5 Tips & Tricks To Get Salon Quality Hair At Home!
5 Tips & Tricks To Get Salon Hair At Home!
As stylists, we know doing your own hair can be difficult and stressful, but we are here to help! Here are five tips from the pros guaranteed to help you get that salon quality finish at home.
#5: Flip for Volume
When looking for volume, start by tipping your head upside down while rough drying to lift the root free from its natural pattern. Once your hair is 80% dry flip your head back over, and go in with your round brush wrapping your hair from the crown all the way to your root and holding it for a few seconds. This will lift your root from its natural laid down state and give it that life and volume you are looking for.Finish your look off with some lightweight hair spray, then stand and marvel at what you have created!
#4: Practice. Practice. Practice.
If there is one thing your stylist knows, it is that getting good at perfecting a look takes practice. Nobody wakes up a natural hair styling ninja. When you are using your styling tools, practice and repetition will build dexterity in your hands to allow you to move, flip, and twist the way you want and familiarity with your instruments of hair wizardry. Switch up which hand you use, and practice using your brush in combination with a hair dryer and you will be amazed at how much easier styling becomes. For a natural look when using your curling iron, focus on curling away from your face. Use your fingers or a wide toothed comb to manipulate your curls into sequence and create a natural flowing look versus the flat hanging ribbon curls you are accustomed to. Have some fun with it and see with some practice what you can create, and how easy styling at home can be.
#3: The Right Tools For The Job.
While you can certainly do some pretty amazing things with lackluster equipment, having the proper tools in your hair kit can make your life simpler and help you achieve looks you never though possible. One of the most important tools you already have at home is your hair dryer. When it comes to picking the right one, disregard the price and get right to the nitty-gritty details. Two things matter when picking a hair dryer: wattage and materials. When shopping, look for
dryers above 1800 watts and look for either ceramic or tourmaline heating elements. A proper hair dryer will minimize frizz and give you a sleek and shiny look every time.
#2: Use the right products.
When it comes to picking products for your hair it can be a bit overwhelming. Not only are there an over abundance of choices, but clever marketing gimmicks and flashy branding can leave you with an expensive product that really doesn’t live up to the hype.
The next time you are in the chair, ask your stylist what they are using and what they recommend for your particular hair type. This is super important because if you are not using the correct products that will work with your type of hair, you will never get the results you are looking for. After a few weeks of using quality products that are designed to work with your style of hair you are guaranteed to see amazing changes. You owe it to your hair to ask your local hair expert what they recommend for your head today!
#1: Cut Down On The Shampoo.
By now you have heard this tip a million times, but it is still our #1 as it is often overlooked and forgotten about. The bottom line is: do not shampoo your hair every day. It can be a tough habit to break, but you owe it to your hair to switch to shampooing at least every other day – and if you can every 3rd or 4th day. That “oil” that builds up in your hair is your bodies natural product for nourishing and rejuvenating your hair. Don’t shampoo your hair every single day. When you wash your hair daily, you strip your hair of those oils which leads to dry, flat, and limp hair. Switch up your routine and hold off on the shampooing (and save some money on shampoo) and soon you will be able to style your hair and have it hold nicely again.