From first steps, to the products to use and the techniques, here’s how you can get the best blowout in Boulder, courtesy of Downtown Refinery Salon.
‘Prep Your Hair’
Use Leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant. At Downtown Refinery stylists use Davines All in One Milk, which is both a leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant. Double wammy!
Start by rough drying the hair, using your fingers instead of a brush. This will get out a lot of the moisture before going in with a round brush. Note: It’s important to rough dry your hair in the direction of your part, otherwise you'll create more work for yourself later.
Section off your hair and use the round brush to dry small bits, remembering to curl away from your face. Downtown Refinery stylist Aimee Tucker recommends using a round brush with a metal center because it heats up like a curling iron. After smoothing the hair with the round brush, twist it away from your face and pull the hair through the brush to set the curl. Round brushes also help to smooth the hair while giving it body and shine.
Use a straightening iron to create the curls. Grabbing a piece of hair, twist it through the straightening iron away from the face. Once you get to the back, you an alternate the direction of the curls. Let all the curls set before running your hands through your hair. Once the curls have set, rake your hands through to break them up.
Stylist tip: Get a flatiron that is either ceramic or tourmaline. These types of flatirons don’t allow product to build up on the iron, which can stop the hair from going through smoothly, leaving kinks.
Beach Wave Style Recipe
Lasso this Beach Wave look using the following products:
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