Celeb stylist Aaron Carlo shares red carpet-worthy hair wisdom for party season!

Jeanette | 15 September 2017

It’s time to party-proof your hair!

With the Emmy Awards and American Music Awards just around the corner and party season on the horizon, it’s hard to ignore all the celebrity looks and their hairstyles. So, we thought we’d catch up with our favourite celeb hairstylist Aaron Carlo.

You may not have heard of Aaron Carlo, but we can assure you, you’ve most definitely seen his work. The TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador is hairdresser to the stars and responsible for some of the most amazing hairstyles at New York Fashion Week, as well as for the swoon-worthy manes of girl band Little Mix!

So, when it comes to hair, who better to shake up our tresses for party season than he? That’s why, when the All Things Hair team had a chance to bend his ear about party hairstyles, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get some insider tips! So, what are you waiting for? Get scrolling!

Red carpet-worthy tips for party season


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Party-proof your hair with creation hairsprays. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Party-proof your hair with creation hairsprays

I would say use creation sprays to help party-proof your hair. Use it before and after, because if you are tonging your hair or straightening it to get texture into your hair, using a creation spray first will just help ‘seal’ that texture in. It’ll make it last longer, but you can still brush it and make it soft, yet it will still hold. – Aaron Carlo, TRESemmé UK Hair Ambassador


Creation hairsprays are great for fashioning and fixing hairstyles, as they’re formulated to be sprayed on many times, to create layers of lightweight hold. Try the TRESemmé Runway Max Volume Creation Hairspray – it’ll make it easier to build up volume at the roots, and give your ‘do plenty of lasting body. And if you still don’t know the difference between ‘creation’ and ‘firm hold’ hairsprays, then swot up by reading our guide, here!

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Curly haired girls: Put down the ‘grip-giving’ products. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Curly-haired girls: Put down the ‘grip-giving’ 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 curls and coils, 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. A simple way to limit this is to keep your hair moisturised and avoid products that will dry out your strands. We suggest using hair oils like the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment for periodic hair treatments, as well as leave-in conditioners to help keep your tresses’ moisture levels up.

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Twists and braids make pretty party ‘dos. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Twists and braids make pretty party ‘dos

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

Thanks to emerging trends like ribbon braids and the parting 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 braided ‘do for your next swanky soiree. From the intricate braided bun to cute cornrows, or even a fancy French plait, your options are practically endless!


Psst! Looking for fab, celebrity looks? Then don’t forget to check out E Online’s red carpet close-up coverage of the Emmy Awards captured live via Glambot, will you?