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Q: Hi Tony, I have an important event coming up for New Year’s Eve and I want to look my best. I’d love to do something special with my hair, but I’m not very skilled at doing anything beyond blow-drying it.

Can you suggest some easy updos or anything else that might help my hair to look more special? I have medium-length hair that is naturally wavy. I would say I have an average amount of hair. It’s not coarse but not fine either.

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Happy to try any styling products/tools/hair accessories that you suggest! Thank you! — Jen

A: Jen, that’s a great question. You can go in a variety of different directions with your look. I’m glad you already blow-dry your hair because that helps a lot with you being playful with it.

I always ask my clients: “What does the dress look like?” That is the most important question when it come to doing updos for events.

I would start with a great blow-dry and some loose waves, and then decide which way you want to go. 

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