Though this styling technique has been around a while, I still have a lot of people come in and ask “What is a blowout?” Here’s my take on it.
A blowout is a transformative experience that will allow you to put your best foot forward in any situation. Better yet, a blowout can last up to 5 days, so you can keep wowing the world day after day.
A blowout isn’t any single style; it’s the perfect base for every style.
More technically, a blowout is a styling technique that consists of blow drying your hair, while styling it using a round brush. This is after a nice relaxing shampoo that gets your hair clean, healthy, and ready for styling.
The tools used are a hair dryer, and a round brush. Additional styling tools may be used once the hair is dry for certain hair types, or certain looks. These looks can be achieved with a curling iron, flat iron, hot curlers and more.
A blowout is the best & healthiest way to achieve any look you desire. Need a stylish updo for a wedding? Start with a blowout. Want to let it all hang out with big beautiful beach waves? Start with a blowout. Want costume or character hair for a special event? Start with a blowout. A blowout isn’t any single style; it is the perfect base for every style.
The products used in this process start with a good shampoo & conditioner to ensure your hair is clean & healthy prior to starting – you want to begin with a blank canvas. Then we apply a blow dry spray or heat protectant spray so the heat from the hair dryer doesn’t damage your hair. And depending on your hair’s texture, we may also add additional products like a good hair cream or serum. Finally, we might finish off with a good hair spray to hold the look. We’ll always ask if you want these additional products in your hair. Some people don’t and that’s okay! We can still get your hair looking great without them.
There’s some fun science behind why this technique works so well that involves the hydrogen bonds in your hair, and how they react to being wet, and reform as they dry. This is why a blowout can last up to 5 days depending on your hair type. We are naturally, and safely reforming your hair into the desired look and shape using our blowout technique.
Avoid The Dry & Fry
Unless you have short hair, A real blowout should take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour including the shampooing. Some places tout an “express blow dry” or something along those lines. They’ll claim they can bang out blowouts all day in 30 minutes or less. They achieve this by mostly drying your hair and then using hot tools, like a flat iron or curling iron, to finish the job quickly. They give you the old “dry & fry.” This process steams your hair which is both damaging and far less effective than a true blowout.
This isn’t a matter of opinion or technique, this is a fact. Please do not ever let someone take hot tools to hair that isn’t 100% dry, and this goes for you too when you’re at home. It seems fast and convenient but it’s bad for your hair in the long-term.
Contrary to what some hair product companies will tell you, hair cannot be “healed.” Once it’s damaged, it’s damaged. You can mitigate the damage, but it can never really be repaired. You have to let it grow out. So try to take the best care of it that you can, and don’t let anyone give you a dry & fry.
Okay Then, What’s a Blowout Bar?
A blowout bar is a place like Blowout Studio that focuses on any styling that starts with the perfect blowout. This can include variations of our blowout like beachy waves, sleak & smooth, or kinky chunks, but also includes updos, braids, costume/character hair, and more.
A true blowout bar doesn’t cut or color. The “bar” has become part of the name and experience because many blowout bars serve champagne as a compliment to the service. That’s something that is coming soon to Blowout Studio but it takes a while to get a liquor license. I guess we’re more of a blow dry bar right now, emphasis on the dry; it’s like Moore County, Tennessee up in here.
So there you go – what is a hair blowout asked & answered. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in the comments or give us a call. And of course, now that you know what you’re getting, you might just want to go ahead and book a blowout with us.