Admit it (we are!) – you can't actually blow-dry your own hair without a/ getting caught up in a tangle or brushes and wires, b/ frazzling half your hair off and c/ looking like you've been electrified by the time you're finally done. So, with that in mind, we caught up with blow-dry maestro Andrew John at the Charles Worthington salon to find out just HOW to complete your blow-dry in five easy steps. Read, watch and learn ladies...
Step 1: Apply a 10p-sized amount of Charles Worthington Salon Shine Results Hair Healer Leave in Conditioner (£5.49) to your hair BEFORE combing it through with a wide-toothed comb. Brushes = breakages, so it's worth investing in that comb...
Step 2: Choose a wide-barrelled brush (the longer your hair, the wider the barrel needs to be). To begin blow-drying, imagine your hair is split into eight sections (four on each side of your parting) that start at the nape of the neck and finish around your face.
Step 3: Comb a small section through at the nape of the neck and pin the rest of your hair back. Place the brush underneath the section, pushing it right into the root. Blow-dry with the nozzle of the dryer pointing down the hair shaft, moving it from root to tip, to keep get that sleek and glossy finish. Roll under at the tips and hold the dryer on the final part for a few sections to achieve a slight under curl.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 for all eight sections of the hair. For fine baby hairs around the face, take the fly-away section between your first and second fingers, pull it back tightly and swoop the dryer along from root to tip.
Step 5: Find your perfect root-lift point by rubbing your hand over the crown of your head - where it feels flattest is where you need to boost volume the most. Section this piece of hair off, place the brush at the root again and brush it FORWARDS up and over the head as you blow-dry from root to tip. To achieve maximum root-lift, leave another barrel brush or a velcro roller curled under at the root of this section for a few minutes. Blast the hair with the cold button on your dryer to 'set' the hair in place. Voila!
Learn how to master glamorous hair… whether it's for a big blow dry or the ultimate updo our style experts will be able to advise on hairstyles to suit any special occasion (weddings, red carpet events etc). £55 for a member of the team and £65 for salon manager for one hour including a goodie bag, http://www.charlesworthington.co.uk/
- Bella Blissett