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How To Do a Blowout

Need Blowout Tips? Here You Go.

You've probably heard of manicures and martinis before. How about blowout lessons and bellinis? That's just what the Oscar Blandi Salon in Manhattan is offering to its clients.

For $250, attendees of the class have one-on-one instruction time with a stylist. "Everyone’s nervous," Blandi told the New York Times. "This is why we have Bellinis," he added. Find some of his tips from the class when you


  1. Squeeze any excess water out with your fingers.
  2. Apply a straightening balm to your fingers (not palms). Rub the product on your fingers together and rake through your hair as if you were using your fingers as a comb.
  3. Dry hair slightly using low heat, without a brush.
  4. Section and clip hair into four parts: one in the front, back, and on each side.
  5. Blow-dry each section separately, always using a nozzle pointed at a 90-degree angle, for the most consistent, straightest, and shiniest results. Use a flat brush in one hand and a blow-dryer in the other. Take a strip of hair (about brush-width) into your brush. Using your brush as the lead, move the brush down the hair from roots to ends, following behind with your blow-dryer.
  6. After completing each section, repeat the blow-drying techniques with a round brush for smoothness. Hello, fabulous hair.


missyxjoanna missyxjoanna 8 years
thanks for the tips. but one thing that i can never master is how the heck to blow dry the back of my head ? i don't have 4 arms !!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
These tips sound great...for people who don't have insanely curly crazy hair. [Sigh] I can never get my hair straight without the poof.
HelloAnia HelloAnia 8 years
I've been using that technique and it still leaves my hair SUPER poofy... poofy enough that I have to use a straight iron right after. Eeek, so bad for the hair. I guess it's because my hair naturally is wavy and very full. It's a curse.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I do everything but step 3, so I'll have to try that tonight. :)
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Missyd, Ha! I think it's because the students get nervous that a stylist is standing behind them watching their every move — especially when it's Oscar Blandi!!
missyd missyd 8 years
good article. Can some one please explain to me though why u would be nervous blow drying your hair, and why in the world you would need a Bellini to calm that nervousness? I blow dry my hair every morning and I dont need an alcohol buzz to do it... :p ???????
kythera kythera 8 years
I do my hair pretty much like the instructions, cool. At least I'm doing it right, then again I had a great guy friend to help back in the day. My hair is very thick, but the serum is what makes my hair calm down lol. ;P
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I blogged about this last night! :) I need to buy a nozzle for my hairdryer.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Good tips, but I only blow dry 2-3 times a week.
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 8 years
I usually just squeeze excess water out with a towel, put in some heat protecting balm, then blow dry in all diffferent directions till its almost dry. Then I go through it with a flat-iron. I'm gonna get a flat brush and try these tips out.
emalove emalove 8 years
I hardly ever blowdry...too lazy. Haha.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great tips!
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