EXPERT Q&A: Holiday Hair Tips from the Frederic Fekkai Team

Posted 12/02/11 at 04:36AM by Audrey Fine

With the party season upon us, we turned to our go-to hair gurus at Frederic Fekkai to respond to four reader-submitted holiday hair questions.

Here's what they had to say.

Q: Which hairstyle do I have to try this holiday season? -- Lorianne S., Brooklyn, N.Y.

A: The Fekkai team is loving messy, loose curls this holiday. Inspired by downtown models and their chic ease, our team is making traditional looks edgy this holiday season with updated versions of classics. For example, we are taking loose curls and destructing them by working through the perfect locks with Frederic Fekkai COIFF Magnifique Ultra Light Finishing Creme, $25. The product whips hair into its softest, sexiest shape, floating through layers to add ideal definition and shape without the crunch.

Q: To me, holiday hair is all about SHINE. How can I get mine to be as shiny and healthy as possible in time for all the festivities? -- Melanie M. Pittsburgh, Penn. A: Shiny hair is the perfect accessory for the holiday season. Here's how to maximize your wattage. Begin by cleaning with Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo, $25. Rinse and follow with Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner$25. Apply, concentrating on the ends, comb through, and rinse.
Blot excess water from your hair, then apply Frederic Fekkai Coiff Ironless Straightening Balm, $25, and comb through to distribute.
Pre-dry hair by flipping the head upside down and drying the roots first. Then with a large round brush, dry each section with tension, pulling up and away. Slide the brush -- don't turn the brush. Dry completely to keep hair sleek. Finish with a shot of cool air. Then apply Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, $34, to the ends for all-day sleekness and shine.

Q: What's the biggest holiday hairstyle no-no? -- Linda M., Redwoods, Calif.

A: The holiday season is not a time for over-the-top hair. Your look should be enhanced, not completely changed. Think of a big event or holiday as a time to improve your current hairstyle. Perhaps you can enhance a natural wave with a strategically placed crystal barrette for a festive flair. Or, you can take a few extra moments to spray Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist, $25, to your locks for that mirror finish that just screams "bright and festive."

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