This time of year is always stressful, and the number one thing we all must do is take care of ourselves. I personally like to start the weekend off with a blowout. I use LookBooker to book an appointment at a convenient salon, and let my stylists work their magic. Unfortunately I do not have the time or the funds to get daily blow outs, nor would that be any good for my locks. So I’m going to share a few secrets to keep that blowout looking fresh throughout the weekend for all of my holiday parties!
Mariano at BDry Blow Bar gave me some great tips for prepping my hair for the blow out. He recommends a good shampoo to really clean the hair and scalp, but only using conditioner on the tips so as to not weigh down the hair. Keep this in mind whether you are at the salon or doing your own blowouts.
Don’t use any. To keep your hair fresh and preserve the blow out for an extended period of time, don’t use any product. This will make your hair greasy and the look won’t last as long. If you need fabulous hair for one night only, go ahead and use whatever products you want to achieve perfection. Just know your hair will likely need a wash in the morning.
You can not put a hat on your beautifully blown out locks. Invest in a pair of ear muffs to keep you warm and show off your great look.
Mariano gave me a few suggestions for keeping the blow out looking good while you sleep. He suggested twirling and pinning the hair to hold the volume and shape. Another great option is to sleep with a silk cap on!
And when you make up, throw in a little dry shampoo. I usually wait until after the second sleep to add in dry shampoo. A few friends with darker hair suggest using dry shampoo before bed if you don’t have one designed specifically for your hair color!
Bonus Blowout Tips:
1. I chose to get my blowout on the day of a holiday party, but I also took some time off work that day to get my passport photos and new drivers license. Those pictures are with you for 10+ years! Make the most of your blowouts, and schedule wisely with LookBooker.
2. And most importantly: Wear your blowout with a smile! Show off those lovely locks and enjoy the holiday season! Tell me in the comments how you like to pamper yourself around the holidays.
Happy Holidays to All!
I collaborated with LookBooker to bring this post to you. Thank you to BDry Bar TriBeCa for my fabulous holiday blowout!