By expert stylist Amanda Colihan
We’re seeing a no-fuss, messy theme in hair of today. Although pretty and polished is a classic look that we will always turn to for that special hair occasion – modern cool demands more of a cutting edge style and encourages a care-free look. What makes this blow dry the best is that you don’t have to stress over perfect styling with the right method or technique. The hair pieces are randomly picked and blown out in all directions, so it’s easy for anyone to achieve. As long as your hair is long enough to curl, you can embrace an undone blow out. The result is a nice balance of a done, but “not too done” wavy hairstyle that you can wear daily. It will even look better as time goes on, so it can buy you some time before your next shampoo. Who doesn’t love low maintenance?!
Start with a styling cream that will give hold to a style while giving smoothing benefits to the hair. You can always cocktail a creamy product with a little hair oil like Essence Absolue by Shu Uemura. Rough dry the hair to about 80% while twisting hair sections with your fingers as you do so to create some movement. Using smaller, zig-zag sections around the head, take random pieces and twist hair with a brush. Blow out some pieces towards the face and some away. For a tighter, messier look use a smaller brush. A larger brush will give you softer, more natural waves. Do not disturb the curls until you’re completely done with the blowout. Finally, shake out your hair and mess it up with your hands a bit. Allow some pieces to do their thing, even if it “feels” crazy or weird. Follow with a texturizing spray to add more volume and complete the style. My favorite is Oribe’s Apres Beach spray.