The Blow out: A Modern Beauty Standard

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While blowouts are not new, they have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Originally blow outs were created to make the hair look sleek and shiny for special occasions such as weddings or proms. Nowadays blowouts can be found at many different salons, including those that specialize in curly hairstyles. A blowout is achieved by using heated air from a blow dryer on wet hair before it has been styled and conditioned with product. The blow dryer will create volume while adding shine to the hair for an all-around more glamorous appearance!

What is a blow out?

A blowout is the act of blow drying wet hair. It can be done with a round brush, to create volume and smoothness, or without a brush for sleek look.

Blowout vs. Blow Dry

A blow out and a blow dry are two different things. A blowout is achieved by using heated air from a blow dryer on wet hair before it has been styled and conditioned with product. The blow dryer will create volume while adding shine to the hair for an all-around more glamorous appearance!

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What makes blowouts so popular?

They are a blow dry that is typically done with heat styling tools and products to make the hair sleek, smooth, shiny and voluminous. Blow outs have become more popular in recent years due to an increased availability of blow dry bars at salons.

The blowout can be used for any occasion, including weddings, proms and even for a more glamorous or formal look.

What is a blow out treatment?

A blow out treatment is a way of treating your hair that includes blow drying wet or damp locks.

What are the benefits?

  • In general they give you sleek, shiny and voluminous hair
  • Blow outs can be done at any salon for an increased price which may include a blow dry bar with more services available than just blow drys
  • Blow outs are a great way to make your hair look more glamorous for any event or occasion.
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What is a blowout at a hair salon?

A blowout at a hair salon is the act of a wash then blow drying wet or damp locks. Some salons may offer blowouts and other services, such as blow dry bars with more to choose. They can be done on any type of hair (curly hair is popular for this type of styling service) for an event or occasion that might require looking glamorous. Some also include a scalp massage. These massages provide tension relief and can also help with hair growth!

What does it cost?

Blowouts can cost anywhere from $40 to upwards of $115.

How long does getting a blowout take?

The service should only take about 15-30 minutes (very long hair 45 minutes plus), depending on the size and thickness of your hair. The blowout is not a lengthy process but taking some time for other styling tools afterwards will account for more time spent in the salon chair.

What is the difference between a blow out treatment and a blow dry bar?

  • blowout treatments are blow outs done at a hair salon
  • blow dry bars may be available as an alternative to blow outs, with more services than just blow drys. However, you can still get a blow out treatment from any salon.

What is the difference between a blowout and air drying?

A blowout will typically blow dry your hair with a blow dryer tool, while air drying may use no heat.

What are the benefits of blow outs vs air-drying?

A blowout will create sleek and shiny locks that can be styled in any way desired.

Air drying will typically not make your hair as smooth or voluminous. Air dried styles also tend to be looser.

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How long does a blowout last?

A blowout typically lasts for around a week and can be done about two times before needing another.

How do I make a blowout last?

To help them last longer, use a high quality blow dryer and blow your hair with it when it is damp.

Where can I get a blowout treatment?

Hottie Hair Salon offers blowouts and blowout treatments.

Is blowout bad for hair?

They are not typically bad for hair. It is best to blow dry your hair when it is damp in order to minimize damage from blow dryer tools

Why blowouts make life easier?

They make life easier because blow drying hair is a time-consuming process. It can be done with heated air and blow dryer, which will add volume while adding shine to your locks for glamorous look.

Blowout Products

When using a blowout product, starting with a clean wash is important. Both Amika and DevaCurl offer gentle hair products that are safe for use on all hair types and free of animal-derived ingredients. We can give you great results without having to put any chemical residue in your hair by skipping the first step in our process. If they are your go-to blowout product, then you may want to consider the Amika Dry Hair Detox Treatment for an added boost.

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The Procedure and Tools Used For A Blowout

What do you need?

  • Hairdryer
  • Round brush (optional)
  • Product such as hairspray, serum, oil etc. depending on what type of hairstyle is desired and what is included in blow out package
  • Towel

What is the process?

The blow dryer will create volume while adding shine to the hair. The blowout can be done with or without a round brush, depending on what you are looking for. Make sure not to overdue it, as this could cause heat damage and frizziness.

They are done in three steps.

Dry

First, blow dry the hair until it is 75% to 80% dry and straighten out any curls or waves that may have developed while blow drying.

Round Brush

Second, use a round brush if desired for volume or without a brush for sleekness.

Style

The final step involves applying product such as hairspray, serum or oil to add a healthy sheen.

How do you get a perfect blowout?

It’s not enough just to use heat, brushes or products like hairspray in order to achieve that perfectly smooth finish we see celebrities often wear down red carpets – these stars have stylists as well! To recreate this look at home, wrap your head with plastic from ear level downwards. Comb the roots of your hair together and then point your head towards the ceiling so gravity can do its work.

I blow out my hair every day and it looks good!

A blowout can be achieved with a round brush, to create volume and smoothness, or without a brush for sleek look. The key is in the technique; blow drying your hair at the right temperature (not too hot), using products that have heat protector properties like thermal wax or mousse when needed, detangling before blowing dry so you’re not lifting up tangles as much. These are all things stylists recommend if you want to achieve perfect looking ones on yourself.

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Conclusion

To summarize, they are a modern beauty standard that can be styled in any way desired. Blowout products will typically make life easier because blow drying hair is time-consuming and often involves the use of heat tools which could cause damage to your locks if done too much or without adequate moisturizing protection.