Hair Care

By Kelly Hushin

If you’re anything like us, your stress over gift-giving during the holidays is compounded by stress over how to shape yourself up for holiday parties. A day of holiday shopping in Manhattan is enough to leave anyone frazzled – hair being one of the ordeal’s biggest victims. Often we have to head straight to a holiday party without much time to prep and prime. We say there is still hope. So while you approach the final throes of this mad season, pick up one of these three hair saviors, shove them in your purse and find a clean bathroom to do a 10-minute refresher before heading to your soirée.

If and when your hair starts to get a bit blah, whip this out of your purse, brush through and see an instant improvement. The KeratinComplex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder adds volume at the root through innovative technology, creative delivery and an exclusive pure hydrolyzed Keratin that permeates hair to nourish, strengthen and boost. The dry shampoo comes in neutral, brunette, and blonde, to match whatever shade you’re closest to. Available at

The Mini Vintage Dryer by Corioliss is not only convenient, its tres chic! Its lightweight, quite design is complemented by an adorable floral print. Even if your bag is packed to the gills, we suggest making room for this little guy, and potentially a small brush as well. No need to conceal this one – wait until you get to the party and bring it into the bathroom for a quick blow dry/brush fix on your roots. Anyone who sees it will envy you and your in-style planning. Available at

This one’s a big bigger and will only be portable if you’re carrying a pretty hefty bag around. Any tote sized bag should fit the new JFC8 John Frieda® Haircare Experts Tight Curls 1” Curling Iron. The reason we suggest bringing this tool is that its 30-second heat time up to 400°F will make it worth the carry. Curling limp strands is one of the easiest ways to make hair party ready, so you’ll be happy you did when it’s time to hit the town. Available at Ulta and CVS.

Originally published December 2011
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