Monday, September 7, 2009

Fall Trend - Full, Blown-out Hair

I hesitate to call this a hair trend because the full, "done" look comes back in style every September. Blown out, curled or straightened hair is the polar opposite of the artfully mussed style many women spend June-August perfecting. It fits the more sophisticated clothes that pop up in stores (suits, jewel tone colors, structured tops and jeans), and the more serious make-up that pops out of every fashion magazine on the newsstand (red lips, smokey eye, blush instead of bronzer). Whether you choose a day style, like Jenny McCarthy's polished bob:



Or if you have the occasion for big-night-out hair like Anne Hathaway's:



I have two products that will make your transition from beachy, flowy locks to fall-worthy styles a snap:



Rub a nickel-size dollop of Nick Chavez Plump N' Thick Leave-in Thickening Creme in wet hair and comb through.



Blast a few shots of Nick's Flocker near your roots and then blow dry. Style as usual, building as much volume as possible - rely on a large round brush, hot rollers, or a large barrel curling iron to achieve truly Bombshell hair. Then set the whole look with Nick's Volumizing Extra Hold Hairspray. It's tacky enough to keep your style in place but is flexible enough to let your hair swish and sway around your shoulders.

I have naturally thick hair, so I was a little leery of adding a thickening cream to my styling routine. But this cream is incredibly light and left my hair feeling soft and manageable. Bonus? It smells amazing - clean with a touch of floral. Smooth away post-blowout frizzies with a pea-size drop of the cream, if needed.

Flocker is like no other product I've ever used before. Combined with the heat a blow-dryer, this foamy spray adds incredible lift to the roots. Adding a touch of Flocker to the roots of my second and third-day hair freshened it up, much like a dry shampoo. For best results, and even distribution throughout the hair, I like to shoot a couple shots of the spray into the palms of my hands and then rub through my roots and down to the tips. No build-up, even after a couple days' use, and again with the fresh clean scent.

Photo credit: NickChavezBeverlyHills.com

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