Celeb stylist Aaron Carlo shares his hair wisdom for party season!

All Things Hair | 29 November 2018
Party hair tips: Woman with chestnut brown glam hollywood curls, wearing black and posing against a grey background in a studio setting

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.

5 top party hair tips from Aaron Carlo


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

1. Future-proof your hair against damage with heat protection 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 is gets dry and damaged, and when your hair is knackered and split, it is really hard to manage and style. – Aaron Carlo

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 Like Aaron says, when your hair is heat damaged its not easy to manage and style, so you want to make sure to avoid getting to that stage by using a heat defence spray.

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.

TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray
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

2. Know how to use your styling tools

Using a nozzle, point the hair dryer down to smooth the cuticle down, if you go the other way and work upward it won’t give you that smooth finish. Make sure to get all the moisture out of your hair by rough drying to get a sleek finish. To perfect natural curls, I let them dry naturally and then go in with a tong.

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. 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.

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

3. 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. – Aaron Carlo 

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.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment

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.

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

4. Braids make the best party ‘dos

Anything to do with braids are really big for this autumn/winter. Any sort of twists or knots, or even twisted braids, because it’s cool and fresh, but doesn’t look too glamorous. – Aaron Carlo

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

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

5. Try hair accessories

Party hair accessories are important for the winter, because they work on every hair type and can make any hairstyle look amazing. – Aaron Carlo

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.

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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