My clients are constantly telling me that there’s nothing quite like a great blow out. They feel transformed when they leave the salon with a shiny, bouncy, glamorous blow out. It’s amazing how uplifting something so simple can be. How your day, your outfit and even your attitude can be so dramatically improved. But how long, you may have wondered, can that wonderful feeling last? Here at Fabio Scalia Salon we feel that, with the appropriate amount of TLC, a good blow out should be able to last between 4 and 6 days. That is why this weeks beauty tip is dedicated to making your blow dry last. Our stylist, Theresa Belloni, put together a list of five ways to make a blow out last up to a week. Whether you are doing it yourself or having it done professionally, follow Theresa’s tips for a lasting blow out: 1) To begin with, make sure your hair is extremely clean. This will require two shampoos. It is important that you, or the person washing your hair, really massages your hair at the roots to make sure your scalp gets clean. The cleaner the better! A beautiful blowout on a dirty scalp is a failure waiting to happen. 2) If you are doing your own blow out, make sure that the blow dryer you are using gets really hot. Also, make sure it is fast-drying, to prevent hair damage. We carry the T3 line of blow dryers as well as the Parlux, which will both do the trick. I’m sorry to say, but it is impossible to achieve a proper blowout with a bargain dryer. They are just not powerful enough.3) When you go to sleep at night put your hair up. Do NOT use a traditional elastic hair tie because you will get that “dent” that signifies the demise of your blowout. Instead, for volume the next day, put your head upside down and gather your hair into a loose bun on top. Secure with a ribbon hair tie, like these by Sephora, or any cloth hair tie that does not have a lot of elastic. If you are not trying to achieve volume, tilt your head back and pull hair into a low, tight bun just above your neck. Secure the same way. A high bun for volume
For smooth kissable lips, even in the dead of winter, our in house makeup expert, Michael J'ann Robinson, has a beauty tip that works great and is easy on the wallet. To create your own homemade lip scrub simply mix one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of sugar together to form a paste. Rub it on your lips to for a minute or so, to remove all the dead cells, before wiping off with a warm wash cloth. Apply your favorite moisturizing lip balm and you are ready to go! Michael recommends storing the leftover homemade lip scrub in a small tupperware container or jar for up to two weeks. *You can also try substituting honey for the olive oil. Honey does not have the same moisturizing effects as the olive oil but it is great for exfoliation. If you are feeling a little adventurous, we also found a list, courtesy of Brit & Co, of 23 types of homemade lip scrubs, made with everything from peppermint to ginger! Check out the list here.