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Blow Out

22 Jun

Today’s post is how to achieve the look of a great blow out on your own at home.  I would say the way you blow dry your hair is one of the most important things to achieving lots of volume.  Here are a couple of different ways you can make your hair voluminous and curly.

The Classic Blowout.

1. Start with towel dried hair.

2.  Apply mousse through hair concentrating on the roots area.
( I like to use Redken Guts)

3.  Blow dry hair starting from the roots to ends.
Pull your hair up and in the opposite direction it wants to go, this will create more volume.
4.  When hair is about 90% or more dry, section it off like so.
5.  At this point, you can use a round brush and a blow dryer but I find that its not as easy for anyone that’s not a stylist to do it that way so I like to use a Hot Air Brush.  The specific one I get is made by Hot Tools. I like it because the bristles don’t get stuck in your hair.
6.  Take smaller sections of hair and wrap it around the brush and roll it up like you are curling it.  Turn the brush on to high (leave for about 10 seconds or until hair heats up) and then to cool (about 5 seconds) and release.  Once you get the hang of it you can leave the brush on high the whole time throughout instead of turning the brush on and off.
6 1/2.  For the bottom half of the hair I flip it so that I can add a little tension and get smoother results.
7.  Once you get to the top over direct the hair and roll under.
8.  Voila!  Fluff with hands, a little bit of hairspray and you’re done!
If you like something a little more curly…
1.  Follow blow out instructions steps 1-3.
2.  For this style you’ll want to use a bigger curling iron.  For my hair length I could use a 1 – 1/4″ or 1-1/2″ iron.  You’ll also need some hairpins.
3.  Grab about one inch section of hair and curl.
4.  Form curl and pin into place.
5.  Repeat steps 3-4 until your whole head is curled and pins are in place.  Spray hair spray all over and let set for about 5-10 minutes.
6.  Take pins out.
7.  Brush hair out.
8.  Fluff with fingers and style!
I hope this was helpful and gave you guys some ideas on how to work with your hair to create volume.  For people in the Seattle area that want a fabulous blow out without doing the work yourself you can always visit me or Kim at the salon!  We’re available for all your hair needs : ).  If you have any other questions feel free to leave comments or email me!
XO,
Anna

 

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