• Cosmo DiSchino

The Salon Secrets to the Perfect Blow Dry

Updated: Oct 23, 2019

You know how you get the perfect blow dry at the salon and then you go home and you can’t reproduce it? Pretty disappointing, right? That’s probably why blow dry bars produce almost $7 billion in service sales and another $2 billion in retail sales. If you’re wondering if it’s even possible to get a salon-quality blow dry at home, like those produced by hair salons in West Palm Beach, try these handy tips.




Get the Right Blow Dry Tools

One of the top tips from any Palm Beach hair salon is to have the right tools on hand. You’ll need a high-quality blow dryer with at least 1800 watts of power. If you have very thick hair, you’ll get the best results with a device that has 2000 watts of power.

Your blow dryer should also have heat and speed controls so you can adjust the settings as needed to achieve the hairstyle you want. You also need a round barrel brush if you want curls and a flat paddle brush if you want flat, sleek hair.


Learn the Sectioning Technique

Any hair salon in Palm Beach Gardens will use sectioning when blow drying your hair. This allows you to control the areas you’ve already dried and keep track of what you still need to dry. You might think this will take longer, but it actually saves time because you can efficiently dry each section on its own rather than going back and forth over your entire head of hair.


Use the Right Product

You can’t get a salon-quality blow dry if you don’t use any product. If you have fine hair or it’s dry, the right product will add body and if you have curly hair, a product can help keep it from getting frizzy.

The right way to use product is to towel dry your hair, then add the product before you begin blow drying. You also want to apply a heat protecting spray to preserve each strand since too much heat can damage your hair.


Try Pre-Drying

When you search for “hair salons near me,” it’s because they can get the right style every time. Pre-drying is one of those secrets that can save you time and money because you can get your dream blow dry at home.

To achieve it, you want to get your hair almost all the way dry before doing the actual blow out. You can let your hair air dry, but you can also dry the roots with your blow dryer, then do your blow out. If you have bangs, dry them right away since they’ll air dry faster and it will be harder to style them.


Practice Makes Perfect

You don’t have to look for haircut places near me to get a beautiful blow dry every time. Using these secrets straight from the professionals, you can get the same look at home, saving yourself time and money. It just takes a little practice and you’ll be getting envious looks from everyone you pass.

If you want more expert tips to look after your locks, check out our hair section

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