How Can I Achieve A Salon Finish?
I always wonder why I can never recreate the style my hairdresser does on me - I bet you've wondered the same thing before, too. But as I learned from celeb hair stylist Joey Scandizzo, it's alll about the prep. And the finish. And all the bits in between.
But to make it easier to achieve a salon finish at home, here are some products to incorporate into your blow drying routine according to your hair type/texture.
I've got naturally straight, fine hair that lacks volume and texture...
Try prepping your hair with evo mister fantastic blowout spray prior to styling for added body and texture, then rough dry your hair flipped upside down. Add a dusting of ELEVEN I Want Body Volume Powder to your roots once dry, and piece through the mid lengths for lived in texture (and the opposite of flatness).
I've got thick, frizzy hair that behaves badly in humidity...
Drench your hair with Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray in sections, and blow dry into your hair using a round brush. This unique formula protects your hair from humidity and will give you the smoothest, shiniest finish you've ever had.
I've got dry, dull hair that isn't curly, but isn't straight...
For added moisture, softness and shine (plus heat protection during blowdrying), apply VIRTUE 6-in-1 Styler in damp hair before either rough drying or blow drying. For even more shine, finish with KEVIN.MURPHY Shimmer.Shine.
So, Did I Learn To Blowdry?
I can't say my skills with a round brush have improved from this experiment (I'll work on that), but I certainly did find drying my hair with the helios a real treat. The nozzle is super thin and really helps to concentrate airflow, meaning I could dry sections of my hair much quicker, and bring the heat down while drying the blonder, more damaged sections of my hair.
It's not deafening loud like some hairdryers (in fact, I could still hear MAFS quite clearly on the TV in the background), and I didn't feel like I was straining my shoulder or wrist while drying. This is a big plus for hairdressers.
If you're looking for a really high quality, professional-grade hairdryer for under $300, the ghd helios is your girl.