How To Keep Your Party Perfect 'Do For Longer

24 July 2014 by

We all love getting our locks teased, styled and zhuzhed ready for a big night. Whether you plump for an intricate up-do, a bouncy blow-dry or perfect curls, the issue can be the next morning when your hair can look a little less glamorous. Bed head, kinks and general friction can turn your slick style into something of a mess. Never fear - sometimes, you can use that slept-on texture to your advantage for some seriously chic next day styles - dry shampoo at the ready...

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Cara's Perfect Curls

We love this girly-yet-tough look; movie star curls are complimented by the faux undercut fixed with a pretty barette. The ultimate in grown up glamour.


Cara's Mussed-Up Side Sweep

The second day, keep that pesky kink clipped back and brush through the lengths and muss up with Oribe's Dry Texturising Spray (£38.00, Space NK) for lived-in body.


Lindsey Wixson's Cute Quiff

This is a sweet rockabilly look that's perfect for when you want a bit of an edge to your up-do.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Lived-In Tresses

All that hairspray and pinning will probably give you some loose waves - work with them and smooth some Bumble & bumble Semi-Sumo (£21.50, [a target="_blank" href="">[/a]) through the lengths to polish ever so slightly and give texture.

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Rachel McAdam's Elegant Waves

This look is ladylike, but not too fussy. Perfect for a garden party or a summery BBQ.

Jane Froggatt's Low Pony

If your curls don't last until the next day perfectly, pull into a loose low pony and secure with a band. Spritz some Wella Professional Luxe SP Oil throught the ends to help define the waves and give some shine. (£19.95, [a target="_blank" href="">[/a])

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Kate Bosworth's Milkmaid Braids

We're still obsessed with this super-cute style. It might take a few YouTube tutorials to master, but this is a quirky twist on the updo that's actually pretty flattering.

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Nicola Peltz's Messy Bun

Braids do mean kinks though - and sometimes, it can be a little too reminisicent of the 90s crimped era. Shake some label.m Resurrection Style Dust (£12.25, [a target="_blank" href="">label.m[/a]) hair into the roots for lift and sweep up into a big ol' bun.

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Diane Kruger's 40s Curls

Trust Diane to nail this elegant, side-swept look. Keeping the curls ever so slightly loose like Diane's helps steer the style away from pageant queen territory.

Lydia Hearst's Beachy Braids

We can't confirm that Lydia took inspiration from Game of Thrones, however, we do love her crown of braids. When you brush out your curls, run some Phillip Kinglsey Preen Cream (£18.00, John Lewis) through the lengths to add polish.

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Kim Kardashian's Sleek Blow Dry

Kim K's known for her impossibly perfect hair at every waking momemnt, and this sleeker-than-sleek blow dry is no exception. Not a hair out of place, this is the perfect partner to a dramatic look.

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Selena Gomez's Textured Locks

If a few kinks and curls have appeared overnight, spritz some dry shampoo in at the roots and try Aveda's Briliant Spray-On Shine, £18.00, [a target="_blank" href="">[/a])


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