I really admire the talent on YouTube. There are some amazing content out creators there, I just wish I had enough time in the day to watch all of the videos I’d like! To get you ready for New Year’s Eve parties, (and to save you money at the salon on a fancy hairstyle), I’ve compiled some of my favorite, easy-to-do hair tutorials that I’m confident you can recreate yourself at home.
But first, I wanted to share some of my own personal favorite products that can help you achieve a lasting style to get you through the night!
- Grab those bobby pins, you’re going to need them!
- A dry shampoo really helps add texture to your hair and gives it that second-day feel. Hairstyles always stay better on second-day hair for some reason! So if you struggle with fine hair, or just washed your hair—try Pantene Dry Shampoo. They’re affordable, and smell great!
- A teasing comb. You can find one just about anywhere, but this one from Cricket is easy to use if you’re teasing-challenged like I am!
- A thermal protectant is super important prior to blow drying your hair. Especially if you plan on hitting it with the high heat of a curling iron after. I like the Tea-Lightfully Clean Blow Dry Prep Mist from Herbal Essences, it will help protect against thermal damage, without weighing down your hair.
- If you’re planning on any of the easy updos in the videos below, try clear ouchless elastics. If you have dark hair, opt for black ones instead, just in case they peek through. Goody makes suitable ones that you can find at Target.
- A curling iron or curling wand. I’m a recent convert to curling wands. It took me a bit to get the hang of them, but I’m a fan of my purple one from NuMe.
- The finishing touch—you’ll need a hairspray that’s strong enough to keep your style all night, but not so strong that your hair looks too stiff. I love L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray, because it’s still soft and brushable, but yields great hold.