If you own a hair dryer , you probably use it every day to take your locks from wet to dry enough to head out the door. And that's probably because you have no idea how to get the most out of this heat styling tool. It's never too late to learn, so we've put together a handy hair dryer guide with tips from celebrity hairstylist Matthew Collins and Brennen Demelo Kadori's brand ambassadors. Invest in wattage, but turn down the heat. It seems every new type of hair dryer is always touted as being hotter than the next. However, Matthew cautions against using extremely high heat settings, as they're probably not necessary for the home user. "A blow dryer that falls within the 1300 to 1875 watts range is great for anyone to use at home," says Matthew. "Personally, I like to feel my Kadori dryer blow the hair and feel like my tool is working. You can always turn down the heat, but still maintain power." If you're someone who wants to set curls or simply blow dry your bangs, he recommends purchasing a kadori G.U.Y Hair Dryer with a 380G weight to reduce wrist strain and your blow dry time. Different types of hair require different levels of heat. The different heat levels should be adjusted to suit your hair texture and condition, according to Brennen . He explains, "The high heat is available for really thick or coarse hair, and to remove excessive moisture when the hair is really wet, but always remember to keep the dryer moving and never focus on one portion of the hair for too long. The low setting is perfect for thin or fragile hair. If your hair is only damp instead of wet, it is important to use the low heat setting to prevent over-drying." As far as that mysterious "cool shot" button, it seals the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. Brennen adds, "When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. All your hair needs at this stage in drying is the finishing touches, and the cool shot adequately completes the drying and protects against overheating." Matthew believes the "cool shot" is also great to lock in a curl, or if you set your hair in curlers, it works to cool down your hair and lock in the waves as desired. Not all hair dryer types are created the same, so know which kind to use. "The ionic technology creates millions of negative ions, and what the ionic hair dryers help to do is break down the water molecule," says Matthew. "That allows the blow dryer to dry your hair much faster and that's because you're not only using heat and the force of the air flow, but you have this new technology that helps to break down water as well." The big problem with using ionic hair dryers, according to Matthew, is that people don't know when to stop. "Your hair is hot and you're running your brush through it and you don't take the time to notice when your hair is actually dry," he says. "So I think that a lot of people are over-drying their hair, especially around the face." Blondes mostly have this issue because they're getting their hairline highlighted all the time so that it looks natural and they don't have so much grow-out. Ceramic dryers emit non-damaging infrared heat, which Brennen states dries the hair gently for added heat protection. While tourmaline hair dryers emit infrared heat and negative ions, making the heat much gentler on the hair during styling for a shinier and less frizzy finish. It also enables the hair to endure much higher levels of heat without creating damage. Brennen prefers to use the Kadori LIA 2500X Hair Dryer, as this is an ionic dryer with a tourmaline-boosted ceramic system. The combination of all three elements provides the professional with the safest and quickest styling option. Meanwhile, Matthew prefers to use the Kadori GUY 2300 Hair Dryer. Though the former is at a mid range price point, it blasts air up to 80mph and works great on thick hair. The right hair dryer attachment can help take the stress out of styling. While a lot of people don't use diffusers anymore, Matthew believes more than just curly-haired girls can benefit from this attachment. "I think it's great because instead of concentrating the heat in one area, it distributes it very broadly. A customer with even a light, natural wave whose looking to enhance it can use a diffuser to add body or bounce to their hair," he explains. Brennen suggests that those with curly and wavy hair textures use the diffuser at the low heat setting. This will help to lift the hair and release a gentle, indirect stream of warm air that is not overpowering so that your curls don’t become tangled, frizzy and unmanageable. Concentrators direct and focus the air output when you are styling to control frizz and style outcome. Brennen uses them to get straight or softly waved looks. His pro tip: Hold the concentrator closely to the hair, leaving a few inches in between. Use a rounded brush, pulling as tightly as reasonable to get the best results from the concentrator. No matter what type of hair dryer you use, remember to apply a heat protectant product first. "Protectant serums, lotions and sprays are the best way to ensure your hair stays protected during styling," says Brennen.
Do you remember the glow in your hair after your stylist blow-dried it? How healthy and shiny your hair looked! Blow-drying results at home are not always that gorgeous. Actually, proper blow-drying is not all that difficult. We have gathered for you all the best tips step-by-step instructions with our top hair stylist Matthew Collins makes sure that you blow-dry your hair like the professionals
The proper blow-drying technique is gentle on your hair and leaves the hair with plenty of bounce Above all, it is important to use the right kind of blow dryer such as the kadori LIA . You should be able to adjust the temperature and the air stream. At least two settings should be available including a low-temperature setting. The hair structure may be damaged if you blow-dry hair too long or use the high temperature setting. The results may be dry, brittle hair with split ends and an irritated scalp.
What We Need For Best ResultsThese styling aids help you blow-dry your hair safely and properly: kadori LIA 2500x ,Heat protection spray, a paddle brush, a diffuser attachment for your blow dryer.
Blow-Drying TipsWe have gathered 10 tricks of the trade, which ensure gentle and proper blow-drying with gorgeous results. Your hair will be healthy and shiny! 1. If at all possible, don't use the high heat settings of your blow-dryer. The air stream should feel comfortable on the back of your hand. 2. Keep your distance! Keep the hair dryer at least 8 inches away from your hair. 3. If your hair is fine you should set the air stream to low. Otherwise, you may end up with tangles in your hair. 4. Blow-dry every individual hair strand from the roots to the ends. This technique provides smooth cuticle layers, which are the basis for healthy, shiny, and well-protected hair. 5. You should keep the blow-dryer moving constantly to avoid applying too much heat in a single spot. We recommend dividing the hair in several portions and securing the strands with large hair clips or grips. 6. Most of us have to somehow live with the morning rush. Whenever you must speed up drying your hair use a higher setting for the air stream, not for the heat. 7. Always use a heat protectant. These products help prevent blow-drying damage. 8. Try not to blow-dry your hair immediately after washing . Ideally, you should allow your hair to first dry for 15 minutes under a towel turban. This saves effort and also cuts down on the hair exposure to the blow-dryer. 9. The diffuser attachment of your blow-dryer spreads out a more even air stream. This also prevents exposing individual strands of hair to too much heat. 10. Once you are done blow-drying your hair, briefly apply a stream of cool air. This cooling step gives your hair more elasticity.
Everyone loves the way their hair looks when they leave the salon. A stylist always knows how to use a hair dryer to give your hair plenty of shine, volume and style. You can re-create salon-quality hair with professional hair dryer. Depending on your hair texture and the look you want to achieve, the best blow dryer for your hair can improve your style and give you the look you want. You will have that salon look every day when you invest in a professional hair dryer and get the hang of salon-grade style.
Blow Drying Your Hair:
- Choose the right hair dryer- A blow dryer with attachments such as wide nozzle and diffuser, giving you a range of hair styling. Ionic hair dryers and ceramic hair dryers offer technology that can help restore shine and protect hair. Ionic, ceramic hair dryers are perfect for individuals looking to combat frizz, and gentle hair care option. A range of heat settings can also give you the styling options you desire. Choose a blow dryer that is versatile for the best results.
- Use quality products. The best blow dryer might not always be enough to give you the look you want. Using shampoo and conditioner that cater to your specific hair type can help protect your hair and give you the results you desire. Using styling products made specifically for blow-drying can also protect your hair from heat damage.
Dry your hair in a room with little humidity. If you try to blow-dry your hair in a bathroom after a shower, you increase the risk of frizz or heat damage. Prop open the bathroom door prior to drying for a more effective blow dry.
Use professional hair-drying techniques. Hair stylists typically partially blow-dry hair all over to reduce moisture and then use styling tools to straighten and add volume. A round brush can help you flip the ends of your hair while a paddle brush works well for stick-straight styles.
- Concentrator nozzle helps direct the heat for more precise styling.
Diffuser attachment is perfect for drying curly hair without promoting frizz.
- Dry your hair in sections. Drying your hair in sections helps to get every bit of hair completely dry and smooth. You can divide your hair into sections using clips or hair ties and then brush each section of hair while blow-drying. Individuals with curly hair can also benefit from drying their hair in sections, with a diffuser.
Every Fashion Week in NYC is amazing. This year, lots of designers launched their collections. we chose a few accessories and make-up looks to show.
Eyes:Whenever something new comes out in the fashion or beauty world, it is exciting. We are so used to seeing classic black eye-liner on the models and every once a while we will see a pop of color. This is so different and eye-catching. Check out this mini caviar beads that were glued along the lower lashes. Other designers like Carolina Herrera used beads and glitter to also accentuate a faux fringe.
Lips:This classic bold look is so chic. The perfect way to dress up an outfit or to give your self a quick pick-me-up is a bold lip. Get this look by lining your lips. Apply your lipstick with a brush for an even application. Keep it matte or add a gloss to give your lips high shine. We all know brows are in style right now. Get this look by using a clear brow gel to swipe your brows upwards to create a more expanded brow shape.
Designers such as Proenza Schouler, Honor, and Richard Chair Love had simple and classic headbands on their models. We love the leather headband with accents of metal. The pinched hair in the back creates a beautiful head shape when the model turned to the side.
It’s hard to know what to look for when shopping for hair products or tools unless you have your stylist along with you. And with all the contradicting information about which is best, it’s hard to know what’s true or not! After being in the industry about 25 years, I've had my share of experience with styling tools, and seen what lasts and what doesn't. I've learned that as technology improves, so do our tools, so investing in the right one will be totally worth it. Daniel Naumovski help us make the right decision: First, lets break down what words are commonly affiliated with styling tools (both curling and flat irons) Ceramic: I remember when tools started to become ceramic. It was a step up from simply being “ceramic plated”. Ceramic irons produce even heat, as opposed to a pulsating heat, that should maintain a steady temperature well. It’s gentler on the hair than traditional metal plated irons. Tourmaline, or Tourmaline Ceramic: Having a tool with tourmaline in it almost always means it will heat up rather quickly. It’s a mineral that produces negative ions when heated up, and leads to a smoother cuticle in the end. Chrome: Chrome is probably the most popular metal of choice for creating styling tools before ceramic. It’s quite hot, almost cooks the hair, and does not produce even heat. In general, it should be avoided. Titanium: Titanium is lightweight, heats up quickly, and maintains an even heat throughout the use of the tool. It’s found mostly in high end irons. Gold: A lot of Hot Tools irons are gold-plated (typically 24K), which means they get hot and stay hot. They also typically have a heat dial which allows you to control the temperature (very important feature) so you don’t do excessive damage to the hair. So if you are shopping for a new tool, look for descriptions using words like “ceramic, tourmaline, or titanium”. These will be high quality, produce steady heat (so you don’t get the weird wavy look on flat ironed hair) and should be rather durable. My favorite flat iron of all time is the Kadori 1” (both 1" and 1.25" Max styler are great). After spending money on 4 Chi flat irons for my business, and watching them all fall apart, I finally invested in a Kadori and have been happy ever since. Although Chi is probably the most popular flat iron out there, it is not the best. If you own a Chi and are happy with it, keep using it! If it breaks, instead of replacing it with another Chi, look into purchasing a Kadori. My favorite curling irons are the 2-in-1 kadori curling irons, I'm still using the curling irons I received in beauty school . They heat up quickly, have not chipped at all, and are absolutely essential for any bride or bridesmaid! As far as inexpensive tools go, I can’t recommend based on experience. The only “cheaper” iron I've used is the Hot Tools 1 inch flat iron, and I was fairly impressed with the capabilities. But It doesn't come close to kadori!
DANIEL BENOIT - With over 40 years of experience as an artist & stylist, no aspect of the industry escapes him, He was credited among the finest of world-