Don’t forget to shower!
Standard advice is to forgo washing your hair the day of an updo. But Potempa, who tells her clients to lather their locks that very same morning, totally disagrees. “I prefer freshly washed hair and lightly conditioned ends,” she says. “Clean hair allows for more volume and movement in the style.” In addition to washing, Potempa adds a foundation product, like Aussie’s Sprunch Mousse + Leave-In Conditioner ($4, Soap.com) to the roots of air-dried hair to give it volume and smoothness.