How to Achieve the Classic Blowout

How to Achieve the Classic Blowout

While deep side parts and old Hollywood waves are right on-trend this season, the perfect, classic blowout never goes out of style.

Case in point? Chloe Moretz’s flawless mane at the Billboard Music Awards. Parted in the middle, just the right amount of volume, and barely bent at the ends. Jennifer Lopez also walked down the Billboard Music Awards with a smooth blowout, and model Doutzen Kroes had a modified version at the red carpet premiere of ‘Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)’ in Cannes.

While the length of her hair was full of body and smooth, she parted it to the side, and tucked it behind her ears for a slightly sleeker look on top.

To get the classic blown-out look at home, you just need some patience and the right tools.

Clean hair blows out the best, so use a clarifying shampoo and conditioner like Drybar Happy Hour Weightless Shampoo and Conditioner.

Then, towel dry the hair, comb it out, and apply a mousse like Bumble and bumble. Thickening Full Form Mousse to add body. Then, an important product tip you’ll be thanking me for: Apply a small dollop of Living proof. Prime Style Extender–it literally doubles the life of your blowout! So if you usually have to wash after two days, this will give you four.

It’s time to dry. The higher powered the hair dryer, the easier it is to get your hair dry without frizz. Using large alligator jaw clips like Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips, section the hair into small, two-inch sections, and dry using a ceramic round brush.

Be sure to start at the roots, and as you pull the brush down through the length of the hair, follow it with the dryer, making sure the nozzle is pointing downward onto the hair to help eliminate frizz. Once you’re at the front, top layer, be sure to dry away from the face on each side.

When the hair is completely dry, tame any stray frizz with a glossing serum like Phyto Phtolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum. Then, voila! A little time and patience, and you’ve got the perfect, classic blowout.

Blow Out

Drybar Happy Hour Weightless Shampoo
Drybar Happy Hour Weightless Conditioner
Bumble and bumble. Thickening Full Form Mousse
Living proof. Prime Style Extender
Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips
Jilbere Round Brush
Phyto Phtolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum

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One Response to How to Achieve the Classic Blowout

  1. EmmaWoodhouse May 24, 2013 at 00:25 #

    When done right, it’s lovely. When done wrong, it’s fried. I think Chloe and Doutzen got it right here, while Jennifer’s hair looks a bit dry.

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