We’re all in full on holiday party planning mode by now — if you haven’t been to a seasonal soirée yet, you’re probably going to (at least) one this weekend. Whether you’re debating between wearing your hair up or down, what makeup look you’re going to go for, or just can’t decide which shoes to wear, dressing for events this time of year isn’t always easy. The holidays should be as stress-free as possible so you can fully enjoy them, which means most of us welcome hair + beauty hacks (Kylie Jenner mascara trick, anyone?) with open arms, because they make our lives a little easier and our looks a lot prettier — and they save us time.


When you’re putting the finishing touches on your holiday hair ‘do — most likely using a touch of hairspray to set your look — you can use the *can itself* as a tool to smooth your hair, according to this interview with Sarah Potempa, celeb hairstylist + inventor of the popular rotating curling iron the Beachwaver, in Allure. It’s super simple: Just spritz your hair as your normally would, regardless of whether you’re setting an updo or style that’s worn down, and then lightly roll the hairspray can over your hair to smooth down flyaways and round out your ‘do. This method is a much softer approach to eliminating flyaways than using a comb or a brush or adding more product to smooth those annoying little hairs down. Boom!

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