Problem Solvers

Get party-perfect hair with these essential styling aids

Hair falling flat? Whether you’re craving added ‘oomph’ or want a sexy coiffé-décoiffé effect, equipped with these mane-changing tools, treatments (and turbans… #natch) you’ll soon have party-perfect locks so you can really let your hair down…

Indulge your inner diva and treat tresses to a stint in hair rehab with one of Davines’ new treatment masks – painstakingly created to address a catalogue of hair nightmares (from {brittleness} to {build-up}), equip yourself with one of these and show your locks some love.

It’s also worth investing in a sexy SILKE {Hair Wrap} – not only are they faaaaaabulously Audrey Hepburn-esque, these chic (and silky) turbans both protect your locks from breakage while reducing frizz and even extending the time between washes. We’re obsessed with the Christmassy {Dita} confection – it makes your head look like a present (which can only be a good thing). 

Want to iron out kinks? Arm yourself with a strand-smoothing brush to add polish. RAINCRY’s deluxe offerings boast boar bristles and come in four sizes to tame every manner of mane. The {barrel} shape makes blow-drying a breeze – simply angle the blast down the shaft (from roots to tips), and slowly move the brush along the lengths – pausing at the roots to add some lift and create volume. 

Cloud Nine’s {The Original Iron} feature mineral-coated (temperature-controlled!) ceramic plates, to glide through your strands without causing tress trauma. Ideal for those who like to keep things sleek, these eliminate leftover frizz-causing moisture and seal each cuticle with a single stroke; minimising breakage while maximising shine for the ultimate, mirror-like, poker-straight style.

If you’re opting for an up-do then ensure you’re armed with {Easy-Up Do} by the legendary Sam McKnight. The man behind the world’s most-envied manes (Kate Moss and Kaia Gerber are the tips of his glittering client list), he calls this ‘hair grips in a can’ – it grants a bit of ‘grit’ to hold your bun or braids in place, without the tell-tale ‘crispiness’ you get with your gran’s hairspray.

Smooth your style with the Wet Brush {Shine Brush} – which boasts detangling and shine-enhancing bristles – then go forth and be GORGEOUS.

And if you’re feeling like a head of bed-head waves will be the icing on your festive outfit cake, then reach for Sam McKnight’s {Cool Girl} which grants a sexy, slept-in texture – especially when spritzed through hair that’s styled with Cloud Nine’s {The Waving Wand}.

And for maximum, Donna Summer-does-Studio 54 styling, look no further than Cloud Nine’s {The O Rollers} to create faaaaaabulous diva-worthy fullness. With ‘induction technology’ to heat rollers in seconds, these style your strands swiftly to grant you a tumbling mop of big, head-turning curls. Use a small bristle brush to gently backcomb for that retro, halo-esque effect then spritz with lashings of {Soft Hair Spray} for that ’70s aesthetic. Now you SHALL go to the disco…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…