At Belle de Jour Salon we do a lot of hair color, when clients come in for a color only service we want them to leave looking great, but since they are not scheduled for a styling service we have come up with some great tricks so our clients leave looking glamorous and beautiful in a short amount of time.
Velcro Rollers – They may sound old fashioned to you but they are fabulous for smoothing out frizzy hair and giving a finish that looks like you spent a lot of time round brushing. Rough dry hair until it is almost dry and then take 1 – 2 inch sections of hair, slide the roller down the section of hair neatly wrapping the ends around the roller then roll it up with a good bit of tension, clip in place as needed, spray with a soft hold styling spray, I like Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray by Oribe because we have a lot of humidity here in Atlanta. Blow dry the velcro rollers on a hot setting for about 5 minutes, then let them cool down for 10 minutes (this is a great time to do your make-up, drink your coffee, do your oil pulling 😉 or just relax) Take them down and rake your fingers through your hair. Think Victoria Secret model hair.
InStyler IQ – This is a professional rotating iron, a hot tool that looks like a hybrid of a curling iron, flat iron and a brush. Again, I would rough dry the hair and to speed up the drying time I spray Royal BlowOut by Oribe. When hair is 100% dry but ends look unruly, pass the InStyler over them it will give the hair a soft bend on the ends that looks very polished and perfect. FYI be sure to buy the InStyler IQ it is the professional series and it blows the other ones away, really no comparison.
The Ponytail Trick – This is my all time favorite trick, I have been WOWing clients at the salon with this for years! Rough dry hair 100% and pull your hair up on top of your head in a silly ponytail like you would to wash your face, Take a curling iron to your ponytail, you should be able to do this in 5 – 6 sections, it makes it so easy to curl all of your hair, which can be very overwhelming for girls with thick long hair who have a hard time reaching/seeing the back. Take your ponytail down, shake it out and voilà soft loose waves on your ends. I found this great tutorial on the web, check it out.