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BEAUTY LESSONS

AN EDUCATION IN
GOOD HAIR DAYS

The definitive tools for mastering the art of the perfect mane, each and every day.
Written By Jayme Cyk
An Education on Good Hair Days | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY AROCH FOR THE VIOLET FILES

Your Global Entry has been approved; your tickets are booked. But no matter how idyllic the destination, a perfect getaway—or a even a cozy weekend at home with your mom—is only as perfect as your hair. And since vacation should be synonymous with carefree, we’ve compiled a product protocol for making your mane the envy of the resort. (You might even want to take it home with you.) Below, the essential elements for a great hair day any day—and anywhere. 

GOOD
hair DAYS

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Spray this texturizer 8 to 10 inches from your head to add impressive oomph to your tresses.

WHERE TO WEAR: Ideal for a night on the town where chance encounters are intentional.

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Starting with a nickel-size portion, work it thoroughly through strands (from top to bottom) for slicked-back appeal, or apply the glossy balm to ends for a smooth kick. The light-reflecting, mica-infused formula will dazzle under any light. 

WHERE TO WEAR: Pairs perfectly with a candlelight dinner and a charming companion.

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Stash this will-travel, flyaway-banishing trio in your carry-on. The Rene Furterer detangling spray smooths strands post–hair wash, while the Serge Normant finishing oil and Leonor Greyl serum protect and nourish ends, respectively, for high-wattage shine.

WHERE TO WEAR: Fireside cocktails after you settle in at the ski chalet.  

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Employ this dry shampoo when you’ve been jaunting around town and want to preserve your blowout for one more day. To maximize wear, spray at the roots for a little lift.

WHERE TO WEAR: The morning after a holiday soirée to prolong your pre-party coif.

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The perfect quick fix when you spend your holiday lounging poolside, where hair is susceptible to the elements. Comb through ends pre-swim and post-shower, then let your hair air-dry, or simply style it as usual.

WHERE TO WEAR: While donning a bathrobe in your hotel suite while the Champagne is on ice. 

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Your secret weapon when treating strands to a moisturizing hair mask. Comb thoroughly for silky, frizz-free tresses.

WHERE TO WEAR: Ideal for hair repair while on holiday in Mustique or making snow angels at home.  

in polite
society

In polite society, vacation ESSENTIALS include body oil, a Lisa Marie Fernandez BIKINI, and the cabana boy.  
— VIOLET GREY
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TAKE YOUR ROUTINE ON  
THE ROAD

Travel beautifully with these expert-approved road-tripping essentials.