Hi, my name is Donna! With over 34 years in the beauty industry, I am thrilled to be serving clients daily here at DeCola Salon. From precision hair shaping for women, men, and children of all ages and hair types, to many color services including grey coverage, lowlights, highlights, color melting, foiling, and excellent finish work, I invite all previous and new guests to my chair. At the same time, I provide you with top-notch customer service and knowledge. You can book online with me today by clicking here!
Today, I want to discuss at-home blowouts. We all see beautiful hair everywhere we go—magazines, televisions, billboards, etc. From shiny, glossy color, to perfectly styled blowouts, so many clients wish their hair could create what they see on others, on themselves. I get asked about my signature blow-dry style all the time by my clients who wish they could mimic what I do for them at the salon at home.
The perfect blowout requires the perfect tools!
4 Important Tools:
ONE- Invest in an ionic blow dryer with the nozzle attachment. The attachment piece that we often remove and toss is one of the most critical steps for getting perfect airflow and heat protection from the hot metal at the end of the blow dryer. Without the attachment, your blow out is more prone to frizz due to the lack of airflow control. You can contact us here to order your ionic blow dryer today! We offer curbside pickup and delivery.
TWO- Purchase a smoothing lotion (my favorite is R+Co High Dive) and a heat protectant (I love the In Common Magic Myst.). Both products can be ordered here by entering them in the search field. Start by applying these products through towel-dried hair after a shower, and combing through to ensure even dispersion. These products will not only make your hair look sleek and shiny, but they will also protect the cuticle from any possible heat damage.
THREE- Make your life easy with 4 to 6 alligator hair clips for sectioning your hair. I always rough-dry the hair before sectioning. Doing so will save you time on blow drying and also allow for more ease when sectioning the hair. To begin sectioning your hair, you will create a top section consisting of your crown, two side sections, and three back sections, leaving out the nape of the hair.
FOUR- Grab that round bristle brush! While these brushes come in many different diameters, they create very different results. The larger brushes ensure straighter hair, but also provide more volume at the root, while smaller brushes generate more movement and waves throughout the hair. The size and type of bristle all depending on your hair type and your desired result. If you are not sure which is best for you, ask your stylist the next time you visit the salon, what they would recommend! Order your round brush by clicking here. And, if you don't see the size you like, contact us, and we will take care of that for you!
Here are the 3 basic steps to a perfect blowout including the essential tools needed:
Step 1: Start at the bottom
Start the blow drying at the bottom-most section of the hair. Begin smoothing the nape section and be sure you are always directing airflow from the drier in the direction you are pulling the hair taut with the brush. Spin the brush at the ends for a slight bend and allow it to cool (cooling while continuing to spin is important for setting the hair!). Continue doing so until the section is smooth, shiny, and bouncy before moving onto the next section. If the hair is still frizzy, continue repeating these steps until smooth.
Optionally, you may twist the section after drying to create a glamorous wave. Make sure to let it cool in this position before touching. The most important tip is to continue smoothing each section until all are dry, soft, and bouncy. For an extra body, be sure to dry the section straight out from the head following the curves of the scalp.
Step 2: Tousle!
Allow it to completely dry and cool before touching it. This will ensure that any added body or wave stays in place. Then, take your fingers and run them through the hair, playing with the waves until you are pleased with the result. This will create an undone, yet glamorous, bouncy style.
Step 3: Apply Finishing Stylers
For additional shine and frizz control, apply any serum in small amounts. My favorite is the Formula 18 repair oil, which you can purchase here by typing the product name in the search box. This will create a glossy shine while taming any unruly flyaways. Also, be sure to use a flexible hairspray to ensure that your style lasts, and add those perfect finishing touches. Purchase my favorite hairspray here, which is Living Proof Flex Spray. A light coating for flyaways, and anywhere you may need more control, is the perfect finishing touch!
If this all sounds a little too complicated for you- book a blow-dry with your favorite stylist! Enjoy our relaxing atmosphere, while getting to chat with one of our talented team members. To book a bombshell blowout at DeCola Salon, click here or call 610-363-9554 today!