Expensive Holiday Hair for Less

1. High Shine
Healthy hair is well-conditioned and never, ever frizzy. To keep our clients’ strands extra-shiny, we often have them come in for biweekly deep-conditioning treatments (at $25). Get similar results at home by using a weekly deep conditioner, containing bamboo protein.

We Recommend: Alfaparf Reparative Mask, $32

2. Natural-Looking Color
Now “natural-looking color” is not necessarily the hue you were born with.  It’s just a shade that looks so good on you, you should have been born with it. The secret? Keep your base within three shades of your real hue.  Then, if you want to really lighten, get highlights. Ditto to go red: Brassy red [a frequent result of at-home coloring] is the enemy of chic. Color placement is key for a natural look. At Aspen Grove Salon we can maximize the longevity of your color so it saves you both time and money.
Who’s Got It: Beyoncé Knowles
We Recommend: Ombre Color

3. Simple, Chic Accessories
You’d never find a scrunchie on a socialite’s strands. If you’re going to wear your hair up or back, invest in a hair accessory that is leather, suede, or laden with jewels — materials that say, “This cost some cash.” Many of our clients favor scarves from Hermès ($295 and up), but we’ve found less-expensive alternatives: a leather headband, a cotton printed scarf, and a (real!) croc pony wrap.
Who’s Got It: Nicole Kidman
We Recommend: Emilio Pucci cotton scarf, $45; Frédéric Fekkai genuine crocodile pony wrap, $80

4. A Classic Cut
Rich-girl hair is not overly trendy (a woman with expensive strands is unlikely to copy a sitcom star’s much-coveted cut). Rather, moneyed locks are usually close to one length — but with a twist, like bangs or long layers. Also, since split ends would be a travesty, six-week trims are a must. Remember, precision cuts will be the difference between you and the girl standing next to you. People will notice the difference and comment on your cut, even standing in line at the grocery store. Years of cutting training show up with beautiful lines and the movement of your cut.
Who’s Got It: Julianne Moore

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