Saturday, August 07, 2010

Celebrity Hair Tip - Using a round brush

Olivia Garden Brushes work wonders for styling!
The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl.   

Round brushes are great for blow drying hair but not everyone understands that there's a method to using them, and in determining the end result.   A larger barrel brush will give you a loose (straighter) look, while a smaller round brush will give you more body, curl and volume. I say this not to set rules because even with a large barrel round brush, one can achieve great curl and movement.    However these are the basics of using a round brush when blow drying hair. 

I suggest loosely blow drying hair with fingers to remove 80-90% of the moisture.  Hair doesn't begin taking shape until it's about 80-90% dry anyway so it's useless to use a round brush on wet hair.  I also recommend using metal or ceramic barrel round brushes for better slip and control of the fabric as you're working.   Remember practice makes perfect but these few tips have served me well on many red carpet occasions and day to day salon styling sessions as well.   Enjoy. 

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