5 Steps To A Better Blowout

It seems so simple: Lather, rinse, blow-dry. But anyone who's ever walked out of a salon with a great blowout knows that achieving the same results at home isn't easy. We sought NYC-based stylist Jasmine Anna Galazka of Warren Tricomi Salon to find out how to get professional-quality results at home.


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Condition Training

Galazka says a great blowout starts with a great wash. "My favorite products are the Kerastase Chronologiste Bain Shampoo ($42) and Mask ($149). You'll get super hydration and moisture replenishment," she says. 

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Use Protection

Drying your hair straight out of the shower can damage your locks. Instead, towel-dry and apply a heat-protectant product to prevent breakage and overexposure. Then, add a volumizer, Galazka suggests. This helps add fullness without leaving your hair feeling too sticky or firm.

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The Great Divide

Separate your hair into six sections. Galazka recommends making a plus sign on top of your head and dividing the hair into four sections. Then, divide the hair at the nape of the neck into two additional sections.

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Brush Hour

Using a medium-size round brush (Galazka is a fan of the Y.S. Park medium 60G1, $132), start at the nape and work your way up toward the crown. "The key is to make sure each section is completely dry before starting a new one," she says. After each section, wrap the piece around two fingers and secure it into a pin curl with a duckbill clip. Next, move to the side sections, beginning at the bottom and working your way up to the crown again.

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Spray and Go

Once the full head is completed, Galazka says to spray with a firm, long-lasting hairspray like Keratase Laque Dentelle ($37) to set everything in place. If you want more curl, leave the clips in longer. For a sleeker hairdo, remove them right away. Release the clips and run through the curls with a comb or your fingers. You can touch-up any pieces around your face or bangs for extra smoothness. The finishing touch: Spray with long-lasting hairspray to keep your blowout on point all day long.

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