Hairstyles That Will Last the Whole Night (Thanks to the Best Paul Mitchell® Styling Products)

When you work hard on your hair before a big night out, you want to feel confident that your look will last the entire evening. That’s why, this month, we’re celebrating a core collection of unsung heroes—our long-lasting Paul Mitchell® legacy styling products: Super Clean Spray®, Freeze and Shine Super Spray®, Soft Spray®, Super Clean Sculpting Gel® and Dry Wax™. These five Paul Mitchell® styling products have gained loyal fan followings over the years for a good reason—they always get the job done. Read on to learn about each product and how to use them to create elegant, long-lasting hairstyles.

Meet Our Paul Mitchell® Legacy Styling Products:

Meet our all-star line-up. Work these products—including a few that have been with us since the very beginning—into your styling arsenal to ensure your ‘do doesn’t disappear before the stroke of midnight.

    Super Clean Spray® (Loved since 1988): Known for its clean, touchable finish, it features conditioning agents that boost body and shine.
    Soft Spray® (Loved since 1980): One of the best hairsprays for a natural, flexible finish, it reactivates with heat or water for easy restyling.
    Super Clean Sculpting Gel® (Loved since 1986): This powerful formula is great for expertly forming hard-to-hold looks and perfecting the “wet hair” look.
    Dry Wax™ (Loved since 2000): Known for matte and moldable control and creating piecey texture, this styler is ideal for lived-in looks.

Long-Lasting Special Occasion Hairstyles to Create with These Timeless Products:

Put our legacy styling products to the test to create wedding-approved and New Year’s Eve-enduring hairstyles.

A Ballerina-Inspired Bun Hairstyle

You may not be the star of Swan Lake, but you’ll be the star of any event you attend when you sport a sleek, timeless bun hairstyle. Whether you’re headed to a black-tie affair or an upscale summer wedding, a beautiful bun is always an excellent pick. One of the easiest updos to create, a bun is a suitable style for both novice hairstylists and accomplished at-home stylers.

    1. Start with clean, dry hair. Slick back hair using Super Clean Sculpting Gel® and work your hair into a high, tight ponytail at the top of your head.
    2. Split your ponytail into two sections. Wrap each section in opposite directions around the base of your ponytail creating a twisted top knot. Secure your knot in place with hair pins around the base. (For more of a polished look, tuck the ends into your elastic before pinning. For an undone bun hairstyle, leave the ends out. Then, add piecey texture to your loose ends by applying Dry Wax™.)
    3. Whatever route you choose—chic, messy bun or polished, top knot—lock in your look with Super Clean Spray®, crunch-free hairspray that lasts.

A Top Knot with a Twist (Or a Braid!)

Want to take your top knot to another level? A twist on the timeless bun, this braided updo will prove a standout style worthy of any special occasion. Opt for a twisted look or a stunning braided hairstyle as you follow the steps below.

    1. Grab your Teasing Brush and delicately brush your hair against the grain to add volume.
    2. Work your hair into a high ponytail, using Super Clean Spray® to set your ponytail and help you tame flyaways.
    3. Break the ponytail into two or three sections—two to create a twist and three to create a true braid. Twist the two sections or braid the three sections together and secure at the end with elastic.
    4. Wrap your braid or twist around the base of your ponytail. Pin it into place and pull the ends through the top for piecey definition.

A Glamorous Wavy Hairstyle with a Deep Side Part

Elevate your beach waves for an upscale occasion and opt for a gorgeous wavy hairstyle. Whether you’re looking for soft old Hollywood-inspired waves or a wavy hairstyle with a piecey modern twist, we’ll show you how to get ready for your perfect night out.

    1. While your hair is still damp create a deep side part, using the arch of your eyebrow to gauge roughly where to divide your hair.
    2. To lock your part in place, grab your Express Ion Dry+ Dryer and focus on drying your part, as well as any damp hair.
    3. After prepping hair with Hot Off the Press , one of our best heat protectant sprays, grab your Express Gold Curl 1.25” Curling Iron. Start with one side of the head and working top to bottom, begin to curl sections of your hair. Top sections should be elevated up high while being curled. Gradually drop the elevation as you work down the head.
    4. Once all hair is curled, grab your dressing brush and carefully brush out the curls—starting at the bottom and working your way up top. For a piecey look with more definition, ditch the brush. Pick up Dry Wax™ and work the product evenly between your palms. Run your hands through your curls to break them up.
    5. Spray hair with a generous mist of Soft Spray® for a gorgeous, touchable hold.

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