — so, you’re definitely in capable hands! Read on, and get ready to covet his exclusive party hair tips.

Future-proof Your Hair Against Damage with Heat Protection Spray

Whether you’re using heated styling tools to create airy, loose curls or a polished and sleek hairstyle for your next night out, always make sure to use a heat protection spray.

Back shot of woman with golden blonde hair styled into a polished, low chignon, wearing blue dress and posing in a studio setting
Relying on heat to create all of your party looks? You’ll need heat protection. Credit: Simon Bell

Aaron explains that when your hair is heat damaged, it’s not easy to manage and style, so you want to avoid it getting to that stage by using a heat defence spray.

“If you’re not using a heat protection spray on your hair, you’re not doing your locks the favour. When you’re using heat all the time, your hair gets dry and damaged, and when your hair is knackered and split, it is really hard to manage and style.” says Aaron Carlo.

With Biotin and a humidity-resistant formula, the new TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray is all you need to protect your mane against heat damage during the festive period. It’ll help control frizz, boost shine and also make your hair easier to style.

Know How to Use Your Styling Tools

We all know how important styling tools are! And, if you aren’t using them right way, you could be missing out on creating some lovely party hairstyles.

Party hair tips: Woman with long, wavy chestnut brown hair styled into Hollywood curls wearing black leather dress and posing in a studio setting
Because using them the right way yields great results. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Luckily for you, Aaron has shared these hair secrets, so you can get the most out of your styling tools!

For ladies looking to get a smooth hairstyle with a blow dryer, he suggests using a nozzle to help you create a smooth hairstyle, and a curling tong to define curls and give them extra definition.

Keep Your Curl Game Strong with Nourishing Products

Avoid products that have alcohol or anything with grip, as it dries out your curls. Instead, use things that are very moisturising. “I love the [TRESemmé] Botanique range because it hasn’t got any parabens or silicones, so it’s not going to just coat the curl, it’s actually going to nourish the curl.” suggests Aaron.

Party hair tips: Woman with natural caramel brown medium afro curls hair styled into frohawk, wearing a checked blazer and a silver necklace
So, this is how you can make your curls party-ready! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Tip: For natural curls, it’s more difficult for sebum to travel down the hair shaft, which means it’s more susceptible to becoming dry, brittle and prone to breakage (especially during the winter!). And, a simple way to manage this is to keep your hair moisturised with the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist.

We also suggest using hair oils like the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment for on-the-go touch-ups. This luxurious formula is infused with a blend of nourishing oils that work to leave your hair feeling silkier and looking shiny, too.

Braids Make the Best Party ‘dos

Thanks to trends like DNA braids and the unicorn braid, it’s safe to say that braids still reign supreme.

Party hair tips: Woman with long bronde hair styled into a boho fishtail side braid, wearing a purple velvet bodysuit while posing in a studio setting
There’s not a much better party hairstyle than a braid! Credit: Simon Bell

With that in mind, Aaron suggests that party season is the perfect time to rock a beautiful plaited ‘do for your next swanky soiree.

From side braids to gorgeous French braided buns, your options really are endless! Trust us: these easy, long-lasting ‘dos are sure to impress.

Try Hair Accessories

Want to upgrade all your party looks? Thanks to winter’s newest festive hair accessories (velvet bows, pearls and stars), you can do just that recommends Aaron.

Woman with golden blonde hair styled into loose waves and decorated with Aaron Carlo volcanic hair accessories, wearing a blue top with dark makeup in a studio setting
What accessory will you pick? Credit: Simon Bell

Whether your hair is worn up or down, you can take your party look from zero to hero in a matter of minutes. Now, doesn’t that sound great?!

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