I always face the same dilemma when I’m preparing for a vacation.
I want to pack light because, no matter how chic my luggage is, it’s a pain to schlep from point A to point B. But when I’m traveling, I also want to look like the best possible version of myself—not just for my Instagram, but for that sense of contentment that only comes when you are 100 percent comfortable in your own skin, and you’re doing the things you love with the ones you love.
So what’s a globetrotting girl to do? For starters, pack full-service hair products that can do it all. Here are some of our favorites.
If you’re going to the beach… Pack this Wave Spray from the new product line Ouai Haircare. The brainchild of Jen Atkin (hairstylist to stars like Chrissy Teigen and Khloe Kardashian), this weightless texture mist adds hold without the crunch you get in most beach sprays. $26 at Sephora locations and theouai.com.
If you’re going on an urban escape… Going on a shopping trip to New York, Paris or Milan? A healthy dose of R+Co’s Foil Frizz + Static Control Spray before you leave the hotel will keep fly-aways at bay no matter how many ensembles you try on. $27 at Skyline Downtown Salon and Belle Epoque.
If you’re going on a European holiday…Whether you’re backpacking through Europe or doing a five-star tour, when multiple destinations are on the itinerary you need low-maintenance hair care. Before you hit the road, treat your locks to a blow-out using Oribe’s Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Créme—the shining, soft results will last for days. $68 at Flock…A Fancy Salon and Lumine Salon.
If you’re in for an adventure …Sometimes, you just need your hair out of your face. If you are zip lining through Costa Rica or taking a cooking class in London, pull your hair into a pony and use Eufora’s Dry Wax Spray for a sleek finish. Available at Studio 39 Salon.
If you’re taking the kids …You have no time for heat styling. So leave the hair dryer and the curling wand at home and pack Bumble and bumble’s air-dry embracing Don’t Blow It styling crème. It adds texture and volume, and boasts UVA and UVB filters to protect against the sun. $31 at Primp and Bijin Salon & Day Spa.