A Lovely You: Get Blown Away by Blown Away

BA_blowoutThis statement might be a stretch, but there’s a good chance it’s not: My quality of life has improved since the arrival of blow dry bars. By now, we’ve all (even you men) heard of a blow dry bar and the term “blowout”. Gone are the days when you have to formally book an appointment at a hair salon whenever you don’t feel like washing and styling your hair yourself. Welcome to the age of convenience (book online & via apps) and of looking everything-ready on any given day.

BA LogoThat’s why shortly after moving to Fresno from Los Angeles, the land of Drybar, I was so thrilled when Blown Away opened! The stylists there have been my savior’s in helping me look and feel polished with the wave of a blow dryer. As hair styling is not my forte, I went to Blown Away to show us a go-to blowout and a quick + easy updo (tomorrow’s post) for Spring + Summer.

Stylist, Macie, shows us the A Lovely Life (how fun!) blowout on our beautiful model and Blown Away regular, Lauren Hoekstra. Think loose, beachy waves.  BA_basic washheartStep 1: Start with freshly washed hair. Blown Away exclusively uses UNITE products to wash + style hair. BA_Unite 7 secondsheartStep 2: Spray UNITE 7SECONDS leave-in detangler all over damp hair to detangle, protect + strengthen – especially good to do before using heat on hair. BA_apply Unite U OilheartStep 3: After pre-drying the roots, apply 2 drops (for mid-length hair) of U LUXURY OIL from roots to ends. This gives moisture, instant shine + seals the cuticle. BA_basic blowout 1heartStep 4: Macie works her magic with the Blown Away blowout. BA_style with Stylewinder, step 1BA_style with Stylewinder, step 2heartStep 5: For tousled waves, use a Stylewinder rotating style iron. While pointing the iron downward, wrap a section of hair 2x around the wand keeping ends straight, hold for about 4 seconds + lightly scrunch. BA_styled with tight curlheartThe finished style. BA_Unite Texturizer spray, lift + spray hairheartStep 6: Use TEXTURIZA spray (my fav) to break up the curls, add texture, volume + fullness. This dry, finishing spray is great for those who don’t like the hair spray look and feel! Unite products used_final{the Unite products used} BA_hair utensils used{the brushes + iron used to create the look}

Do you like this look? Coming up tomorrow – how to turn this blowout into a 2nd, 3rd or 4th day 5 minute updo.

And a special offer just for you…mention A Lovely Life or request the A Lovely Life blowout at Blown Away to receive 10% off your blow dry + style!

I hope you enjoy!

Photos by Photography by MJD for A Lovely Life x Blown Away.

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