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The wise woman, Iris Apfel, once said that «if your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything». Well, when we’re heading for a weekend in a big city we’re certainly in need of that. Why? Because we’re planing big sunglasses, fancy dresses and lavish coats from dusk to dawn. So, if you – like us – love to make the most of your wardrobe when traveling, keep reading! Because we’ve gathered Art Director and leader of Nikita’s Creative Team, Nikita Laila Høgset Pettersen’s best tips for travel-hair. We’re talking everything you need; from boarding to a fancy dinner. So, dear reader, we hope you like it.
First thing first: these are the products you will need for that proper- hair day:
WHAT YOU NEED AT HOME
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU
Dry texturizing Shampoo from Eleni & Chris, shampoo from Moroccanoil, conditioner from Moroccanoil, hairbrush from Kevin Murphy, hairspray from Oribe, heatprotection lotion fromMacadamia, hair-oil from Eleni & Chris, hair-ties from Kicks and bobbypins from Kicks.
According to Høgset Pettersen, a little trick is to start at home. This will not only provide more room for dresses and coats, it can also save you a lot of time, which you can spend on well, finding those perfect shoes.
1. HAVE YOUR BORDING PASS READY!
Start by prepping your hair well; a ton of cool styles can be achieved if your hair is prepared and ready to go first! So, wash, blowdry and curl your hair. Use minimum of products to start with; a little rootlifter and heatprotection goes a long way.
Brush the hair back to the top of the head and tie with a hair-tie. Divide the ponytail into two and twist the two tails in opposite directions. Now twist the whole tail around the base and pin the bun with hairpins. Pssst…
For an extra detail you can braid the hair at the back and pin it around the bun.
2. PREPARE FOR SOME SERIOUS SHOPPING
Let the bun down and brush carefully through the curls with a brush, or even just your fingers. Smooth some hair-oil on the lengths of the hair to rehydrate and control frizz and voilà, you’re ready for the stores!
Piers Macdonald for Moroccanoil/ Temperley London AW17.
3. WHEN DINNER IS SERVED
Divide your hair from the crown and ear to ear, and tie the hair at the back in a low ponytail. Brush through carefully. Backcomb the front and spray with a dryshampoo, before you pull one side back and secure it with a hairpin around the ponytail. Do the same with the other side. Pull a little at the hair that goes into the ponytail to create some volume over the crown area. Finish with hairspray. L.O.V.E!
THE WONDER PRODUCT
Dryshampoo from Eleni&Chris saves the weekend! Gives the hair volume and texture, and it will also take care of oily roots so that your blowout lasts longer.
(The source has commercial- collaborations with Wella and Eleni & Chris)
All photos: Harpersbazaar.com