Clients should understand the basics of a ‘blowout’.
Women across the nation have sought the perfect hairstyle. That elusive blend of volume softness, smoothness and style has created frustration in many women who seek the perfect hair their personalities and creativity through their locks. Hairstyles often represent the cultural, social and ethnic identity for many individuals and can also represent a certain social status. While hair density, texture and length are all factors in a person’s hairstyle, fashion and trends play the biggest role in women's hairstyles and hair coloring.
Now The perfect blowout is not just drying the hair! Actuality the blowout is a styling technique that takes practice anyone can achieve a great Blow out with some schooling and practice lets get started.
When done properly you can create soft gentle curves in the hair. A proper blowout can add fullness and volume to the hair, can straighten curls, and can add shine. Here are a few simple tools you need, and then take you through the blowout process.
What you need:
1 Shampooed Cleaned hair
2 conditioned hair
3 A Blow Dryer
4 Heat-Protective Styling Products
(Depending on the type of hair you have)
Curly hair I recommend using No frizz creams and spray gloss for soft touchable hair
For straight hair try texture sprays or beach spray for volume
5 Clips for Controlling the Hair
6 A rat-tail Comb
7 A paddle Brush
8 A Round Brushes
We want to start with the hair having fresh shampooed hair and conditioned. This ensures a great starting point for our styling. Residual build-up of some hair styling products can leave the hair stiff and dull it can change the look of the hair during the styling process. Make sure to understand the hair products that you will be using in your styling. Plan Ahead in the style you will like to achieve. Techniques are important so you can manage the hair well when you’re trying to get a feel for how a technique is supposed to work and feel.
Aside from clean hair, the most-important factor in this technique is the blow dryer. Any blow dryer can help you dry your hair. But FOR BEST results from a blow dryer you want something that allows you to control the temperature and airflow more than just your basic blow dryer.
Use a hair dryer that offers dual-settings switch on the fan and the temperature. You also want a dryer with a ‘cool shot’ Button which HELPS cool the hair from heating. As long as the button is pressed this allows you to change the temperature of the airflow to cool to HOT.
The round brushes are for drying and styling with volume and creating soft curls in your hair try using various sizes of round brushes. For best results clip the hair after each section has been dry with the brush and let the hair cool of. The vented brush is called such because it has vents in its base that allow the air to circulate through the brush and dry the hair more quickly. The round brush generally has a metallic or ceramic barrel at its base that is designed to hold heat and allow you to reshape the hair shaft along the bend of the barrel. It’s this barrel curvature that allows the hair to be shaped into soft curves. Just as with rollers, you want the barrel of your round brush to be larger depending on the length of your hair.
Start with shampooed, conditioned and towel-dried, apply a quarter size amount of your protective/styling hair product and comb it through evenly. Next take your comb and your hairs clips and divide the hair into workable sections. Gather the top of the hair of and twist it into a coil and clip it in place. The middle section of the hair should be separated into left and right sides. Leave the lower third hanging loose and comb it to remove any tangles and make sure the product is distributed evenly – adding more as needed.
Start drying the hair using low heat with a high airflow. Brush through the hair to separate the hair and keep the hair and dryer moving constantly. The goal is to gently dissipate the water on the hair to a dry’ state. Once the hair is ‘mostly dry’ you want to switch to your round brush, and shift your dryer to high heat and low airflow.
Use the round brush and pull the hair taut as you direct the hot air along the length of the shaft in the direction the hair grows. You never want to blow the air toward the scalp along the hair shaft. If you blow the hair toward the scalp the hair will become frizzy follow the direction of the hair grain away from the scalp.
Stylist TIP: The secret to blow dry straightening is TENSION. You need a brush that is going to pull the hair taut as you blow the hot air along its length. If you have fine hair and can’t seem to get your hair straight with a blow dryer, this is probably why. If necessary, use a brush with natural fiber bristles to get the desired tension. For truly straight hair in a blowout style, use a flat paddle brush. We’re demoing the round brush look because we want SOFT gentle curves in the hairstyle.
If you want to add extra fullness and volume to the hair, use texture sprays
to your round brush and to the sections of hair where you need more volume. Hold sections of hair taut near the scalp while you direct the airflow to style the hair. Once the hair is dried, hit the cool shot button and cool off the hair to set the hair. This will cause the hair to stand away from the scalp and give volume.
Continue with these steps through the rest of the sections of the hair. Take your time and work in smaller sections as you finish with the rest of the hair. You’ll be happier with your hairstyle if you take your time don’t rush the job. Finished look, you can actually set a few sharper curves in the hair by using your round brush or fingers apply a dime size of wax & wane hair polish to your hands emulsify well and take one section at a time to add polish look by using your fingers wrapping hair and shaping with hands and fingers. Along the front hairline, try curling the hair around the brush and warming it while you hold the hair taut, then cool the hair and remove the brush. You can create these deep bends along a parting line or simply at the forward hairline to give a more polished look.
Use a similar technique at the ends of the hair by rolling the brush in your fingers to keep the hair wrapped around the barrel of the brush while it is warmed. Cool the hair while you continue rolling the brush to set the bend in the hair. Once you have the look you want, spray the hair lightly with (KALEA ROSE) La Rose Hairspray to keep the style looking smooth and neat.