Expert tips to make your “blo out” last

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David Babaii

David Babaii

 David Babaii is known for making his celebrity clients look glamorous, but he understands that all women want to look amazing. “Women everywhere love the treat of getting a blo out and walking out of one of our Blo Blow Dry Bars looking fabulous with your hair bouncing with every step,” Babaii said. “Plus, each of you deserve having people tell you that your hair looks great while turning a few heads is always a bonus. So how do you keep that feeling and look last?  Here are my 10 tips and tricks to keep your blo out lasting for days.”

Here are David’s tips for hair “blo outs”:

 Have your stylist start with a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your specific hair type. My motto has always been that a great hair day starts with a clean canvas. If your hair is oily skip the hydrating shampoo and just apply conditioner to the ends.

When you go to bed at night consider a silky pillow case. They allow the hair to move freely while sleeping so you can prevent flattening the volume you love.

For those sleek straight blowouts take a scrunchie (yes, they have come back) and gently pull hair back into a low ponytail, twisting the scrunchie loosely around to keep the hair in place. For longer hair try wrapping coated bands mid- center and at the ends of the pony. Also, a great flat iron is a must to rid your blo out of any imperfections, humidity or the side effects from a rainy day.

When you wake up in the morning your can freshen your scalp several ways. For my natural beauties, create a small mixture of water and lemon juice. Next, take a cotton ball or pad moistening it and finally squeezing any left-over moisture out. Then, gently start by cleansing the hairline followed by parting small sections and cleaning the scalp area only. This will absorb and cleanse away any access oils while giving your hair a clean fresh scent. For my busy working gals, a dry shampoo is quick and easy to use and always an option.

In the shower, loosely wrap your hair into a soft cotton towel to keep any moisture and humidity from seeping into your do. Shower caps are great but I feel they tend to flatten your hair and cause your head to sweat while a cotton towel allows your head to breathe.

To refresh your volume or waves, invest in Velcro rollers (jumbo to medium sizes) Before your first cup of coffee or stepping into the shower, simply roll your fringe on a jumbo, lifting the section to a 90-degree angle so you can maintain the volume. Do the same for the top, sides and back. You can add a few more if you need them. Allow the Velcro rollers to stay in for about 30 minutes, then remove and finger comb your hair into place. For beachy waves, opt for a professional-grade beach spray, then, after spritzing, twist strands in various diameters to give life back into your Bo-ho chic look.

A round brush (medium for short to chin length hair and large for longer hair) can also quickly smooth any flaws from sleeping or a shower. It can also be used to retouch your fringe. Simply use a nozzle attachment on your blow dryer to have more air concentration; then take your round brush on your dry hair wrapping your fringe evenly over the brush followed by a blast of hot air then a shot of cool. Roll the brush a few times if your hair has a stubborn streak to it. You can use the same technique anywhere your hair needs a quick touch-up.

Do not overuse products in-between blo outs. This causes the hair to not only weigh itself down but, the build-up soils your hair and scalp quicker.

Try not to run your fingers through your hair or play with it when you’re bored. This increases stimulation to the scalp for unwanted oil and also the day-to-day soot on our hands that we come into contact with will add some nasties.

If you wish to change your style in-between blo outs, accessories are always the easiest and fastest way to make simple alterations. A headband, decorative pins and clips plus great hair ties can do the trick. Try putting your hair to one side in a ponytail, or by creating a faux bob. All these styles will still help to maintain your original blo out.

Finally, make sure you have made your next appointment at Blo Blow Dry Bar.






Get Kate Hudson’s sexy Golden Globe look!

Kate Hudson's glamorous look by David Babaii "I wanted to show off Kate's healthy, shiny hair in a style that emphasizes her true Hollywood beauty,” said celebrity stylist David Babaii, talking about his look for Kate Hudson at the 2013 Golden Globes.
“As the perfect muse’ and my inspiration, Kate is my generation's Brigitte Bardot, showing off soft voluptuous hair that is touchable, glamorous, and now Kate's very own signature look."
Get the look from David and IT&LY's hair fashions
David started with IT&LY's Pure Water Drops Serum before blow drying.
Next, he added  IT&LY's Pure Style Mousse Strong and used a medium round brush at the root area to add volume, then switched to a large round brush to smooth and create soft rounded edges.
After drying, David created a natural side part spritzing  IT&LY'sIT&LY's Pure Volumizing Eco at the base (or roots) for added lift and down the hair shaft for more piecey definition.
For her sexy fringe he wrapped the bang area around a medium round brush spraying a small amount of IT&LY's Pure Volumizing Eco again. With the blow dryer temperature on high, he directed heat onto the brush followed by a quick blast of cool air to set. He removed the brush gently to release the fringe. With his fingers he combed through and allowed the hair to fall naturally into place.
To finish, he misted the hair with IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray for soft touchable hair with memory hold.
“Soft, voluptuous, healthy hair never looked more glamorous", says David Babaii.

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Fall hair trends for fashion forward beauties

Farrah's iconic do comes back In fashion it is never too soon to look ahead. David Babaii, stylist to stars such as Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is already forecasting the hot fall hair trends for 2009. Look for a flashback to the 70s.

Look for styles echoing Farrah Fawcett’s famous style, the shag, as well as the Afro, and punk.
According David, hair is all about movement with soft layers to achieve an updated version of Farrah’s world famous hairstyle. Opt for a longer-length fringe, so you can easily change your style. You can accessories such as a fabulous headband or scarf to transform your style as often as your mood fits.
To accomplish this, simply use a leave-in treatment such as WildAidHair Polish to mend, nourish and create shine. Hair Polish will also help maintain a sleek straight look with bounce and movement. Today, most women achieve their gleaming straight tresses with a flat iron.
Charlzie Theron in a trendy shag ahard of the trendThe 70’s shag incorporated many disconnected layers. In 2009, any disconnect is outdated. A well-blended and softly-textured version of the shag will definitely turn heads. Create this look by using David Babaii for WildAid Fibers Molding Paste. This gentle hold paste composed of feather-like fibers fashions a dramatic effect when applied. Simply rub a small amount into the palm of your hands after your hair is dry and scrunch to create texture and definition.
Big hair also dominated this period and will always be a fashion statement. No matter the length or texture, volume can be created numerous ways. After styling create volume with the WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier by lifting sections and spraying.
Pam Grier &0's icon "Foxy Brown"For women with highly-textured hair, the Afro gave this era a sense of freedom and style. For fall 2009, your curls and waves can still experience that same freedom. Do not work against your curls. Enhance them with DavidBabaiiBohemianBeach Spray.  It is perfect on wet or dry hair to define your curls and waves. To freshen them after a long day, simply spray extra Bohemian Beach Spray. The curls will revive instantly.
According to Babaii, this fall hair color should be natural looking, but color-enhanced with a conditioner or glaze, to bring out your hair’s assets.
You may have already noticed that some of your favourite celebrities are already sporting these trends. As a fashion and beauty editor, I find myself jumping on a trend I like months ahead of the crowd. So if any of these looks a appeal to you, get darling and get your shag on! I’m eyeing Kathie Lee Gifford’s sexy Farrah-like layers.