Wave goodbye to party hair woes. From super-strength hairspray to a non-pulling hairband, with these instant beauty saviours on your desk, you'll be well prepared for any last-minute Christmas soirees.

1. Curling tongs

GHD Curve Nocturne Soft Curl Tong, £120

When you don't have hours to get your tresses party-ready, an easy-to-use curling tong is a must-have. Adding loose curls to sections of varying thickness adds volume for a laid-back glam look - and it only takes ten minutes.

GHD Curve Nocturne Soft Curl Tong, £120

2. Detangling brush

Tangle Teezer Gold Rush Compact Styler

If you don't already own a Tangle Teezer, then what have you been waiting for? These handy brushes mean you can detangle and tame your locks in seconds, without any pulling or pain.

Tangle Teezer Gold Rush Compact Styler, £13.50

3. Colour fixer

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Holding out on your next colour until just before Christmas? Don't stress. Say goodbye to troublesome roots with this wonder powder. Simply brush it on, let it set for a minute or two and shake off any excess.

Color Wow Root Cover Up in Dark Brown, £28.50

4. Dry conditioner

Aveda Shampure Dry Conditioner 100ml

Where dry shampoo can feel heavy and weigh your hair down, dry conditioner does the opposite. Full of natural oils, a few sprays of this formula from Aveda will instantly smooth and condition any stressed-out mane.

Aveda Shampure Dry Conditioner 100ml, £26

5. Hairband


If in doubt, put it up. Although the idea of a tight up-do could seem unappealing after a long shift, this new innovation might just save the day. Non-pulling and pain-free, you'll want a few of these bobbles to hand at all times.

Invisibobble Christmas Cracker Trio, £12

6. Hairspray

Aveda Brilliant Hairspray 250ml

Spraying an aerosol at your desk might not be the most thoughtful of actions, so it's best to opt for a 'spray' product, like this long-lasting fix from Aveda. With shine and and definition, you'll be ale to dance the night away, worry-free.

Aveda Brilliant Hairspray 250ml, £18