Sephora talked to famed Hairdresser Oscar Blandi who has his own line of hair products and celebrity clients include Kelly Ripa and Jennifer Lopez. Oscar in his own words said “My favorite party hair look is always halfup, half down. It’s not too formal, yet is a little more than your everyday style. It’s also uplifting and flattering to have some hair pulled away from the face. Always attempt any up do the day after washing your hair. Hair that is a little dirty holds better. Use my Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray, too, to remove any excessive oil and give roots a boost.”
For his ‘must-have’ holiday product? Blandi prefers his Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray; “a necessity to create any look. It not only offers a long-lasting flexible hold, but also volumizes hair and fights frizz instantly.” Blandi also shared a styling tip for your Holiday hair; “Always curl hair prior to putting it up, using either a one-inch iron or hot rollers. And be sure to accessorize- adding a vintage pin or jewel will take style from day to evening.”
Oscar Blandi has a full line of products from shampoos, conditioners, to styling products. My personal favorite is the Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum. This serum not only smells amazing but leaves your hair feeling soft and looking shiny. It you curl your flat iron your hair, pump a dollop on your hand and rub your hands together and gently polish the ends of your hair working up half way. It adds shines, prevents frizz and will leave your hair smelling great throughout the night. This also works as a great heat protectant on damp hair prior to blowdrying.
While the price of $35 might have some skeptical, I will say a little goes a long way. I use this product about 3 to 5 times a week and I bought it three months ago and it’s still over half full. It also worked well with my other styling products particularly when I use hairspray I get scared about serums adding uneven weight or ‘breaking down’ the hold, but this product seems to add to the smoothness and softness I want. I don’t personally like hair that is hard, greasy, ’crunchy’ and untouchable which is why I love this serum because it’s not too thick where you feel you need to wash your hair, or too thin where you feel it does nothing for you.
To add more glamour while still maintaining a youthful glow to your celebrity inspired look. I recommend a light silvery or platinum lid full of sparkle and shine, luminous skin, and nude lips. Remember when Jennifer Lopez performed alongside Tom Cruise for the MTV Movie Awards? Well her star power was showing with her fun curls slightly pulled back paired with a silvery lid and nude lips with luminous glowing skin. This look is perfect for holiday parties because it’s a festive look but not overpowering for those you tend to stray away from more vibrant colors.