Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and I have a sneaking suspicion many of you will be lighting up the town – dressed to the hilt with PERFECT hair and makeup, of course.
(My plans, however, will involve putting my toddler to bed and drinking half a bottle of Nyquil. We are a little sickly over here…)
However, I want to live vicariously through you! What are your plans? Where are you going? Most importantly, how are you wearing your hair?
For those of you who are hitting the town, I thought you might be interested in a video from Nikon’s newest how-to webisode series called Look Good in Pictures with Carson Kressley. Remember Carson from Queer Eye For The Straight Guy? I saw him once at a boutique hotel in Dallas and had to refrain from pinching his perfectly-dressed gay butt.
In this episode, Carson and special guest Steven Lake are showing viewers the best ways to do their hair and make-up for a big event that will involve a lot of photography. Steven is a celebrity stylist, doing hair and make-up for red carpet events, award shows and music videos. Um, the man knows what he’s talking about.
I had the chance to ask Steven some holiday-inspired hair questions, and here are his words of wisdom:
Besides wearing hair tight against the head, what are some other hair no-nos for photos?
A couple no-no’s for hair in pictures are using too much product, hat head and big hair! If you got a big mane try pushing one side back and leaving the other side in front leaving more room for you in the photo.
What are some of your favorite styling products for hair?
A couple of my favorite products are CHI Silk Infusion for moisture, shine and manageability. Also, Schwarzkopf Citre Shine/Shine Miracle.
Any suggestions for keeping hair protected from the winter elements (wind, snow, etc)?
To protect hair from winter keep it nourished and moisturized! Try a detangling spray or a light conditioning spray. You might even want to keep a Bounce sheet in your pocket for those static days!
What can a person with mid-length or short hair (e.g. chin-length bob) do to create a special look for holiday parties/photo ops?
For a special holiday look try going with you opposite texture! If you normally wear your hair straight go wavy or curly! If you are curly go wavy or even straight. You’ll make people look twice!
Thanks, Steven! For more ideas and tips, check out this video.