During the Tribeca Film Festival, Conair set up a Style Studio in the Arts and Cinema Lounge to offer celebrities quick touch ups before their red carpet debuts. On hand to assist with blow out’s was blow out pro and celebrity hairdresser, Jonathan Antin- so we just had to ask how he creates the perfect bouncy blow out. Please find his tops below.
Tips for a Bouncy Blow Out from Jonathan Antin:
For an extra voluminous bouncy blowout, begin by towel drying clean, wet hair. Be certain that hair is rinsed VERY thoroughly.
Use a wide tooth comb to untangle hair.
With a professional quality dryer that has a cool shot button, such as the InfinitiPRO AC Motor Dryer by Conair, dry hair upside down. Follow by smoothing out ends with a round brush on a low, warm setting. Engage the cool shot button every 15-20 seconds.
A professional quality dryer with ionic technology is key because the AC motors featured in these dryers dry hair faster minimizing damage and frizz.
When hair is completely dry, divide hair into 2 inch sections.
Begin at the top of the head, toward forehead and work backwards. Wrap hair around a round brush with a medium-sized barrel so that the section is rolled toward the back of the head.
Using high heat and a concentrator nozzle to pinpoint airflow, dry hair from root to end for 8 seconds, then freeze into place using the cool shot button for 5 seconds. This technique is similar to hot rolling and gets volume, separation and definition. If hair is excessively curly, you can dry hair from mid-shaft to end to minimize styling time.
When finished with the top of head, dry hair on sides and back pointing the dryer downward. This avoids getting frizz and fly-aways.
Dab a pea-sized amount of styling cream into your hands, and smooth it into the ends of hair to define and separate tresses.
Finish hair with a light hold flexible hairspray such as Rusk Being Sexy.
Styling Tool Suggestions:
InfinitiPRO by Conair AC Motor Dryer Dryer, $34.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond
Conair Wide Tooth Comb, $1.49 at Walgreens
Rusk Being Sexy, $16.00 Folica.com