Styling Tips & Salon Lessons


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Want to know some tips to get a smoother blow dry?

First of all, let's start with your tools....and No, this isn't a sales pitch.

A quality blow dryer makes such a huge difference.  They are not as scorching and are much more gentle on the hair.  Why?  How?  New technology.

Tourmaline technology, for example, produces negative ions, allowing the hair to absorb moisture during the blow drying process -- leaves hair more conditioned and looking shinier.  Anything "ceramic" produces infrared heat, which leaves hair shinier and eliminates frizz. 

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Brushes:

The right size makes a huge difference.  For example, if you want silky smooth hair with a slight bevel on the ends...you'll want to go with a JUMBO round brush.  Boar bristles are cool because you can get them to bend a little at the scalp, which means you can get the hair thoroughly dry.  (Hair left with a little moisture will shrink right back up and create frizz.)
 

Clips:

Use lots of 'em...just focusing on ONE section at a time.  Pin up your hair in 1 1/2" sections starting at the top and leaving out just the nape area to begin.  Dry each section of the hair completely -- THEN take down the next section (takes patience, but it creates a beautiful blow dry that will last!)  The key is to dry hair thoroughly and finish each section by wrapping hair deliberately and smoothly around the brush, making sure the ends are smoothly wrapped AROUND the brush...use your cold shot button on the blow dryer to "set" the hair...by doing this you'll SMOOTH out your blow dry.  Then take out the brush SLOWLY and gently, and let the hair softly drop out.  You'll want to see a "ribbony" look.  DON'T TOUCH!  Just let it cool down as is.
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Products:

... Are KEY!  There's a solution for just about every hair challenge...you just need to be using a specific hair concoction for the end result you want to see, and for YOUR type of hair.

Gray Roots showing, and have a party to attend? Quick fix: Use mascara (brown or black) around your hairline to temporarily hide those pesky little guys!
 
Got some serious Fly-Aways? Tidy them (and your hairline) with a toothbrush and hair spray.
 
Use a spray shine product to styled and finished hair...while product is still wet, lightly sprinkle glitter over the top. Adds instant fun to any hairstyle!

 

Tutorials by Hair People:

Twist Curls - How To

Twist Curls - Finished Look

Holiday Hairband

Hairy Halloween

DIY Faux Hawk Updo

DevaCurl Tutorial

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