What to Do with Your Hairdo: Style Tips from Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend


The first time I heard it the term “Mom Hair” it was in reference to a friend who chopped off her gorgeous curly locks for a practical, easy-to-manage short crop. Let’s face it – as moms, we don’t always have the time to fuss around with our hair in the morning or go back for midday touch-ups.

So we asked celebrity stylist, Mark Townsend, to share his celebrity style secrets on how he creates do’s that can stand up (and stay up) all day long – whether you are a hot mama walking the red carpet or an everyday mama hanging out on the magic carpet!

Frizz-Free Control – Maybe it’s the extreme dry climate, maybe it’s the countless balloons and blankets that get rubbed on my head, but it’s an ongoing battle to maintain a static-free look.

For frizz-free hair, Mark recommends using Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Daily Treatment Conditioner ever day followed by a few drops of the Anti-Frizz Serum in damp hair prior to styling.

(I use the Leave-In Smoothing Cream on my daughter’s hair before bedtime to give her a tangle-free start to her day!)

All-Day Hold – Often the reason moms opt for no style is because maintaining any sort of style is a challenge. As someone with hair that always seems to fall flat after a few hours, I asked Mark about how to keep a style all day long.

To maintain lift and hold, Mark emphasized the importance of applying nourishing products to the ends only, well away from roots. Believe it or not, his secret for style that lasts is using Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo to give hair that extra oomph!

(Dry Shampoo…yes, it sounds crazy, but I tried it and it even works on my ultra-fine hair!)

From Play Dates to Date Night – Who has the time to shower and change before going out for that rare evening alone with your husband? Not me so I asked Mark about how to refresh or change a style for an evening out.

He recommends a quick wash with the Invigorating Dry Shampoo to remove dirt and oil that built up over the day and using the Dove Style+Care Frizz-Proof Cream Serum followed by the Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

(I am adding the Dry Shampoo to my travel kit for those long days at conferences that blur into the nights!)

Thanks to @DoveCanada for inviting me to the Dove Spa to interview Mark Townsend and sample the complete line of Dove Hair products!

* WOMMA Disclosure: MOMeo Magazine received product in exchange for this post.


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Carla Young, momeomagazine.com Publisher If there’s living proof that women can have it all – and then some – it’s Carla Young. Building her multiple businesses on a virtual work-at-home model, Carla is an inspiration to other mothers who want to start a lifestyle business. During her early days as a mom entrepreneur, Carla made every single mistake in the book (and a few new ones for good measure). Realizing that “doing it all” was unhealthy and unsustainable, Carla started by getting organized to the extreme, developing support systems for both her work and family. After other mothers started asking how they too could enjoy her lifestyle, Carla launched momeomagazine.com to support moms at work, at home and at play (because every mommy deserves a little me-time)!

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