Team Players

Go-to finishing products and secrets to achieving festive hairstyles

Agadir Volumizing Hair Spray Firm Hold

“For volume and staying power, shake the client’s hair while she holds her head upside down, and add hairspray.” —Tom Mazy, sales director,


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Aloxxi Firm Hold Hairspray

“To lock in extra volume, flip the client’s head upside down and finger-toss strands, adding a light mist of firm-hold hairspray to the root area.” —Marilyn Cole, artistic advisor,

Redken Windblown 05 Dry Finishing Spray

“By adapting everyday cuts with styling, you create an impression. For example, you can transform a bob into a 40s-inspired look with dry finger waves, or fold it back into a disheveled french twist.” —Rodney Cutler, brand ambassador,

Goldwell StyleSign Big Finish Volume Hairspray

“Curl large sections of hair and clip. Once cool, use a soft boar-bristle brush on curls and finish with hairspray.” —Rona O’Connor, celebrity colorist,

Keratin Complex Iconic Polish High Shine Pomade

“When doing holiday hair, think of architecture. It’s all about building a secure base, using products that have traction and grip.” —Abraham Sprinkle, international creative team member,

Matrix Biolage Colorlast Shine Shake

“To polish and illuminate hair, spray this product onto damp hair; for even more staying power, apply it again after hair is dry.” —George Papanikolas, celebrity stylist,

Organic Colour Systems Control Finale Hairspray

“Finish the style with a nonaerosol spray because it provides more hold than an aerosol and is flexible enough to allow soft movement that will provide memory to a party style throughout the evening.” —Rebecca Gregory, education director,

Scruples High Definition Hair Spray

“To give holiday hair staying power without creating a helmet, use the proper foundation products to create workable texture and finish with a great hairspray.” —Mia Liguori McHugh, co-president of creative,

Truss Fluid Fix

“For curly-haired styles, choose a product that helps maintain the hair’s shape longer, such as one with fixation polymers.” —Priscilla Lopes, marketing manager,

ColorProof Evolved Color Care HardCore Epic Hold Color Protect Hairspray

“Hair is most manageable when it is in optimal health. In the weeks leading up to the holidays, get hair in tip-top shape with a maintenance regimen using moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, as well as a hair mask.” —Jim Markham, founder and CEO,