5 Easy Steps to Get Silky Straight Hair
by Celebrity Hairstylist Asgar
To step out of the house with glossy, smooth and perfectly straight hair is every woman’s dream. And while we all have our own frizz-taming routines, it’s important to get the technique right and use the adequate products and tools, as hair straightening can be very damaging to the hair if done improperly.
Celebrity stylist to the stars Asgar Saboo and Style Director at the Daniel Galvin Salon in London shares with us his fail-proof 5 step guide to help you straighten your hair from home and keep your locks looking silky and healthy.
1. Use a high quality bristle brush to detangle your hair, as these type of brushes evenly distribute the sebum from the scalp to the ends of the hair and will keep your locks looking shiny and frizz-less, says Asgar.
2. Apply a heat serum to wet or towel-dried hair.
Start with one pump of product and rub it into the palm of your hands before distributing it evenly.
Avoid letting the product get near the roots, as this can make your hair look lank and greasy.
3. Divide your hair in sections and clip them up.
Blow dry each section going from root to tip, carefully pulling the round brush away from your head as you do so.
It’s best to use your hair dryer at medium temperature settings to avoid drying out your hair.
4. Once your hair is dry, clamp the straightening iron around your hair and gently smoothen each strand.
Choose small strands for more effective results.
It’s also best to use the straightener about an inch away from the roots to get a little bit of volume, advises the hair expert.
5. Apply a shine-boosting serum to finish off the look
Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous – Internationally Renowned Celebrity Hairdresser Asgar on his Brush with the Glitterati
From supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. 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 with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.
As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Imparting his words of wisdom on good hair care, Asgar has also been a regular columnist for the UK’s leading national newspaper targeting the South Asian Diaspora Eastern Eye since 2005. Asgar has appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show and the Asian TV Breakfast for three years.
A regular on red carpets around the world, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and Awards ceremonies, and he is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.
Asgar’s distinguished celebrity clientele includes supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy as well as Bollywood A List stars Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and legend Rekha. He is also pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household.
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.