HOLIDAY HAIR SECRETS Q&A
Moroccanoil Artistic Director, Antonio Corral Calero, Shares his Secrets for Perfect Holiday Hair
1. What is your secret for women to keep hair healthy and glowing in the holiday season?
Healthy hair during the holidays starts with a great shampoo and conditioner. I recommend using Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Moisture Repair Conditioner to help restore moisture, making the hair look and feel healthier. Once a week treat your hair to a rich hydrating mask, such as Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. The daily use of Moroccanoil Treatment will also help to keep your hair manageable, healthy, and provide the perfect foundation for styling any holiday look.
2. What is a must-have holiday time hair styling essential I should always have in my bag?
Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine is a holiday season must! It provides an invisible veil of pure, luminous “red carpet” shine to create a smooth, radiant finish for any special occasion. I also always have a small bottle of Moroccanoil Treatment - it is the ideal touch-up tool to smooth flyaways and provide a healthy finish to any style.
3. Can you suggest a hair look that can be transitioned from day to night for after-work holiday parties?
When it comes to transitioning a look from day to night simplicity is the way to go. Try transitioning a regular braid or ponytail into a loose side ponytail or low side braid letting it fall over your shoulder and pull out a few soft pieces of hair to frame the face for effortless chic glamour.
4. Women love winter hats. What’s a quick fix for flat, limp ‘hat hair’?
Flat hair can easily be fixed by rubbing a small amount of Moroccanoil Treatment (or Moroccanoil Treatment Light) between your hands and running through your hair– the hydration will remove static and frizz, transforming your hair from flattened and dull to lifted and shiny.
For even more lift, flip your hair and use a light spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium for flexible movement and light texture.
5. What is your favorite hair look for New Year’s parties and the holiday season?
Getting ready for New Year’s parties and the holiday season festivities can be so much fun because you can really play around with different looks! Once you select a fabulous outfit you can create a beautiful hair look that will best complement your style. Personally, I love when women have a beautiful, detailed dress and style their hair with a soft bun to elongate the neck and really show off the dress, creating an elegant and glamorous feel.
If you are wearing an open back dress, I recommend pulling the hair back in a low loose bun with a few pieces falling down the back to enhance the cut of the dress as well as highlight your gorgeous features! A quick tip if you are wearing big statement earrings – be sure to wear the hair back, away from the face, to showcase your accessories. No matter what, make sure to keep your hair look simple and soft this season to enhance your natural shine!
6. What is your opinion on holiday hair accessories? Which are you top picks?
Hair accessories are really going to play a part in the trends this holiday season. I love antique accessories that blend in nicely and accentuate the hair in a soft way and are not too glittery or shiny. I recommend choosing a hair accessory that highlights a complete outfit, for example, if you have a big hair accessory go light on other jewelry to balance the complete look.
7. What are some hair care tips for people traveling during the holiday season?
When travelling, hair tends to dehydrate much like your skin does, due to changes in the environment, so I recommend bringing with you a deep conditioning mask, such as the travel size Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. It will infuse hair with the extra hydration it needs to keep it looking healthy throughout your holiday travels. It’s a must after a long flight which can really dehydrate the hair.
8. What is a cute date-night hairstyle for the holidays?
During the holidays there will be plenty of date nights that you need to get ready for! No matter what, you always want to make sure your hair looks healthy and beautiful - especially when dating! Start your gorgeous look by prepping the hair with the Moroccanoil Treatment before styling to set the foundation for any style. For a cute date-night look, I would definitely suggest a stylish headband, and then finish the look with a spritz of the Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to add an instant red carpet shine no-one can resist!
9. If you’ve been in the kitchen all day preparing your fabulous holiday meal, what are some quick hair tips to spruce up any look?
If you have been cooking all day I recommend washing your hair because your hair absorbs the oils and smoke from the kitchen. For an easy, elegant look, after the hair is washed, pull the hair back into a loose bun or let it dry naturally working in a bit of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from mid length to ends as a leave-in conditioner for added moisture and soft hold.
10. What is your favorite holiday time destination? / Where are you spending the holidays this season?
I love Thailand and Ibiza – people from all over the world travel there and I love to find inspiration from the different cultures and bohemian chic trends. This year, however, I am going for the first time to Bali to experience the culture, feel inspired and relax to get ready for an exciting new year!