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EXPRESS BEAUTY WITH SARAH SIMPSON
Mastering a blow dry like the professionals might not be as hard as you think.
There are a few factors that come into faking a salon blow-dry, but once you’ve nailed them, you might be surprised with your abilities.
Essentially, other than of course a hairdryer, you need a prep product, a brush and finally, a finishing product.
Look for a prep products that works to shorten your blow-dry time. KMS’S Thermashape product works to do just that but also has a heat protectant in it, which is a bonus. Sprays like this coat the hair to protect while also help absorb moisture. Spritz some into towel-dried hair before reaching for your hairdryer.
Use your hairdryer to almost totally dry off your hair – there’s no need to reach for the brush yet, as styling doesn’t come into play until your hair is 90 per cent dry. Give your hair a good burst to ensure, when it comes to finishing, that there aren’t any damp patches.
Then go in with a large brush to smooth and finesse your hair. VIA’S blow-dry brush has been specifically designed to allow air to be vented evenly so you’re left with a smooth, silky finish.
The final step is to add a finishing product – I
personally like a shine spray. A good finisher will also help to hold your style while smoothing down any flyaways. You don’t want to weigh down your new ’do so less is best – just a quick spritz is all you need.
1. ghd Final Shine Spray, $24 2. KMS Thermashape Quick Blow Dry, $34 3. VIA Ultimate Blow Dry Brush, $19 skincare brands now incorporate retinol as part of a daily skincare regime.”
WEAR SUNSCREEN – ALWAYS
Retinol products can make your skin extra sensitive to sun exposure, which is why you should only use them as part of your night-time routine.
And be sure to follow up with a good sunscreen in the morning – which you should really be doing anyway.
“A lot of skin issues are because of sun exposure, so using sunblock regularly would be the best idea,” says Jarrett. “Preventing [wrinkles] from forming is better than trying to treat them.”
In a large bowl, gently toss together noodles, celery, dill, beans and salad leaves.
Break salmon into bite-sized flakes and lightly mix through salad.
Divide the salad between plates, or arrange on 1 large serving platter, and drizzle with dressing.
Dressing: Combine all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cut potatoes in half or, if large, into even-sized pieces. Simmer in plenty of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until just tender. Drain and refresh under cold water.
Place vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar and shake well to combine. (The longer this dressing rests the pinker the onions will become, which looks rather pretty.)
Layer potatoes, asparagus spears, rocket and egg quarters in a large serving bowl. Sprinkle over chives and dress with vinaigrette. Serves 4-6