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HAPPY NEW HAIR; It's the biggest night out of the year. And whatever you're doing, your hair should look good. Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Caroline Sanderson, of Ego Hair Design in Inverness, brings you her top tips for Hogmanay styles.


Low pony Gwyneth Paltrow A timeless classic. Choose your parting, pull your hair to the nape of your neck with a brush for a sleek sophisticated Gwyneth look or with your hands for a looser, softer, sexier look like Maria Menounos. Secure the pony with a band, leaving a section out to wrap around the band.

Messy updo Eva Longoria Start by curling your hair with straighteners or a wand. Using a texture dust, apply your product to the roots of your hair. This will give volume and hold and the messy texture we are going for. Using kirby grips, pin your hair to the side. This doesn't have to be done precisely - this look is not meant to look neat and tidy. Use mini bands to secure the hair before pinning if you have to. Finish off with hairspray or shine spray.

Classic French Braids Amanda Seyfried Make a middle parting from the top of the head to the nape of the neck, creating two pieces. Work a moulding wax throughout. Begin plaiting a French braid with one half. Start by using small pieces of hair, so the braid lies flat on the head, gradually pulling larger and larger sections as you go down. Secure, then repeat on the other side. Both braids can be looped into buns and pinned in place.

Wet look Rita Ora This simple style looks glamorous and classy and it can be done with short or long hair. When your hair is wet, blowdry it all back with a strong hold mousse or lotion. Straighten as normal if needed, then finish by combing a gel or wax through the sides and top. For a superquick party, forget washing - just add the product to dry straight hair.

Razzle dazzle Beyonce A simple way to add some bling to your Hogmanay hair. Find your local salon stockist of Hair Dazzles and ask them to apply. The application is swift and they cost from 50p per strand. You can add the strands to sleek looks or updos to add some extra New Year Bling like Beyonce.

Wavy bob Caroline Flack Ideal for a no-fuss party look and you won't have to worry about it all night. All you need is a curling wand, hairspray and a pintail comb. Wrap thicker sections around the wand. Do this until all of it is loose and wavy, using your pintail comb to brush the waves out in sections while back-combing at the root. This will add texture and bounce. Add hairspray and rub your fingers through to add a rough texture look.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Dec 30, 2015
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