Like most of us girls, I love going to the hairdressers for a pamper session. Whether this is for a whole hair overhaul to a quick snip or blow dry, I always come out feeling ten times better which gives me an instant confidence boost. However, spending lots of money in the salon every week before your night on the tiles isn’t all that practical and mastering the blow drying technique yourself can be tricky… until now.
The time has come to muster some confidence and learn how to blow dry hair like a pro. Once you’ve got the knack of it you’ll wish you’d learnt this skill years ago. Follow these few simple steps below to achieve that voluminous look only the senior salon stylist can perfect.
1) First of all you need to prep your hair using some smoothing serum by rubbing it into your damp hair. Once the serum has been evenly distributed, lean forward and flip all of your hair in front of your face and begin to rough dry your locks using a hairdryer on a medium-heat. Don’t forget to massage the roots to start creating the necessary volume.
2) Next, divide your hair into three parts as it is best to work a section at a time. Think ‘top, middle and back’ and secure each part with a separator clip.
3) Now it is time to start blow drying your hair. Start with the top section as this is most important. Wrap a small section of your hair at the roots around a bristle brush and together with your hairdryer, dry your hair from roots to ends. Angle the airflow of the hairdryer downwards to ensure your cuticles lie flat which will help create a shiny and smooth look to your locks. Repeat this method on each layer until your full head of hair is complete.
4) Once your hair is dry, give it a blast of cool air to help set your look and if required, apply a small amount of smoothing serum to flatten any frizz. Finally, secure with a blast of hairspray to ensure the volume lasts into the early hours.
For more tips and techniques, check out A Cup of Jo’s blog here. So, will you be perfecting this and give your hairdressers a run for their money? Why not practice on your friends too!