Festive Hairstyling Tips with The Corinthia London and Laurent-Perrier

Updated on 22 October 2017
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s important to look your best for the holiday season, so I’m delighted to share some festive hairstyling tips that I picked up recently courtesy of The Corinthia Hotel London and Laurent-Perrier champagne.

I was invited along with top London lifestyle bloggers to a champagne fuelled breakfast in the stunning surroundings of The Corinthia Hotel London on Whitehall Place. They have teamed up with renowned champagne house Laurent-Perrier to bring you 12 Tips of Christmas, and presented each of us with a box containing a mystery experience/tip. Having previously visited the Corinthia for cocktails, I was delighted to revisit and to check out the festive decorations.

Corinthia Hotel London Christmas tree
Regular readers will know that I’m also a fan of Laurent-Perrier, and their Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé champagne is a favourite.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose Corinthia
The distinctive bottle is inspired by French King Henri IV, and it has a fresh taste with notes of red berries.

Corinthia Laurent-Perrier champagne
After a delicious breakfast and one or two glasses of that lovely champagne, it was time for the big reveal…

Corinthia London Christmas tree
I’m a sucker for surprises, and was excited to open my box and discover that I’d be sampling a party hairstyles masterclass. Fast forward a week and I was back for my masterclass with expert hairstylist Ricky, at the Daniel Galvin London salon at The Corinthia. Handily located next to the Corinthia Spa London, it’s open to non-residents and is a light and welcoming space. The ESPA Life at Corinthia also has a private room known as the Movie Makeover Room, useful for bridesmaids, celebrities or my masterclass today 😉

Daniel Galvin Corinthia Hotel London
With a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose in hand, I settled in to hear Ricky’s tips about styling your hair for the party season. Here he is in action, look at the speed of those hands. No wonder he’s considered to be one of the top hairdressers in London.


Festive Hairstyling Tips

Firstly, it’s easier to style hair when it hasn’t been freshly washed. If it has, then apply some hair product such as styling lotion to give it some extra lift. To create a glamorous wavy look, the traditional method of using foam rollers secured with hair grips cannot be beaten. However if you’re running short on time as I tend to be, heated rollers or a curling wand will also create a good effect.

Corinthia Hotel London Daniel Galvin salon-001
Leave the rollers in for at least 5 minutes, then once you’ve taken them out, blow-dry hair with a vented radial brush. Those are the small round brushes and it’s best to use one with natural bristles rather than plastic or metal which can apparently damage the hair. It might sound odd but you can even do a blow dry on dry hair, as long as you use a heat protection spray. Curl the hair around the brush and make sure to do it in different directions to give the hair some life.

Festive Hairstyling T
Next, Ricky showed me a quick and easy up-do – I’ve never been able to master these correctly so was in dire need of some tips. Ricky suggests backcombing hair first to give it some body. Then pull your hair into a low pony tail – or if you wish, you can separate it into two pony tails, a low one and a higher one.

Secure the hair into a bun with hair grips and pull some strands of hair round the edge of the bun to give added interest.

If you have layers around the front of your hair, pull a few free to soften the look. I was really impressed with the end result, and it lasted for days! We hope you’ve found these festive hairstyling tips useful – are you planning a festive outfit and hairstyle?


  • How wonderful – your hair looks amazing! What a great event! I love getting my hair put into an updo!

    • I rarely put it up due to lack of time but it makes a good change!

  • Really awesome ideas! I just had prom and loved my hair style! <3

  • Paola

    Amazing hairstyle… you look fab!
    Happy friday doll!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  • Danielle

    I would love to have a hairstyles masterclass! Thanks for sharing these very useful tips with us! You look very pretty! Have a great weekend!


    • It was such fun to do something like that and I’ll feel braver trying out new styles now! Have a lovely weekend

  • Love the styles! They all look great!

  • Love the hairstyles, you honestly look amazing in that dress too! Love the photos, thanks for sharing!

    ISA Professional

  • I won’t even pretend I would be able to recreate this style at home as I am useless at doing my hair hence it’s either all hanging down or shoved up in a bun hiding but I must say that style looks fabulous on you and I love the action shots you’ve taken in the mirror whilst they’re doing your hair!

    • At least you manage to put it up in a bun, you have more skills than you think, Shikha!

  • I like both styles! So cool to get these styles done and enjoy some bubbly at the same time.


  • Sam K Francis

    You look so glam! I love LP Champagne and the Corinthia too xx


    • I didn’t feel glam when I went in but I certainly did when Ricky had worked his magic! Have a great weekend

  • Everything looks so fancy and the festive decoration is amazing! Both of these hair styles look great on you and you look fab! x


    • They did a great job with the Christmas decorations and it was a lovely afternoon! Hope your weekend is going well

  • Corinne C

    Your hair is lovely! I love champers 🙂

    Corinne x

    • This was a particularly lovely champers, great start to the weekend!

  • Beautiful and stylish hairstyle! You look absolutely amazing and stylish!



    • Your’e too kind Cvetina, amazing what a good hairstyle can do!

  • Such stunning photographs 🙂 You look so beautiful Suze! Really like the up-style on you it’s really flattering! Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

    • That’s so nice Laura! I’m definitely going to try the up do more often, am sure it would suit you too

      • I rarely wear my hair up or do anything different with it. I probably should try some different looks 🙂

        Laura x x

  • Beauty Follower

    Nice hair style and necklace!

    Cheers 🙂


    • The necklace is one of my favourites, and the hair do set it off nicely – have a great weekend

  • Sadly I’ve had to plan several festive outfits and hairdos, but without such experienced hands!

  • glamourzone

    great pictures dear
    Such a beautiful hairstyle

  • I love these! That updo looks so chic, perfect for Christmas parties!

    Ash | Liakada

    • It held in place so well, that I’d definitely do it again for a party!

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Love the styles! I don’t think I’ve seen you with your hair up before 🙂
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    • Too right, I’ve got long enough hair so I need to do it more often!

  • What a glam event! Champagne and hair-care, you cannot really go wrong! X


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  • I stayed at Corinthia London last month and it’s one of my favourite London hotels -that lobby lounge is divine. I’d love to try the spa some time too. Btw – love your dress and the hair looks fab 🙂

    • The spa is on my to visit list as well, I went once quite a long time ago and it’s very luxurious

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    I’ve always wanted to visit The Corinthia Hotel… what a fun event! Your hair looks fabulous. Great post, thanks for sharing! I’m very thirsty now… 😉

    • The Corinthia is a gorgeous hotel, so it was a lovely place to spend an afternoon!

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    What a lovely hotel. Love your updo, will have to try and create that one

  • Ellie Adams

    Your hair looks absolutely incredible Suze, and the Corinthia is so gorgeous isn’t it!


    • I was so pleased with the transformation and when I let my hair down again it still looked fab

  • Andrea Petersen

    What a great gift/masterclass! Love your hair curly! lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Patricia Blaj

    Oh wow, what an awesome event! Your hair looks like a dream! 🙂




  • Summer

    Your looks so classic and pretty! I am in love with your photography ♥


    • That’s very kind Summer, I had fun using the reflections for the photos!

  • Love the look! These tips are definitely very handy to go back to Bombay with, as it’s Indian wedding season again with every day a dress-up day! xx

    • I hope that you’ve managed to find some great outfits, Ayushi for your Bombay trip

  • I can entirely imagine how exciting it must have been to open your box and see what you’d be doing – this was the perfect treat for you Suze, your hair looks wonderful!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    • Surprises are always a winner with me! Hope your Xmas prep is going well Gabrielle

  • Coco Cami

    Beautiful hairstyles and stunning festive photographs, thank you for sharing. I will have to attempt to put my hair up for Christmas Day!

    Best wishes,

    Camille xo


    • That’s a great idea, Camille! It’s definitely a day worth dressing up for

  • I’m loving your hairstyle! It looks like it was such a beautiful event!


  • Love the hair styles. I went for something similar to your up-do for my wedding :))

  • I love the styles he created – so beautiful! And what a fab event to attend! x

  • Lucy

    A beautiful hotel and a favourite champagne. The hairstyle masterclass looks like brilliant fun and your finished look, looks wonderful Lucy X