Secrets to the Perfect Blowout

Blow drying is an art form that many people have yet to master. Here are a few tips to make your hair do what you want when blow drying and look how you want when finished.

  1. Don’t forget the Products: Product is more important than you may think. Using the correct product for your hair texture can help you get the look you want easily. A smoothing product such as Goldwell’s Flat Marvel is great for frizzy hair with a lot of flyways or you could use a serum for this same texture such as Kevin Murphy’s Young Again. These products repel moisture so that the hair stays smooth all day. For flat hair, a volumizing product always works best. Try a root booster like Goldwell’s Root Boost or a foam like Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder. These products actually plump the hair from the inside out leaving your hair full and vivacious! Always apply these products to wet hair then start your blowdry process.
  2. Rid Moisture First: Getting 90% of the moisture out of the hair first is the best way to blow dry your hair. First off the hair is in a much weaker state when it is wet there for trying to use a brush to blow-dry on sopping wet hair will not only cause more breakage but take forever to dry! The easiest way to rid moisture is to towel dry your hair.
  3. Heat Settings: Dry hair slightly using low heat without a brush to start off. Then move to a higher heat. But remember, hair sets with cold air! Use that cold button to set curls and bangs.
  4. Sections: For the salon perfect blowout, section and clip hair into four parts: one in the front, back, and on each side for even styling.
  5. It’s All In The Brush: Using the correct brush is also very important. When deciding what brush to use, always consider the look you are going for. If you want a more voluminous look, use a medium size brush to add the necessary volume. For medium length hair, use a larger brush. This will also help smooth the hair into silky perfection.
  6. Finishing Touches: Last but not least are the finishing touches or finishing products, for fine hair use a lighter hold hair spray to allow flexible but sturdy hold. For harder or edgy looks, use a pomade to piece out certain sections. For that super, shiny, sleek look you should finish with a shine spray or smooth serum. Use these simple steps and your hair will always look like you just stepped out of the salon!!!