Our Top Hair Tips for Traveling

We’re only a couple weeks away from one of the busiest travel days of the year, and we bet your holiday season schedule isn’t slowing down there.

You’ve got places to be, parties to attend, and people to see, so make sure you’re looking your best with our top hair tips for traveling:



Package Up the Essentials

Save precious suitcase space by taking a quart-sized Ziplock bag or a small toiletry case and only packing the essentials: a few hair ties, a small handful of bobby pins (because you’ll probably return with only half the amount), travel sizes of your shampoo and conditioner, and maybe some anti-frizz or moisturizing hair sheets to keep your style looking fresh on the go.

This will save you room for the bigger items like your curling wand or flat iron.


Get Travel Sizes of Your Salon Quality Products

Speaking of saving room, don’t think travel-sized products are limited to the cheap stuff.

There are plenty of salon-quality staples that you can find in travel sizes so you’re not stuck using the cheap-o freebie shampoos and conditioners in your hotel room, which let’s face it, unless you’re staying at The Ritz, they don’t leave your hair looking or feeling that great.

P.S. – You can grab great travel sizes of your favorite Redken and Pureology products in our holiday hair gift sets! We especially love the 3 mini products that come in the new Pureology gift sets: the New Colour Fanatic Instant Deep-Conditioning Mask, the Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier and the Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray, all in perfect travel sizes!


Scarfs and Floppy Hats are Your Friend

Planning a tropical holiday getaway? First things first, can we come with? And secondly, don’t let the sun drain your strands.

Make sure you pack hair scarves and/or a floppy hat to make sure the sun doesn’t fry your tresses, leaving them dry and crispy. Your scalp will also be thanking you from protecting it from sunburn.

In that same vein, if you’re going for frequent dips in the pool or the ocean on your trip, make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water first or use a protecting product so that your hair doesn’t soak up all the chlorine and salt, which causes dryness and breakage.


Go from “Meh” to “Marvelous!” with Dry Shampoo

Unless you’ve got the glam squad of Victoria Beckham (Seriously, have you seen that woman debark a plane? No one looks that good after a 4-hour+ flight.), chances are you’re not looking your hottest when arriving to your final destination.

If you’re in a hurry and need to go straight from the airport to an event, get-together or somewhere other than your hotel, having some dry shampoo in your carry-on is a great way to give life to limp hair post-flight.

Check out some of our favorite dry shampoos here.


Now Is the Time to Restock Your Heat Protectant

If there is an “extra” you bring with you regarding your beauty routine, please let it be heat protectant.

If you have any fancy nights planned for your trip or you simply know you won’t be kicking it poolside all day long, you’ll most likely be heat styling your hair more than usual, so please, please, please don’t forget to protect your beautiful mane from the hot tools!


Okay, off our soapbox, happy and safe travels!


Holiday Hair Gift Sets are at Bang Salon!

Believe it or not, we’re officially in the holiday season and we’re happy to report that you can now start your shopping because our holiday hair gift sets have arrived!

Every year we select the best gift sets from Redken and Pureology to give you the perfect gift options for your friends, parents, roommates, significant other, or even yourself (You better believe we gift these to ourselves during the holidays!) and this year might have some of our favorite collections yet.

Not only do our holiday hair gift sets come with top-of-the-line products and beautiful packaging that only requires a little ribbon for gift wrap, but they also come a fabulous prices, and when it comes to the holidays, we know you’re looking for the best bang for your buck.

Here’s a breakdown of the products that come in each of our five Redken holiday hair gift sets and our 4 Pureology sets, which can all be purchased at any of our four Bang Salon locations in D.C.

Happy holiday shopping!


Redken Holiday Gift Sets 1


Control Addict 28 // Strong, Brushable Hold

“Strong hold hair spray for 24 hour control against humidity without residue or flaking. This anti humidity hair spray has ultimate brushability and flexibility, allowing to easily change styles.”


  • Control Addict 28 extra-hold hairspray 11 oz.
  • Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender dry shampoo 1.2 oz.

Price: $22


Pillow Proof Blow Dry // Get It Fast, Make It Last

“Microflex stylane creates a ‘thermal blanket’ that protects hair and helps prevent breakage. Other ingredients allow for quick drying, resulting in a smooth and silky finish.”


  • Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer 5.7 oz.
  • Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender dry shampoo 3.4 oz.

Price: $29


Color Extend Magnetics // Sulfate-Free Color Care

“Redken’s sulfate-free hair color protecting system is a lightweight and gentle, and it uses Redken’s IPN technology and amino-ions to leave your color treated hair 3x more fortified.”


  • Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo 10.1 oz.
  • Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner 8.5 oz.
  • Glow Dry style enhancing blow-dry oil 1 oz.

Price: $34


New Frizz Dismiss // Lasting Frizz Control

“Frizz Dismiss features the exclusive Humidity-Resist Complex: Aquatorial to repel humidity while locking in moisture and Brazilian Pracaxi Oil to smooth, nourish and strengthen the hair fiber for lasting manageability and control.”


  • Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo 10.1 oz.
  • Frizz Dismiss Conditioner 8.5 oz.
  • Frizz Dismiss FPF 20 Smooth Force lightweight smoothing lotion spray 1 oz.

Price: $34


Blonde Idol // Blonde Brillance. No Brass. For Cool, Platinum Blonde Hair

“Redken Blonde Idol Violet Custom-Tone adjustable color-depositing daily treatment. Dual-chamber releases a calibrated blend of color-depositing and conditioning formulas. Violet helps neutralize brassiness. Deeply conditions, strengthens and helps extend vibrancy between salon visits.”


  • Blonde Idol Sulfate-Free Shampoo 10.1 oz.
  • Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Violet 6.6 oz.
  • Blonde Idol BBB Spray lightweight multi-benefit conditioner 1 oz.

Price: $42





The holiday hair gift sets feature the Pureology lines:

  • Hydrate
  • Strength Cure
  • Pure Volume
  • Smooth Perfection


Each set includes:

  • Shampoo 8.5 oz.
  • Conditioner 8.5 oz.
  • New Colour Fanatic Instant Deep-Conditioning Mask 1 oz.
  • Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz.
  • Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray 2 oz.


Price for Each Set: $57