What is the first step in getting hair party ready?
Prep the hair with the correct products. Try Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo and Redken’s Iron Shape 11 heat protector spray.
How do you decide whether to go for up-do party hair or let your tresses flow?
It depends on the occasion. For a more sophisticated event, go for hair up and if it’s more relaxed keep it down. It does not necessarily make a difference if the hair is long or short as hair pieces can always be added but start with the outfit and the overall look you are trying to achieve.
What are the key essential tools you need to create a look?
A backcombing brush and straighteners, tongs, wands etc. They can make the look a lot more polished.
How do I protect my hair over the party season?
Heat protector is the key to protecting all hair types and comes in very handy when having different looks over the party season.
Do I have to be young to follow the current glitter trend and how crazy can I go for a party look?
Any age can carry off the glitter look and the Christmas season is the best time of the year to get creative with glitter. The more glitter at Christmas the better, but you need to own it.
What about adding some colour?
In order to give your hair more sparkle over the party season, you can add in coloured hair pieces which can create a different look for a party night out.
How do you keep an updo looking good throughout the night?
A secure foundation is the key to a long-lasting updo. Prep the hair well and finish off with a strong hold hairspray.
Lockonego’s co-founder Jonathan Long is currently the UK ambassador for Redken’s HEATCURE and one of the most sought-after celebrity hairdressers in London. Known for his signature ‘artistic but wearable’ styling, and adding his personal touch to every cut, Jonathan has an ever-expanding following of clients, including Mischa Barton, Caroline Stanbury, Sienna Miller, Yasmin Le Bon and Pippa Middleton. Jonathan is also the creator of #thecarolinecut for Ladies of London actress, Caroline Stanbury. Recently he headed up the creative styling team for Pringle and Eun Jeong at London Fashion Week and The Triumph Inspiration Awards.
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