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How the ATH Team Get Party-ready in Under 5 Minutes

Office-appropriate to party-perfect in less than five (You're welcome!).

If like us, you always leave getting ready until the last minute, we bet that you’ll be relieved to know that there are plenty of stunning hairstyles you can whip up in a matter of seconds. Don’t believe us? Well, to prove it, the All Things Hair team are going to show you how they get their hair party-ready in a jiffy!

Just check out our tips and tricks, below, to see us style our manes, and to learn how to create quick, stylish looks yourself.

Elise – Senior Producer

I love creating playing with tousled textures when it comes to my party hairstyles. My pro tip is to always have dry shampoo in your beauty arsenal – it’s perfect for styling and refreshing your hair.

Try the VO5 Post Gym Refresh Spray. it leaves your hair with a natural matt finish, so your hair instantly looks fresher and cleaner.

Leona – Editorial Producer

I’ll be taking my party hairstyle from desk to dance floor with this season’s hottest hair accessory – the headband.

They’re the perfect finishing touch to any hairstyle, whether I’m wearing my hair in a simple bun or with bouncy curls – plus it allows me to feel like a Prada model and who doesn’t want that?

And this season I won’t be letting flyaways ruin my party look. To keep my hair smooth I’ll be stashing the TONI&GUY Flyaway Taming Wand in my handbag for emergency touch-ups on the go.

Bianca – Senior Digital Designer

I’ll be getting party-ready by adding a festive hair accessory to my sophisticated waves. Classic, easy and chic!

Amra – Digital Editor

You can’t go wrong with braids. Just experiment before your Christmas party to see what suit you best, I love doing a simple half-up braid because then I get to have the best of both hair worlds.

Beth – Editor

Heat protection is a lifesaver (or should we say hair saviour?) as it helps you create hairstyles without damaging it and makes styling overall easier.


Jeanette’s Embellished Pineapple

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How we get our hair party-ready: The embellished pineapple. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

While a pineapple may not seem like the most exciting of hairstyles, when accessorised with a sparkly headpiece, it becomes the perfect party ‘do. And if you’re not convinced, just ask Jeanette for proof – she loves rocking this look whenever she’s in need of a simple day-to-night hairdo!

How to get the look:

1. Stretch the embellished headband over your head and leave it hanging loose around your neck for now.
2. Coat your hands in the TRESemmé Botanique Air Dry Curl Cream and fluff out your curls. The cream will help to define your hair and make your curls/coils look cute.
3. Then, gather your hair into a high ponytail, securing with a standard hairband and pinning back any loose curls.
4. For the finishing touch, take your embellished hairband and position it so that it sits just above your hairline and you’re done!

Now you know how our lovely team gets ready for all their swanky soirees and after-work socials! So, if you loved these party hair looks but still want more, we’ve got just the thing: simply check out these stunning ‘dos that you can create in a matter of minutes! Ladies, consider your party hair dilemmas solved!

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