SWFL Hair Pro Philip Douglas's Tips For Gorgeous Getaway Locks
“My favorite vacation memory was spending an hour in the loo every day/night getting my hair ready.”
Said no one ever.
While my hairstylist Stephanie lopped nearly 4” of my lob last Friday, I noticed a new tome co-authored by salon owners Philip Douglas and Douglas Olson on the reception desk.
The title? “Look & Feel Like a Star.” I nabbed it immediately, and I’m happy to report that it’s a two-night read chock-full of smart tips on hair and skincare.
I 💖 these two Douglas individuals. in addition to being among Naples’ leading beauty pros, their philanthropic commitment to our community runs deep. From Humane Society Naples to May 9th’s upcoming Crazy Pantz runway show and auction benefiting the Pace Center for Girls, chances are, if there’s a fun aspect to a charitable party going on, they’re involved.
Back to matters at hand…
As we approach summer vacay time, my eyes popped when reading the section on product tips for keeping your hair looking great away from home.
Philip writes, “…frequently when traveling, you don’t have or want to take the time (to shampoo/blow dry). If you’re traveling for business, you’re probably on a very tight schedule. And if you’re traveling for pleasure, you don’t want to spend an hour every morning doing your hair.”
Ain’t that the truth!
Philip Douglas’s Tips
For Maxing Your Lewk
In No Time:
1. Try Dry
“The powder will refresh your hair enough so you can get another day or two out of your style before washing it. Not only is it a great way to extend your blowout, but it’s also a great styling aid, especially for updos…and as a volumizer.” (Note: buy the book for his judicious tips on best methods and products for your hair type.)
Read our last dry shampoo post for products we love right here. I’m also a fan of Quickie.Me foam (more precise) and spray (less messy), which comes in different formulations whether you’re sporting light or dark-hued hair.
2. Use Shampoo
For Oily Scalps
“It’s not something you’d want to use all the time, but a deep cleaning shampoo can help your hair stay cleaner longer.” One to try: silicone-free Kérastase Bain Divalent Shampoo.
3. Switch To
“Instead of a strong-hold hairspray, switch to a lighter hold hairspray so you can brush your hair easier the next day. And the same if you’re using mousse or gel.”
My pal Colleen is a beauty-product junkie who turned me onto Bumble + bumble’s Surf Spray years ago when she was living in my apartment after working in the White House. I still love it, especially since moving to Florida, as it gives my waves a little extra oomph.
4. Wet It + Let It Go
Rinse your hair with warm water, “and just put a little conditioner on it. Let it sit for a minute and rinse out. Conditioners will frequently lift any excessive oil or product in your hair.” There’s a slew of good ones out there, but if you’ve yet to try Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner, give it a go.
Many of Philip’s preferred light products are aerosol applications. Before the TSA snatches your stash, consider hitting a local beauty emporium either at the airport or before heading to your hotel.
And a little research on your hotel’s loo amenities might save you time and money: many boutique and chains alike are stepping up the quality of the bath and hair products they provide so you might be able to skip purchasing conditioner. That said, I’ve yet to encounter a hotel room - even at the 5-star level - providing styling products.
No matter where you’re heading this summer, using these tips ensure your on-location vacation Insta selfies will still look great.
(BEAUTEOUS) PHOTO ABOVE: CHEN ZO