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Hot Fall Trends for Hair Blowouts

10/23/2014 12:47 EDT | Updated 12/23/2014 05:59 EST
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It seems like everyone is getting their hair blown out for everyday events and even just to go to work. I have always been pretty hopeless at styling my tresses. For many years, I would pull my hair back into a tight ponytail (and do some pretty major damage to my hair at the same time).

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Recently, I spoke with Jenny Randhawa, the Franchise Partner of the Blo Blow Dry Bar in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Jenny shared with me some of the top blowout trends for fall. Blowouts are becoming so popular, one of the stylists even told me that he has regular clients, who do not own shampoo and come in once every two days for a blow out!

What are the top trends for blow outs this season?

Texture! Lots of layered waves brought into pieces. Bohemian waves with a more polished finish, also known as mermaid waves. Super sleek or undone and dishevelled ballerina buns. And deep side parts are very on trend right now.

How can a person effectively communicate what they would like done with their blowout?

Bring in a photo. Words like texture, wave, curl, etc. can mean different things to different people!

Make sure you have prepared yourself by looking at pictures for inspiration and really think about what you want the end result to be. Hand gestures when explaining your desired style also helps!

Is there anything that a person should not do before a blowout appointment?

Avoid pre-washing and putting in product beforehand. It gives the stylist a better understanding of what your hair needs if your hair is fresh before the blowout. If there is a product you love, bring it in for the stylist to apply in your hair.

The client should not wash their hair the day of an up-do appointment. If you want your hair done in an up-do (for a wedding or other special event) day old hair is ideal.

Any other tips you may have?

Avoid over washing your hair, use products like dry shampoos and texturizing powders instead!

Invest in a good shower cap as well as a silk or satin pillowcase!

Use finishing products like serums and anti humidity sprays to help keep the frizzies under control on those humid or rainy days!

Sleep with hair loosely piled on top of your head, secure with a few pins, this will keep your volume at the roots and prevent your ends from getting frizzy and tangled while you sleep. Deep conditioning treatments are a must if you want to keep your hair looking fresh, glossy and static-free during the cold winter months!

Stay tuned to my blog and share your comments below. Your tips and suggestions are always welcome, as I continue on my journey to find pretty, stylish and comfortable fashion.

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