Lena Park asks a hair-obsessed bartender to weigh in.
Since Drybar offers cocktail-inspired blowouts and products to match, the Sephora Glossy asked Seattle bar owner, mixologist, and hair junkie Heather Allard for some tips on adding extra finesse to cocktails you can master at home.
THE MAI TAI: Loose, beachy waves
THE LOOK: “This is my favorite look to rock, especially when I have to help out on the floor because it keeps its flirty, natural-looking style even when I sweep it back into a loose ponytail.”
THE RECIPE: Splash of Hot Toddy Heat Protector and Frizz Fighter + double shot of Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse + dash of the Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray + garnished with The Chaser.
THE DRINK TICKET: “If I’m sipping on one of these during the day, ideally while sitting by the pool, I like to add a little splash of lemon-lime soda for a refreshing, effervescent kick.”
THE MANHATTAN: Sleek and straight
THE LOOK: “Because it’s so easy to wear, this is what I consider the go-to ‘bestie date night’ look. It always catches the guys’ attention.”
THE RECIPE: Splash of Hot Toddy Heat Protector and Frizz Fighter + Cream Soda Smoothing Cream + topped off with 100 Proof Treatment Oil.
DRINK TICKET: “Soak a real bing cherry in brandy to find an unexpectedly tasty treat at the end of this smooth drink.”
THE COSMO: Sexy, loose curls
THE RECIPE: Splash of Hot Toddy Heat Protector and Frizz Fighter + double shot of Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse + generous free pours of Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray + The Chaser Shine Pomade for sexy, loose curls.
THE LOOK: “I love seeing chicks walk into the place with hair like this. You can tell guys definitely dig the playful, sassy vibe that this look gives off.”
DRINK TICKET: “Instead of muddling cranberry juice and limes, go for a twist and mix a flavored vodka together with fresh blueberries and pomegranate juice.”
THE UP-TINI: A shaken—not stirred—twist on a classic style.
RECIPE: Splash of Hot Toddy Heat Protector and Frizz Fighter + Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray
THE LOOK: “I reserve this sultry, sophisticated up-do for special summery nights when I want to show a little kissable neck. Sensual and classy—a win in my book.”
DRINK TICKET: “To make your martini a little smokier, throw in a splash of your favorite scotch and some homemade Roquefort-stuffed olives. My best friend’s and my go-to to unwind after a long night at work!”