While it's a challenge to compete with a professional, there is one little mistake that might be coming between you and hair nirvana: Turning off the blow dryer before your hair is completely dry. If hair still has a bit of moisture, it won’t be able to hold the shape you've painstakingly created.
Hair Taming 101
Begin by towel drying, and then let your hair air dry as much as possible before tackling the dryer. When you think you’re done with your blow dry, wait a minute, and then feel deep down into your roots. If your hair feels cool to the touch at all, it’s not fully dry.