While air drying is healthy, a good blowdry is your instant ticket to shiny locks. We recommend the Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Turbo Styler or the Remington T Studio Pearl Ceramic AC Hair Dryer for an easy blowout. Too lazy for a wash? Keep some dry shampoo handy too. Once you have prepped your hair, it’s time to take the next step. While your hair type—and state of wash—determines your prep tools, your choice of hairdo for the night may well determine your products and styling tools. A stylist will ensure that even a complex ’do is ready without a fuss. Make sure though that you don’t end up with a hard-to-manage look—a gravity defying updo for a night of drinking, socializing, dancing, and maybe pub-hopping? Not so much. While Pinterest and YouTube may be filled with inspirational ideas, you need a few products and tools to ace even the easiest DIY looks. For easy curls or quickfix straight hair, opt for a curler or straightener respectively—a multistyler like Remington Ultimate Stylist 4-in-1 Multi-Styler does both. Keep your locks safe from the heat with a product like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray at hand. Planning on a bouffant or a raised ponytail? A teasing comb can add body to the crown and also makes for a great messy do. Beachy waves, ideal for outdoor parties, need a dose of sea salt—make some yourself or pick Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturizing Spray.