Thursday, December 8, 2011

How-To | Perfecting Your Blow-Dry Skills PLUS Enter to WIN a Sam Villa Blow Dryer and Flat Iron

Shake Rattle and Roll

Are you “shaking and baking” when it comes to your blow drying strategy? It’s a habit many stylists fall into and unfortunately, it doesn’t yield an impressive finish. Sam Villa advises against shaking your dryer when finishing; shaking it tends to increase frizz and minimize airflow and temperature, which lengthens drying time. “The only exception is when you’re drying fine hair,” he adds. “Then it’s ok to shake the dryer (without a nozzle) until hair is 80 percent dry, to rough up the cuticle and create volume.” Sam recommends you put a nozzle on your dryer and apply Redken aerate 08 bodifying cream-mousse to protect hair from heat damage for the remainder of the styling. Over drying (baking) hair, damages it and reduces health and shine. Instead, focus on closing the cuticle, stretching and using a cooler temperature to promote smoothness and high shine. With its Evolution-Turbo Compressor delivering intense power in varying temperatures, the E-T.C. Light Professional Ionic Hair Dryer, made exclusively for Sam Villa, puts power in the hands of stylists. Enter to WIN a Sam Villa E-T.C. Light Dryer and SLEEKR Flat Iron!
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That's What She Said!
Thursday's “That’s What She Said” Moment
When I was working my first salon job, a young couple came in. The girl’s head looked badly burned for some reason. When I asked what happened, she said they were drinking and decided to cut her hair. This is how they did it: she braided her hair on both sides and her boyfriend set one side on fire! He put it out when it got to the length she wanted, and they were too scared to try the other side. So they came to me and asked me to fix it. Here's the kicker... she wanted me to cut the short burnt side to match the long, unburned side! I told her to come back when she was sober!

Carrie Morris
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