It’s that time of year where the award season is now in full swing. As we tune into the various music, film and fashion award shows, featuring the most glamourous of celebrities, it has us wondering – how do the stars always look so flawless? How exactly is their hair so perfect all the time, staying intact despite whatever the weather may throw at them? And the most important question of them all: can WE all achieve this when we are getting dolled up and glam?
Here are a few tips for getting your hair red carpet ready for anything glitzy occasion you have coming up, or if you want to look red carpet ready day-to-day – you can.
Whether you want to Do It Yourself or you want a little help from a professional such as the team at Charles Worthington Salons, here is some of the best advice for red carpet preparation. For achieving ultimate glamour this awards season, it is, as always important to think about the products that are used combined with the best electrical styling tools.
Always Use Heat Protector
If you are using any kind of heat on your hair, whether that be a hair dryer, straightening irons or a curling wand, you must protect your hair from it. Failing to use heat protector could result in long-term damage to your hair, which is not ideal for that glamorous red-carpet look.
Some products that can be utilised include the likes of L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Constructor, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Blow Dry Beautifier or Strength & Repair Heat Defense Spray by Charles Worthington. Not only will these products protect your hair, they will make it easier to style by softening it and providing texture and volume.
Use Good Quality Electrical Tools
When it comes to hair styling tools, there are so many on the market, so it is important that you use those which are both great quality and suited to the look you are going for.
Your hairdryer will depend on your hair type as well as the type of style you are trying to achieve. For smooth hair, use a brush as you blow dry in a downwards motion. For those with natural curls, it is best to you a diffuser and scrunch the hair as you blow dry it. If you are very serious about your hair game, check out the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Dyson claim that Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is engineered to protect hair from extreme heat damage, with fast drying and controlled styling, which other hairdryers on the market do not provide as of yet.
For smooth and sleek hair, opt for straightening irons; once blow dried, part your hair into sections and run the irons through each section of your hair starting at the roots. For on-trend waves or loose curls, flick the iron up (pulling away from your face) at the end of the hair for a bouncy and effortless style. It is best to spray each section as you go if you are curling using the irons. GHD Straighteners are very often the preferred option, heating to 182 degrees in just 60 seconds and they feature innovative heat sensors which ensure a constant safe-for-hair temperature throughout use.
For cork-screw curls, the Lee Stafford Original Chopstick Styler is popular. It is inexpensive and will give you natural looking, tight curls in no time. When using the Styler, you should part your hair into sections, starting at the bottom – spraying each section with a holding spray to make sure the curls to not drop out.
Get your hair done professionally
For those who do not trust themselves with a curling wand as far as they can throw themselves, it may be an idea to get your hair done by someone who is properly trained and experienced in the art of preparing hair for the red carpet and all occasions. This way, you can really discover your hairs true potential and learn a few things from the best in the business with a touch of pampering whilst you enjoy getting made up. There are many hair salons and hotels around the UK who are able to provide experienced and talented hairstylists to suit everyone (source: Rota).
However, for the ultimate luxury experience to get your hair award-season ready, head down to Charles Worthington Salons, located in Fitzroiva, Covent Garden and The City of London. Charles Worthington and his team of professionals have been tasked with preparing a number of well-known faces for the red carpet over the years, including Jodie Whittaker, Claire Foy, Emilia Fox and Dianna Ross – just to name a few.