This is the most entertaining part of the blow-dry class I teach. It’s always the most improved subject by the end of the class too. When it comes to sectioning, there’s a lot of slacking off that really sets you back. Do your self a favor and get a good supply of jumbo clips and duckbill clips. When you section, imagine drawing the line on your scalp. Twist and tuck the whole strand of hair into the area so you can avoid tangling that hair in your brush. Neat sections will save you time and avoid tangles and tearing of your hair in the brush.
- Breakdown the head into five major sections.
- Start with the top of the head and create a section centered around the part. This should be no wider than the brush you are using and it will be the last and most important section you do.
- Divide the rest of the head into four major sections. Blow-dry using subsections that are not larger than the brush you are using.
The Finale of Your Own Blow-out
- Start at the bottom and work your way towards the top and the front of the head. When you are blow-drying the bottom section, just pay close attention to setting the ends since the rest of your hair covers the roots.
- Set the hair by thoroughly cooling each section with your dryer after it is heated dry.
- As it is cooling, set down your blow dryer (in a secure place where it won’t fall off the counter) and brush through the section several times while maintaining the shape. By doing this, you “freeze” that shape of the brush into the section. That what we call setting the hair.
- Repeat this all around the head and run a cool dryer once over using your hands to separate the section lines that may still show.
- Apply your favorite finishing products and celebrate a job well done…or another practice session survived.
I always welcome new clients for blow-dry sets and for my Round Brush Techniques Class. You can find me at Urban Betty Salon, Monday – Friday and our front desk staff is available all week to answer questions about my services and classes.