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If you have ever received a haircut here at GENEVA Hair Studio then you have experienced our signature blowout and styling lesson. We know that duplicating a blowout at home can be challenging so here are a few great tips to help you out.
A great blowout, or any style for that matter, begins with the product and the tools. Grab your round brush, blowdryer with concentrator attachment, and Benniefactor products and let's get started (pic 1).
To achieve long lasting volume begin by applying a hold factor from root to ends as well as a root lifter through freshly washed damp hair.
We suggest Benniefactor's b More building spray & b Artistic creative foam from scalp to ends with b Bold texturizing spray at the roots, specifically the crown.
If a smooth, sleek blowout is your goal use a cocktail mixture of b Clever dressing creme and and b Smooth straigntening gel through the mid section and ends of your hair.
Before using your round brush make sure your hair is about 80% dry using a paddle brush. This will allow you to have control and save time.
With the concentrator attached to your blowdryer and the heat set to high begin by brushing all your hair forward toward your face with a back and forth motion. This motion helps to relax cowlicks & stubborn hairs along the hairline (pic 2).
Work all the way around head, brushing in different directions, continuing the back and forth motions, also focusing on getting your roots 100% dry.
Once your hair is about 80% dry section the hair into 3 - 4 workable horseshoe sections (pic 3). Take sections no wider than the width of your round brush.
Section 1: Top mohawk section, straddling the part line.
Section 2: Starting at the temples and section around your head, remembering to take sections no wider than the width of your round brush.
Section 3: Start at the mid ear and section around
Section 4: The remaining hair at the nape of the neck (depending on the thickness of your hair, you may not need to have this as a separate section)
Begin with the last section (section 4) and smooth out the hair by directing the airflow in the downward motion (pic 4). Continue this same direction and method in section 3, giving the dryer and brush a few passes down the hair strand to remove remaining moisture and add smoothness.
In section 2 start at the ear and begin directing your brush away from the face (pic 5). Working around that section, direct the hair parallel from the head and focus the heat at your roots to create volume.
You are almost there! The top section will determine the amount of volume you would like to create. Starting at the crown or back of the section, use your duck bill clip to section a horizontal parting. Begin directing your airflow at your root and pull the section either directly up or overdirect towards your face, depending on the amount of volume you would like. Follow this same pattern continuing to take horizontal sections (pic 6).
If you have bangs, use the same technique and brush away from your face (pic 7).
Finish the look woth a light to firm hold hairspray to lock in your beautiful blowout. We suggest Benniefactor's b Confident or b Proud hairspray.
The perfect soft wave is quick, easy, and always in style.
Begin by prepping the hair
Creating the perfect winged eyeliner is as easy as 1-2-3, here's how! Whether you're creating a mysterious sultry look or simply wanting to add definition to the eye, this technique is sure to look fabulous on all eye shapes.
Begin by applying your favorite eyeshadow, we used Youngblood's: Halo for the lid & browbone, Gulided for the crease, and a combination of Concord & Topaz at the outer corner.
Once your shadow look is complete, grab your eyeliner brush and gel liner. We used Cailyn gel liner in purple & blue with the built in brush.
Fully coat the brush, forming a point. This will allow the liner to lay smoothly and consistent. Apply to the top lash line, this can be done in one fluid sweep or by creating dashes then connecting them (pic 1).
Now we are ready to create our wing. Begin with the eye open, lay your brush at the outer corner of your lower lash line and sweep up to create your angle, almost like a check mark (pic 2).
A higher angle will result in a more defined wing, a lower angle will result in a thicker wing. You may find it easier to draw the shape with an eyeliner pencil before using the gel liner.
Draw a line from the top of your angle to the center of the lid (pic 3).
Last but not least fill in the shape you've just created (pic 4).
For extra flare try doubling up on various colors. We chose to melt the purple into the blue (pic 5).
Voila! You've just created a beautiful winged eyeliner look that's perfect for any occassion (pic 6).