A Salon-Quality Blowout At Home

"One of the easiest salon styling techniques a woman can do at home is a blow out," says Edward Tricomi, celebrity stylist and co-owner of the Warren-Tricomi salons. "The secret to sleek, straight hair is having the right tools and products to create the look you want."

Here, Tricomi shares his secrets for creating salon-worthy style at home:

The Style: Ultra-Sleek and Straight
1. Towel dry the hair to get all the moisture out.
2. Apply a lightweight, oil-free styling gel that resists humidity, calms strands and helps detangle hair to tame frizz and smooth flyaways.
3. Next, section hair and use the Warren-Tricomi Tension Brush ($40) to pull each section straight as you blowdry.
4. After straightening each section, use a flat iron to lock in the style.

ABOUT EDWARD TRICOMI
Part closet rock star, part Edward Scissorhands, Edward Tricomi is as unforgettable as the hair styles he creates.

What truly separates Edward from other stylists is his signature cutting technique. Precision is his trademark and watching Edward cut hair is much like watching an artist move his brush. One person who recognized this unique talent was famed Vogue editor Polly Mellon, who introduced the world to Edward and was instrumental in jumpstarting his career.

Edward's work can be seen in magazines around the world including Vogue, French Vogue and Italian Vogue, and on the runways during New York City's 7th on 6th Fashion Week. Recent collaborations have included work with designers such as Ann Bowen, Lilly Pulitzer, Anand Jon and Rosa Cha, just to name a few.

If you turn on your television, you are bound to happen upon Edward, talking hair. He has appeared on nearly every national TV show including The View, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly and more recently America's Next Top Model. This extensive television experience has led to a new reality show, Salon Diaries, starring Edward and his business partner, renowned colorist Joel Warren, which debuted on Bravo in May 2006.

In 1996, Edward joined forces with Joel and business guru Roxanna Pintilie to launch the first Warren-Tricomi Salon located at 57th Street in New York City. This eclectic hair haven reflects Edward's exotic travels throughout Europe, Morocco and the Far East and captures his colorful personality on each wall. Since then, Warren-Tricomi salons have opened at 45 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, in Greenwich, Connecticut and in Los Angeles, California.

Edward is always dreaming of new ways to share his vision with the world. These dreams have led to consumer product development and Edward has collaborated with Joel to create several collections of shampoos, conditioners and styling products including Pure Strength, which features their revolutionary Three-C System (Cleanse, Close and Condition), Cabana Collection (styling products with an organic protective shield), and Style Line (an innovative collection of 16 professional-grade, salon-quality items that puts the power of their collective expertise into the hands of consumers everywhere). All Warren-Tricomi products are available at Bath and Body Works flagship stores, C.O. Bigelow flagships stores or via www.warrentricomi.com.

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