My Four Tips for Getting a Gorgeous Pro Blowout
Posted 07/19/11 at 07:17AM by Rebekah George
To get a heavenly blowout every time:
1. Speak Your Mind: Make sure you tell your stylist how you want your hair to look. Beachy waves, sleek, lots and lots of volume, bend at the ends -- these are all key terms to help your stylist know how he should approach the task at hand. Each blowout has a different technique, so stop your stylist and have a chat if he doesn't ask you what you want before starting the job.
2. Make Sure You Get Dried in Sections: It should be an immediate red flag if your stylist doesn't section your hair before starting. Sectioning hair allows for a better blowout because the different areas -- part, crown, hairline, etc. -- can be treated individually. Sectioning also allows your stylist to focus on small sections at a time, which is what you want for the sleekest, smoothest, longest-lasting blowout.
3. Ask for Different Brushes: No matter what length your hair is, a good blowout requires the use of a few different brushes. A paddle brush for smoothing, a large round brush for adding bend at the ends, and so forth. Some stylists take what I call the "lazy approach" and rough dry hair with fingers and then go back and add bend. But that adds up to a waste of time and money. Definitely request they use an actual brush from the start -- your blowout will last longer and look better.
4. Insist On a Cool Down: Always make sure your stylist finishes your blowout on a cool setting to help close the hairs' cuticle. This will help your style hold and keep frizz at bay.
Can't afford to get your hair blown out on a regular basis? You're so not alone. Good thing the ponytail is officially cool!
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