by Kerry Andersen
There is just something about a professional blow-out that breathes new life into your hair, leaving it sleek, bouncy, and shiny. Living here in the south, you either learn to embrace your natural hair texture, rely on the pros or spend frustrated mornings fighting the frizz! But style experts say with the right tools and a bit of patience, you can replicate salon-worthy hair. Just follow these tips and tricks:
Tools of the Trade
The biggest difference between at home styling and a salon blowout is the tools. To replicate salon results, Kacie Moss, Master Stylist at Bauhaus Salon, says professional tools are a must. “A quality blow dryer is an investment but offers more power and heat settings to tackle every kind of hair texture. Look for one with a nozzle attachment to focus heat where you need it and a cool shot button to seal your cuticle.” Next, choose a round brush specific to your hair type and texture. After that, Moss says a perfect head of hair is all about product, product and more product!
If you aren’t achieving dazzling blow-dry results, it might be time to update the products on your bathroom shelf. Bauhaus Senior Stylist Taylor Terro says hair products on the market now take full advantage of modern science to deliver dramatic results. “The main ingredient to look for is a heat protectant to shield your hair from damage, add shine and guard your crowning glory against environmental pollutants and dreaded humidity.” The pros at Bauhaus Salon list these products as their favorites for a sleek, beautiful and frizz-free blowout:
Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Hair Cream
Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray
Kerastase L’incroyable Blow-Dry Reshapable Lotion
Kerastase Discipline Anti Frizz Smoothing Spray
Blow Dry Techniques
The perfect blowout starts long before the hair dryer is turned on. Bauhaus Junior Stylist Tori Smith says, “When you sit down in a salon, your stylist will take extra time to make sure your hair is clean and properly rinsed.” Replicating this step at home will lead to better hairstyles so scrub that scalp! Next, Smith offers these tips for a great blowout:
Let hair dry 70-80% of the way before styling.
Section your hair into smaller, manageable pieces and clip them back so you can focus on one area at a time.
Make sure your roots are 100% dry. Even a small amount of dampness will lead to frizz.
Blow drying your hair is less of a chore when you have the right tools, products, and technique!
Bauhaus Salon is located at 4212 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA. For more information or to make an appointment, call 337-474-4000.