Salon Experts Spill Their Secrets for a Perfect Blowout

Prepare to be blown away!

Prepare to be blown away!

A flawless blowout without the salon: seem too good to be true?

Not anymore! At Elliven Spa, we know our clients and readers deserve the best - so this week we're sharing our top salon secrets to achieving that perfect blowout, every time. Are you ready?

  • If you have bangs, always dry them first. This will help to get them styled the way you want with out them drying on their own. 
     
  • Always use a primer on the hair before applying your product. This will help to balance the pH of the hair, which will enhance the effect of the product. Try Bumble and bumble's Prep, Tonic or Invisible Oil Primers. 
Spray on towel dried hair before product is applied. Best for "Virgin" hair or hair that is not damaged.

Spray on towel dried hair before product is applied. Best for "Virgin" hair or hair that is not damaged.

Best for people that need softening added to their hair. Great for coarse, dry or damaged hair. A favorite among men because of it's tea tree oil & fresh scent!

Best for people that need softening added to their hair. Great for coarse, dry or damaged hair. A favorite among men because of it's tea tree oil & fresh scent!

The newest to the primers & it has added UV protection. Perfect for everyone's beach bag for scalp protection. Fantastic on the little ones, so their tender scalps do not get sunburnt!

The newest to the primers & it has added UV protection. Perfect for everyone's beach bag for scalp protection. Fantastic on the little ones, so their tender scalps do not get sunburnt!

  • When blow drying your hair for added volume, always redirect the hair in the opposite direction. This will add great lift at the root of the hair. For extra va-va-voom, spritz Bumble and bumble's thickening hairspray onto the roots of your towel-dried hair:
Named a hairspray but is still a styling aid meant to be applied to wet hair. A go to product for almost everyone looking for volume!

Named a hairspray but is still a styling aid meant to be applied to wet hair. A go to product for almost everyone looking for volume!

  • For a sleek, straight blowout, be sure to use a heat protectant on your hair.
     
  • Divide your hair into small sections, then blow dry from the root to the end of hair closely with a flow director nozzle on the blow drier for best results. Try using a straightening product like Bumble's Straight Blow Dry:
Two of our favorite collections: Bumble and bumble Blow Dry and Camille Beckman Platinume Gold

Two of our favorite collections: Bumble and bumble Blow Dry and Camille Beckman Platinume Gold

Of course, a beautiful blowout must be SPA-lebrated! Our Bubbles & Blowouts event was no exception:

Two of our favorite things

Two of our favorite things

Delicious champagne, chocolate and cheese pairings by Evolutionare

Delicious champagne, chocolate and cheese pairings by Evolutionare

Who doesn't love pink champagne cake pops?

Who doesn't love pink champagne cake pops?

Choose your weapon! All 3 smell amazing!!!

Choose your weapon! All 3 smell amazing!!!

Sleek new blowout? Check. Enjoy!

~In Beauty
Ashley

Posted on October 6, 2014 .