Bouncy Blow-dry Masterclass

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Beauty Uncovered

WrittenbyKirsty Brailsfordon26/01/2012

Bouncy Blow-dry Masterclass

Hone your bouncy blow-dry skills and look groomed, gorgeous and on-trend with our easy step-by-step.

Chic and classic, the bouncy blow-dry never goes out of style.As a celebrity favourite, it returns to the red carpet and the catwalk each season.

Top stylist Angelo Seminara, Trevor Sorbie protégé and international creative director, who has worked with Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon and Gwyneth Paltrow, shows us how it's done.

Chloe spring/summer 2012

Perfect Blow-dry

Blot and rough dry

After shampooing and conditioning, blot hair dry so you don't ruffle the cuticle and cause frizziness. Apply a smoothing styling product (try John Frieda Straight Fixation Smoothing Créme ) and rough dry to remove most of the moisture.

Apply volumising spray

Next, spray Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Curls Curl Constructor into the hair roots to help add volume when blow-drying. Comb through your hair with your fingers while gently drying it on a low setting. This removes excess water.

Section your hair

Put your hair into three sections, two at the sides and one at the back. Clip the two sides up.

Trevor Sorbie Large Radial Brush
Begin blow-drying
  • Select a small portion of the hair from the unclipped section.
  • Using a thick, round brush (such as the Trevor Sorbie Large Radial Brush) and beginning at the roots, gently pull the brush through the hair to the ends while you dry it. Pull the hair away from your head, stretching and straightening it as you go. Always point the dryer nozzle down as you are blow-drying the hair – this will flatten the cuticle and help give a high-shine finish.
  • Keep the tension consistent and evenly distribute heat over the section of hair you're working on. This ensures uniform hair texture and prevents over-drying of certain areas.
  • Finish drying hair, a section at a time.

Babyliss Thermo-Ceramic Rollers
Maximise the bouncy result

Apply rollers to add volume and to create a bouncy blow-dry.

Create a smooth finish

Warm a few drops of serum (try TRESemme Salon Smooth Serum ) between palms and smooth on to hair to banish any stray ends and add shine.

TRESemme No Frizz Serum
The bouncy blow-dry kit:

The hairdryer:
BaByliss 5560JU Elegance 2100W Hairdryer

Smoothing styling product:
John Frieda Straight Fixation Smoothing CrÀme

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