Getting the perfect blowout that lasts is a combination of skill, tools, and practice! Here, we will help outline what you need to achieve an awesome style in no time flat!
Soft Tools: These include Foundation products from Bumble and bumble like Prep or Tonic. Also, Structure products such as Styling Lotion with minimal hold and maximum shine, Thickening Hairspray with no hold and tons of volume, or Styling Creme with intense density help build in shine, hold, volume, or density easily and effectively. Last, but not least, we have our Texture products to add gloss and glam such as Grooming Creme, Brilliantine, and Defrizz. Combo these products together to find your magical mix of blowout beauty.
Hard Tools: The brush makes or breaks a great blowout. It is important to make sure that the brush you are using is perfect for your hair-type and for what you are trying to achieve. For fine hair, we always recommend a ceramic brush with nylon bristles that prevent snags and pulling while speeding up drying time. For normal/medium hair types trying to create volume, a boar bristle brush like Bumble’s Round Brush or Monroe’s Grand Gala and Etiquette are the perfect choice. For thick coarse or curly hair, a brush with a mixture of boar bristle and nylon bristles is ideal. Monroe’s Latina Envy is precisely what you need to smooth frizz, add volume, and create curl. Last, but certainly not least, for the perfect smooth, straight blowout, a flat brush is what you need for normal-thick hair types. Oliva Garden’s COMBO brush or Bumble’s award winning Flat Brush makes straight hair a snap (without a flatiron). One round brush made just for smooth, straight styles is Monroe’s Glamour brush for colored hair clients looking for a great straight finish. For our fine haired friends, a 7-row or vent brush is perfect for “wrap drying” into a smooth, silky finish.
Blowdryer: As surprising as it may seem, blowdryers ARE different. The right blowdryer can last you for years by giving you heat and wind-speed options while promising integrity through 2 year warranties. Solono Blowdryers are professional level dryers that carry our “seal of approval” for helping you achieve the Bombshell Blowout. Make sure you have a directional attachment for your nozzle to direct the air flow down the hair shaft to seal and smooth each hair perfectly.
(One word of wisdom, if you are having difficulty controlling both the brush and the blowdryer, check to see what hand is holding the brush. Since you need more movement using the brush, hold it in your dominate hand. The blowdryer typically shouldn’t move very much; keeping it pointed down the hair shaft in one direction is all you need to do. As such, hold it in your less dominate hand since you don’t need to manipulate the blowdryer as much as the brush.)
We have added a link to some great styling videos from hair hero Luke Hersheson who is a stylist hailing from jolly old England. Check out the “Perfect Blowdry” video to give you a step-by-step instruction to look your bombshell best! Also, scheduling an appointment with your favorite hairdresser for a “Blowdry Bootcamp” will allow you to bring in your brushes and blowdryers so our experts can help you achieve a great style with the products you already have at home!!
Yours in style,