These days, there are all kinds of interesting hair design trends pervading the world; to achieve these looks, many people (including celebrities) rely on help from professional hair stylists. However, what if you want to be able to achieve salon-perfect hair from home?
Well, as long as you have the right tools and the proper technique, you really can achieve any hair design you set your mind to. By having an understanding of the tools you’ll need to perfect today’s hottest hair trends, you’ll be well on your way to salon-perfect hair right without leaving your house.
Common Hair Design Tools
Start by making sure you’ve got all the tools of the trade, so to speak. For starters, you’ll need a hair dryer. It’s recommended that you invest in a dryer that uses ions to smooth out hair as it dries, as well as a dryer with multiple heat settings (including a “cool” setting) so that you’re not constantly blasting your hair with heat and therefore drying it out.
Investing in the right hair dryer can make all the difference and will get you off to the right start when it comes to styling your hair.
In addition to the basic hair dryer, having a straightener is a must—especially if you have naturally curly or wavy hair. Straightening irons come in a variety of sizes, so you’ll want to purchase one based on your hair thickness and length. For example those with longer hair may want to invest in a larger straightener, whereas those with shorter hair will achieve better results with a smaller straightener.
Be sure to look for a straightening iron with ceramic plates, which will help reduce damage on your hair. And always use a heat protecting product in your hair before you get started.
Finally, there’s the curling iron, which you should also look for in ceramic. To achieve a variety of hairstyles, look for curling irons that come in a variety of barrel sizes; the smaller the barrel size, the tighter and more pronounced your curls are going to be. Larger barrel sizes, on the other hand, such as a 1.5-inch barrel, will product larger and looser curls.
Tips for Styling Hair
Of course, achieving a great hair design isn’t just about having the right tools; you’ve also got to have at least some level of knowledge and expertise when it comes to your technique. For instance, celebrity hair stylists recommend that you apply products to your hair at least 10 minutes before you dry or style, as this will allow some time for the ingredients to work into your hair and become the most effective.
Furthermore, when it comes to drying your hair, be sure to alternate between heat and cold air, which will help to eliminate frizz. And if you’re using an old metal hair brush, it’s time for an upgrade; specifically, a boar’s hair brush will help you achieve smoother locks because this material won’t transfer as much damaging heat to your hair.
More About Marinello
You don’t have to have a professional stylist to achieve a great hair design at home. However, if you’re interested making a career out of your love for hair, consider enrolling in Marinello School of Beauty’s hair design program, where you’ll learn everything you need to know and more about hair coloring, design, scalp treatment, blow drying, shampoos and rinses, and so much more. From there, you can pursue a great career as a hair designer, where you can use your creativity on the job daily.