Chris Appleton: Hollywood’s Most Sought-After Hairstylist
Chris Appleton is one of Hollywood’s most sought after hairstylists. With a client list including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Dua Lipa, and Ariana Grande, Chris’s work is probably some of the most photographed in the world, alongside celebrity makeup artists Mario Dedivanovic and Mary Philips.
The Lazy Girl Blow Dry: Insider Tips from Chris Appleton
So, what does this master hairstylist have to say about achieving the perfect lazy girl blow dry? In a recent interview, Chris shared his top five tips for creating a fuss-free blowout that you’ll be rocking this autumn.
1. Start with Prepped Hair
You might assume that wet hair is the way to go for the perfect blow dry, but lazy girls don’t have the time or energy for that. Chris suggests starting with dry hair to speed up the process. He recommends, “For a big bouncy blow-dry, I’d start on clean, dry hair – I like using dry hair for speed. Drying the hair from wet takes too much time!”
If you’ve just washed your hair, remove excess moisture with a towel. Then, flip your head upside down and give it a quick blast with a hairdryer to further eliminate moisture and save time.
2. Raise Your Roots for Volume
For maximum volume with minimal effort, a root lifting spray is your secret weapon. Chris advises using Color Wow’s Raise The Root Thicken and Lift Spray. He says, “Spritz the product into the roots and only the roots.” Adding volume at the roots is crucial for a long-lasting blow dry.
Section your hair and spray the product section by section as you work your way around your head. Start at the nape of your neck and work towards the crown. Make sure the sections are manageable and fit around a large barrel brush.
3. Get the Right Hair Styler
Conventional hairdryers often lack the attachments necessary for a truly lazy girl blow dry. To make your life easier, invest in a reliable hair styler. Chris highly recommends the Shark FlexStyle and suggests using the volumizing brush attachment for added oomph.
When using the styler, hold the brush as close to the roots as possible and pull the hair through in an ‘up and out’ motion. This technique will give your hair height and width for that perfect blowout effect.
4. Embrace Teasing for Volume
Backcombing, or teasing, is an underrated technique for achieving big, voluminous hair. Chris advises, “When I want maximum volume, I tease the roots of the hair.” To achieve this, use Color Wow’s Style On Steroids, a texturizing spray that adds grip and texture to freshly washed hair.
Take a comb and tease sections of your hair, focusing on the roots. This will give your blowout the desired volume and body. Keep in mind that freshly washed hair tends to be softer, making it harder to achieve volume without the right products.
5. Add a Shine Finishing Touch
All the backcombing and product application can sometimes leave your hair looking dull. To bring back its shine, Chris suggests using Color Wow’s Extra Mist-Ical Shine Spray. He advises applying a light spritz to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair for a luxurious finish.
A gentle mist of shine spray is all you need to make your lazy girl blow dry look expensive and salon-worthy.
With these insider tips from Chris Appleton, you can achieve a fabulous lazy girl blow dry that will turn heads. Say goodbye to hours spent in front of the mirror, and hello to effortless Hollywood glamour!
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