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DIY Festive blow dry!

Prep and perfect

Start off by towel drying your hair, you will not be able to achieve that sought after ‘salon bounce' with damp hair as this will not only weigh down but also flatten you hair, and nothing is worse than having flat hair when there are plenty of cameras around. Once you feel that your hair is towel dry apply a small amount of either coconut or argan oil to your hair but avoid the scalp area otherwise this will leave your hair looking greasy. Carefully brush using a detangling hair brush or wide toothed comb, both will work in the same way and act gentle on your scalp when brushing your hair to avoid damaging the ends.

Simply section

Once your hair is semi dry start to part it off into several sections, this is especially important for those of you will thick hair as this will cut down the drying time off your hair which is always a plus as you never want to put your hair through too much heat. Start this process by creating a horizontal parting along the back of your hair and fasten the top section of hair out of the way. Drying the bottom layers first will ensure all the hair is dried thoroughly.

Handle the heat

To achieve that ‘salon bounce' it is all about how you use your hair dryer but always remember to apply some heat protection spray to avoid damage. The nozzle is your best friend when it comes to perfecting this technique as it focuses on the direction of your hair when it is drying hence why it is called the concentrator nozzle. To start off the styling process, take a barrel brush and a small section of hair and layer it on the top end of the brush, hold the hairdryer on top of your hair and slowly pull along the brush whilst doing this gently curl the brush under as it reaches the end of your hair to ensure that it falls with a soft finish. For curly hair, using a brush will cause the look of frizziness so it is best to dry by scrunching and holding your hair under the heat as this will also achieve a similar finish.

Va va volume

Velcro rollers are a perfect way of naturally lifting and curling your hair. Focusing on the top layers, particularly for thicker hair, separate individual sections and place the roller at the roots underneath your hair. Pull the roller along the hair and when you reach the ends, roll it back under itself to the scalp. Fasten the roller onto your head with a grip and secure with a medium hold spray. Once you have secured all the rollers, give a final spray and warm gently using a low setting on the hairdryer, this will firmly secure and set the curls so need to carry hair spray all night long!

Finished and fabulous

Now your hair is beautifully prepped and dried, the final steps allow you to polish the look as much or as little as you like. Remove the rollers and shake your hair gently but be wary of running your fingers through the curls as this can cause the look of frizziness. Position your hair around your shoulders to beautifully frame your face and a spritz of hair spray and you are good to go.

There you have it, a step by step guide on achieving the perfect blow dry, tis the season to look hairmazing!

Author: Asgar Saboo

A renowned figure among celebrities and a regular on red carpets, the name Asgar Saboo is synonymous with headline grabbing, style-worthy hair. He is trusted by supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, as well as A-list stars including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and legend Rekha. His name is tantamount with cutting-edge and sophisticated hairstyles and his hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and multiple awards ceremonies.

Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications. He is pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and royalty, such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household and is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.

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