If I could indulge in a beauty treatment once or maybe three times a week, it would be blowouts. Hands down.
The DreamDry/Dry Bar concept is not cultish, in fact it’s pretty mainstream. Regardless. The way these stylist can make hair look flawless for days in a mere 40 minutes for $40 - blows. my. mind.
I went to the Rachel Zoe curated DreamDry on West 21st Street for an NYE do. I was greeted by a woman name Tudy with coffee and an iPad to scroll through their full selection of styles. I chose the super sleek, retro glam Veronica (inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake, above). A little doubtful that my hair would come out as perfect as Veronica’s, I was thrilled when Tudy was finished working her magic - my hair and Veronica’s were close to identical.
Here was Tudy’s method:
(1) After blow drying she took small sections of hair and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. (2) She curled each with a curling iron and then pinned the perfect circular sections of hair back to my head. (3) Once my entire head was pinned and cooled, she took a few sections out at a time, brushed them together, and twisted them into one big curl with her finger. (4) Brushed, tamed and sprayed with Oribe to keep every strand in locked down and curled position.
Veronica. May our locks match again soon.
PS. Happy New Year!
Makeup-free weekend style
Images: Industrie 6
Excited to announce the launch of Lord & Taylor’s 30 Days of Fall Beauty!
Me and two other amazing bloggers will be sharing 30 days of trends, tips and favorite products over the next month right here.
You can also fire up your Instagram (here’s mine!) to win $1000 from Lord & Taylor (for beauty or whatever!) by sharing your favorite bright Fall beauty selfie … so show me your bright pops on hair, lips, nails etc.! Just tag it with #LTFallBeauty OR #BrightFallBeauty to be entered.
Stay tuned for my mug looking earnestly at yours over the next 30 days. I discovered some AMAZING products during this process and I’m excited to share them!
Photography by Andrew Werner, Makeup by Marni Burton for Crosby Carter Management, and Hair by Adam Maclay at Artists by Timothy Priano - I am obsessed with this team! XOXO
Last week’s look was a messy top knot (two), and with the hold and volume lent by the texture spray, getting beachy waves was as easy as taking the hair down.
If you’ve done the top knot for evening, you can actually sleep in it and wake up the next day like you woke up on the beach, except without sand in your underwear.
If you want to do this quickly before bed, it helps to dampen your hair a bit and then mist in the texture spray. Just throw it up in a twisted bun with a scrunchie (yes, a scrunchie) and awaken to waves.
There’s tons more inspiration for textured looks over on AG Hair’s blog, which is overall a sweet site for hair inspo.
Image: Cameron Krone
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