Travel Beauty :: Travel Hair Tips from Celebrity Stylist Michael Shaun Corby

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When he's not styling the locks of celebs like Rosario Dawson or Nicole Richie, leading a team at NY and LA Fashion Week or traveling the world representing Alterna Haircare as their Global Creative Director, Michael Shaun Corby is busy working on the next best hair tricks and trends. This hair guru found time to sit down with TripStyler to discuss what he thinks are the easiest and most gorgeous hairstyles for travel. Next time you're beaching in Bora Bora, pounding the pavement in Prague or weekending at the cabin, take inspiration from these 4 day- to night styles!

Best All-Around Daytime Style: The Braided Updo Celebrity inspiration: Sienna Miller celeb inspired hairstyles for travel This look is incredibly chic but also functional for travel as it keeps hair away from the face and off your neck. Second-day hair is fine for this style.

Get the look

  • Section off a small portion of the hair at the top of the head, starting behind one ear, going across the head to the other ear. Gather the back portion of the hair into a temporary ponytail to keep each section separate.
  • French braid the smaller section starting by one ear, braiding across the head along to the other ear. Secure the braid with a small pin.
  • Undo the ponytail and gather the rest of the hair and lightly twist it into a soft, loose bun. Use pins to secure this hair to the head, giving you a casual, relaxed updo.
  • Finish with Alterna's Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray over the entire look to keep it fresh and hold it all day.

Best 3-Minute Style: The Poufy Pony Celebrity inspiration: Jessica Alba best 3-min style for travel I love how polished and sophisticated a simple ponytail can be. Again, the hair is off the shoulders and neck, perfect for travel. Freshly washed and blow-dried hair or second-day hair work for this style.

Get the look

  • If starting with freshly washed hair, blow dry straight with a round brush using Alterna's Bamboo Smooth Kendi Pure Treatment Oil to control frizz and keep hair smooth all day.
  • Take a small amount of Alterna's Caviar Extreme Wax into your hands and warm the formula by rubbing your palms together. Use palms to gently smooth the wax onto dry hair from mid-shaft to the ends and along the sides of the head. Don't use too much, a dime's worth should work for most hair types and avoid the top of the head as you will be creating volume there.
  • Very carefully back-comb the top portion of the hair at the crown to get some lift and volume. Use a brush to lightly comb back over the top to smooth it out, making sure not to brush over the volume.
  • Gather hair into a ponytail keeping the volume at the crown and smoothing the sides of the head. Secure with an elastic.
  • Spray the entire look with Alterna's Caviar Extra-Hold Hair Spray to maintain the volume, add shine, and for all-day hold.

Best Quick Overnight Style: Beach Waves Celebrity inspiration: Kate Hudson best beach hair look + travel beauty This laidback beach style can be created the night before, making getting ready super quick and easy. I would recommend this look for the beach, as you might want your hair up and off your shoulders if you're sightseeing.

Get the look

  • Starting with damp or dry hair, divide the hair into small sections all around the head, twisting each section into a small bun. Secure each bun with an elastic.
  • The following morning, undo each bun and use fingers to lightly loosen the waves.
  • Spray with a texturizing spray like Alterna's Summer Hair Rx Ocean Waves Spray (which also has full UVA/UVB protection).

Best Nighttime Style: The Sleek Bun Celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Lopez best nighttime travel hairstyle This sleek look will take you from resort casual to urban chic in a matter of minutes. Add some dangly earrings and you are set with this HOT look!

Get the look

  • Create a part. You can do a center or side part, whatever suits you best.
  • Take a small amount of Alterna's Caviar Extreme Wax into your hands and warm the formula by rubbing your palms together. Use palms to gently smooth the wax onto dry hair from root to tips.
  • Smooth the hair back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic.
  • Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin the bun to the head.
  • Finish with Alterna's Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Mist over the entire head and bun, for a sleek, shiny look.

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[Photos: Sienna, by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. Other ladies unknown sources.]