From Desk to Dancefloor: Hair Styling Tips From Royal Hairdresser Richard Ward

It is coming up to the festive season and we all know what that means… Christmas parties! More often than not, your work Christmas party will take place on a weekday, meaning the classic struggle of changing from day to night whilst in the office. Celebrity and royal hairdresser, Richard Ward shares his best desk to dancefloor hair tips…

Royal & celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward is founder of premium detangling brand Tangle Angel

After a long day at work, your hair can often feel flat and lifeless. A simple and effective way to revive limp locks is with a generous spritz of dry shampoo into the roots – this will create instant volume, body and texture.

For loose waves in the evening, apply a leave-in conditioner or curl setting product to the lengths and ends of damp hair in the morning and then sweep back into a low, loose bun. The product will help set the wave whilst you are at work during the day; just take the bun out after work and run your fingers through the curls for undone waves. You can apply a little serum to tame any frizz.

A very quick way to change up your look for the evening is to simply change your parting! If you usually like to wear it in the middle, flip it over to the side for instant lift and volume and set with a mist of hairspray to keep it in place.

A sleek ponytail is a fab way to look polished with minimal effort involved – all you need is a hairbrush and shine spray or serum. Brush your hair back and gather into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Secure with an elastic and wrap a piece of hair around the band to hide it, then secure with a hair grip; to finish, slick down any stray hairs or frizz with a spritz of shine spray or a pump of serum.

Adding an accessory is a really easy, striking way to take your look from day to night. Alice bands, jewelled pins and brooches are all effective options to transform a simple look into something more party-ready.

Clip-in hair pieces are amazing for making a statement with low effort! For a striking party look, part hair at the side and smooth into a ponytail at the side of the neck. Add a clip-in hairpiece such as Hair Rehab London’s The Wrap Ponytail for a perfect evening style in under five minutes.

Richard Ward is hairdresser to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

The Tangle Angel Compact Pro is the perfect 2 in 1 for on the go styling. As both a hairbrush and a compact mirror it will soon become your best friend. Due to its size the compact pro is handy to keep in your work bag and can be used for touch ups whilst you’re out and about.

With these styling tips you can still look fabulously festive even after a busy day at work.

About the Expert

Royal and celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward is one of the industry’s leading hairdressers, owner of one of Chelsea’s super stylish salons and founder of premium detangling brand Tangle Angel and the hugely successful range of wet products, Richard Ward Chelsea London.

Richard is globally renowned for his on-going and long-standing role as hairdresser to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess of Wessex. With his resulting trademark Chelsea Blow Dry, his ethos is to ensure women leave the salon both looking and feeling beautiful. His vast and loyal clientele and globally renowned career highlights are testament to his core salon role as one of the most exceptional hairdressers of his generation.

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