5 Simple Tricks to Become a Pro at Blow Drying
Everyone loves the way that their hair looks after a trip to the salon and that’s not only down to a fresh cut and colour, a lot of that gorgeous finish is thanks to expert blow drying
As makeup artists & hairstylists, blow drying is a fantastic skill to have up your sleeve for clients who want to get their hair looking sleek, simple and fabulous with plenty of bounce and lustre, so if you want to make it as a top bridal hairstylist, it’s time to pick up your favourite hairdryer and start learning!
1 Day Blow Drying Course
Here at Create Beautiful Hair, we like to make sure that you’ve got all the skills you need to keep you feeling confident and your clients happy, so as well as our Bridal Hairstylist Courses and Bridal Makeup Courses, we also offer a 1 Day Blow Drying Course, with our team expert Jacquie Gee, in London and Manchester.
On this fantastic, intensive course, you’ll learn all the pro tips and tricks to create really stunning styles simply by blow drying the hair. From big bouncy curls to straight and smooth looks, we cover it all with loads of hands on practice!
Master a flawless finish by getting to know all the best tools and products to use for different hair types; discover multiple techniques that yield different results and learn how to create a variety of looks that your clients will love.
Blow Drying Perfection
For truly excellent blow drying
Follow these 5 tricks of the trade that make a world of difference:
Divide & Conquer
Never attempt to go at it without sectioning first! Correct sectioning of the hair makes a huge difference to the end result so don’t skip this step. Divide the hair into several sections and clip out of the way. Work up from the neckline to the crown for lovely volume and to avoid going over the same section more than once.
Keep Your Cool
It can be tempting to speed things up by switching onto the hairdryer’s hot setting, but for a frizz-free finish and to avoid damaging the hair, keep the air stream cool at all times. Ideally, the temperature should be comfortable against the back of your hand. If you do need to speed things up a bit, turn up the stream not the heat.
Lots of people assume that blow drying is bad for hair and in excess, that may be true, but what actually causes the problem is the heat damage rather than the blow drying itself. To keep hair healthy and happy, always use a really great heat protection spray, fix a diffuser onto the nozzle to disperse heat more evenly and always get the hair to 80% dry before you start to blowdry.
Keep Your Distance
You want to try and keep the dryer at least 8 inches away from the hair to avoid extra heat damage and whipping that barnet up into a bird’s nest! This is particularly important for fine hair that tangles easily but should be applied to all hair types.
It’s those little touches that make all the difference in all aspect of bridal hair and makeup styling, and the same applies here. Always angle your dryer down and blow each strand from root to tip for smooth cuticles (the foundation of smooth, shiny hair).
Once you’ve come to the end of drying your client’s hair into the desired style, blast a stream of cool air down the strands for more elasticity.
Blow Drying Course
Watch the live model demo &
Practice the blow-dry techniques yourself
Highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to add another skill to their talents
Jacqui was a great teacher who demonstrated well and let us ask questions as and when we needed.
She was very patient and encouraging to all students.
I learnt a lot in the one day and can’t wait to go and practice my blow drying skills on friends and family then paying clients!!
I was really impressed with the course.
I learnt more than I expected to and really liked that we were in a small group.
There was a lot of individual help and attention.
Lots of top tips and information including products technique and styling tools.