December 5, 2014 Diana Crisan Spotlight

5 Hairstylist Tricks You Should Steal for Yourself

We know how to make a professional blowout outlast a crazy weekend, how to sleep on styled hair and how to tame curls, but we’ve come across a few more tricks of the hair trade thanks to our gal-pal and hair expert Ashley Flaherty of Estilo Salon in Los Angeles. Share these tips with a friend or steal them for yourself — either way, you’ll be glad you know them!

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1. Play Up Your Part

Friends want to go out last-minute or date night is back on, but your hair is looking a mess? “If you don’t have time to do your hair, but it’s time to wash, just reverse your part. It will give your hair the body it needs to extend your blowdry one more day and conceal the oil,” says Flaherty.

2. Beat the Flyaways

According to Flaherty, taming flyaways is a quick and easy trick. “Spray a little hairspray into your hand and run your palm over the flyaways or you can also hairspray the spine of a comb and press it over your flyaways,” she says. Simple, effective and totally necessary!

For this, we love Garnier Fructis Full Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray or try the new Kérastase Carré Lissant static-control smoothing sheets.

3. Curling Trouble

“If you have a problem with styling waves or curls — after you curl a section, coil the curl in your hand and hold until it’s cool before you release. This will help the curls stay put,” says Flaherty.

For added hold, use L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse before styling for heat protection and 24 hour lasting hold. Once styled, lightly spritz with Pureology Strengthening Control hairspray for flexible, bouncy curls!

4. Dry Conditioner Spray

Ladies, meet your new best friend. “Everyone knows about dry shampoo for your roots, but there is also dry conditioner for your mid shaft to ends. It helps keep your hair hydrated until your next wash,” says Flaherty. We want this stuff, NOW! Try Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray for instantly smooth hair!

5. Pre-Blowout Rule

Because we all want the perfect blowout. “Rough dry your hair about 80 percent before even touching a round brush to it. This will allow for a more voluminous blowdry and be way less work for you,” says Flaherty. 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.