Ul­ti­mate Blow Job

GQ (Australia) - - GROOMING -

Gen­tle­men, it’s time to re­claim the blow dryer. A tool that’s not ac­tu­ally re­served for hairstylists – with a bit of know-how, you too can recre­ate a sa­lon look at home. Brian Tiska, from Syd­ney’s Bar­ber­hood, ex­plains how it’s done. 1“When blow-dry­ing, start with damp, not wet, hair. Be­cause it’s best to towel-dry hair from the roots, to save time, rather than blow-dry­ing it from scratch.” 2“In­vest in the right tools. Buy a rep­utable dryer with a pow­er­ful mo­tor and dif­fer­ent power/heat set­tings. Make sure you get a war­ranty, as dry­ers can be tem­per­a­men­tal if used daily. Hav­ing the cor­rect brush is also im­por­tant. Re­mem­ber dif­fer­ent brushes do dif­fer­ent things, so make sure you get ad­vice from your bar­ber on which brush to use for blow-dry­ing your spe­cific hair type. And use a good tex­ture spray for smooth and messy looks.” 3“Tem­per­a­ture is im­por­tant. Dif­fer­ent heat set­tings can help you achieve dif­fer­ent looks. Use heat to shape your hair and a shot cold air to set it in place at the end of the blow dry [be­fore you style it with prod­uct].” 4“Get a good grip. Hold the hairdryer in your dom­i­nant hand and style with the op­po­site, keep­ing the dryer ap­prox­i­mately 15 to 20cm away from your hair.” bar­ber­hood.com.au

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