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Tips For The Perfect Blowout

By Amy Bailey — June 30, 2014

Tips for a Bouncy Blow Out from celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin:

  • For an extra voluminous bouncy blowout, begin by towel drying clean, wet hair.  Be certain that hair is rinsed VERY thoroughly.
  • Use a wide tooth comb to untangle hair.
  • With a professional quality dryer that has a cool shot button, such as the InfinitiPRO AC Motor Dryer by Conair, dry hair upside down. Follow by smoothing out ends with a round brush on a low, warm setting.  Engage the cool shot button every 15-20 seconds.
  • A professional quality dryer with ionic technology is key because the AC motors featured in these dryers dry hair faster minimizing damage and frizz.
  • When hair is completely dry, divide hair into 2 inch sections.
  • Begin at the top of the head, toward forehead and work backwards.  Wrap hair around a round brush with a medium-sized barrel so that the section is rolled toward the back of the head.
  • Using high heat and a concentrator nozzle to pinpoint airflow, dry hair from root to end for 8 seconds, then freeze into place using the cool shot button for 5 seconds. This technique is similar to hot rolling and gets volume, separation and definition.   If hair is excessively curly, you can dry hair from mid-shaft to end to minimize styling time.
  • When finished with the top of head, dry  hair on sides and back pointing the dryer  downward.  This avoids getting frizz and fly-aways.
  • Dab a pea-sized amount of styling cream into your hands, and smooth it into the ends of hair to define and separate tresses.
  • Finish hair with a light hold flexible hairspray such as Rusk Being Sexy.

Styling Tool Suggestions: 

InfinitiPRO by Conair AC Motor Dryer Dryer, $34.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Conair Wide Tooth Comb, $1.49 at Walgreens

Rusk Being Sexy, $16.00 Folica.com