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How to create the ultimate Bouncy Blow Dry for going out out

How to create the ultimate Bouncy Blow Dry for going out out
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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With Bank Holiday approaching and many of us getting prepped to go out for the first time in what feels like forever, why not get heads turning make a statement with your tresses? With salons being booked up left right and centre, we’re on hand to teach you how to create the ultimate bouncy blow dry for going out out. 

Step 1: Wash and prep your hair

The key to every good hair look is in the preparation. If you want the ultimate bouncy blow dry, we recommend using the Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Duo- Shampoo & Conditioner to add bounce and body. If you suffer from dry ends or just want an ultra-glossy finish, coat your strands in the Sebastian Professional Dark Hair Styling Oil. Infused with UV protection, you can also enjoy your day in the sun carefree (English weather permitting). To finish off your hair prep and give your roots the ultimate boost, we love using the Percy & Reed The Perfect Blow Dry Makeover Spray. Simply spritz over your damp tresses to help tame frizz and give you a perfectly smooth shape and style. 

Step 2: Curl with your straighteners

If you’re after a quick fix to create your salon-worthy curls, we recommend taking your favourite straightener and sectioning off your hair. The ghd Platinum+ White Straighteners are designed to protect your locks using a consistent temperature of 185°C to help avoid damage and split ends. Once you’ve found your trusty tool, take one section of hair and twist around your straightener. Once it’s secured, gently pull it down your strand and stop just before you get to the tip so your curls lie more natural. If you want an in-depth tutorial, visit our blog on how to achieve beautiful beach waves with straighteners.  


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Step 3: Wrap it up in rollers

Now that you’ve got your perfect curl, you want to pop it into a roller to give it extra volume and to make sure it lasts all day long. The T3 Volumising 1.25 Inch Hot Rollers are great for creating big bouncy waves. Simply start at the bottom of your hot curl and wrap it all the way up going towards your hair line. If you’re in a rush or want to use less heat on your hair you can also just wrap up your fresh curls with a clip for the same result. To ensure your look lasts from dawn till dusk, set them in place with a generous spritz of the OUAI Volumizing Hairspray.  

Step 4: Set your new style

Now that you’ve got your fresh-out-the-salon curls, it’s time to set them in place for your day ahead. For best results, we recommend leaving them in your rollers for 2 hours then brushing them out gently once cooled. The Denman D81M Medium Finishing Brush with Mixed Bristle is gentle on your tresses and ensures your style still stays in place. Finish off your look with the Fudge Professional Skyscraper Light/Medium Hold Hair Spray to ensure your bouncy blow dry takes centre stage all day. 

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!