Red Carpet Survival Kit
Red Carpet Curls
We asked celebrity hairstylists what is in their Red Carpet survival kits, and they shared their top curly secrets! Whether you're preparing for prom, a wedding or a night out dancing you'll want to know these tips to keep your curls in place all night long.
When: The Week of the Event
"Healthy hair is the foundation of successful styling, so I suggest maintaining your hair's health using Curlisto Deep Therapy Masque; this weekly deep conditioning treatment will seal in moisture in the hair shaft and help with damage brought on my heat styling tools." Christo, owner of Christo Fifth Avenue salon in New York
Shampoo and Condition
When: The Day BeforeWhen prepping hair for a special event, "day old hair works best. So shampoo and condition the day before." - Diane Da Costa, World renowned hair stylist and author
Paul Perez at Sally Hershberger Los Angeles agrees, "fresh clean hair causes too many fly aways and won't allow for proper hold during styling."
When: The Day Before the Event
"The key to a long-lasting hairstyle is to select the correct product for your hair texture. Start with the right styling products on wet, freshly washed hair according to your texture." - Christo, owner of Christo Fifth Avenue salon
Wavy Hair (Type 2A-2C): Christo would use Curlisto Bio-Gel Mousse, an alcohol free mousse that is infused with pathenol and wheat protein to prevent dryness
Tight to Coily Curls (3C-4B): Christo uses Natural Coils Defining Lotion as this contains natural conditioning agents, perfect to hydrate hair while styling.
When: The Day of the Event
Dickey, founder of Hair Rules and celebrity stylist to clients including Sarah Jessica Parker, Minnie Driver, Alicia Keys, Kelis, says that "prepping your hair is the most fundamental step to a flawless updo. The foundation should be that your hair looks amazing down before you put it up."
Travel Size Hairspray
Travel size hair sprays are perfect for touch ups and can fit into your purse. Find them in the travel toiletries section of the drugstore for one dollar.
This one serves double duty, as you'll likely need to touch up your makeup during the night: "Lip gloss! It is perfect for last minute fly-aways." - Motions Global Ambassador and celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen
"For a nice full bun, cut the leg of a pair of stockings and roll into a donut. Pull hair through the hole of the 'donut' and brush hair over to cover the stocking pinning hair and tucking under to create a large, full bun." - Christo, owner of Christo Fifth Avenue salon
Ursula Stephen keeps a toothbrush in her Red Carpet Survival Kit. They help lightly tame flyaways without altering the style you've so carefully created.