Craving the voluminous blow out results you get at the salon? No worries, you can achieve the same celebrity results right at home! Read expert tips and shop our favorite products here!
Celebrity hair doesn’t just have to happen only when you visit your hairdresser. Check out our tips, tricks, and gallery full of blow dry essentials!
Best Blow Out — Get Expert Tips For A Hot Style At Home
Giovanni Vaccaro, Creative Director of GLAMSQUAD, breaks it down so you can create curls like Kate:
“When blow-drying with a large, round brush, lift the roots as much as possible to achieve maximum volume. Make sure each section is completely dry before wrapping in velcro rollers.
Secure each roller with a pin-curl clip. Distribute your sections in the rollers evenly and manageably so the hair doesn’t fall out. Leave the rollers in to set while you get ready or do your makeup — the longer you can leave them in, the better!
When you release the curls, flip your head over and massage the scalp to eliminate any creases from the rollers and finger comb slightly. If the lines are very defined, use a flat, soft bristle brush and your dryer on a low setting to get rid of them! Use your choice of hairspray to finish and keep some with you to reactivate your volume as needed throughout the day.”
To prep, wash your hair with a light shampoo and conditioner to keep your strands from getting weighed down throughout the day. Spray your velcro rollers with setting spray or hairspray to help give them some grip.
On damp hair, use the Kerastasse Mousse Bouffant for control and volume and massage Kerastasse Life Vertige into roots for maximum root lift. Finish with a medium or strong hold hairspray to ensure the best hold for your blowout!”
Use The Right Tools For Hair Like Kate Middleton
Brushing your hair is essential for any hair type — from the finest, straight hair to the curliest mane — to keep your hair knot free and to distribute the natural oils evenly throughout your hair to give it a healthy looking shine.
One brush that serves great for any type of hair is the John Frieda Cushion Brush. It has silicone strips and natural ions to help intensify the natural shine in your hair. It has a shape that’s perfect for conquering the toughest knots, and it’s also the type of brush shape that is the least likely to damage your hair in the brushing process.
If you’re looking to achieve volume in your hair, or want to round out your ends for a not-too-straight style, then try using the Cricket Centrix Alumilite Thermal Brush. It’s made with a ceramic coating to make your hair dry faster, as well as ionic nylon bristles that will help smooth knots and frizz. This would be best used on straight or wavy hair.
Protect Your Hair From The Heat
We choose to blow-dry our hair sometimes because it gives us that volume that flat irons can’t provide. However, as blow-drying requires using heat on your hair, it is extremely important to protect it beforehand! Try the Fat Hair Advanced Repair Formula Amplifying Blow-Dry Spray.
Get A Professional Blowout
If you just can’t figure out the perfect blowout at home, check out Drybar. It’s a place that only offers blow drys — no cuts or color — and any style is only $40. There are currently 38 locations around the country.
Will you save the trip to the salon and try out these products, HollywoodLifers?
— Shanon Maglente, Reporting by Dory Larrabee