New year, new do: the popularity of an at-home blowout

Have you experienced your roots growing out, split ends appearing and the desperate need of a refresh button on your hair? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Frequent customers who went to the salon every six weeks haven’t gone in six months. Due to the separation from their stylists, do-it-yourself haircuts, trims, dye jobs and blowouts have become the new trend. 

After quarantining from the outside for what seems like a lifetime has been uplifted, the closure and restrictions for hair salons are diminishing. But is there a sudden distrust in social interactions? 

The pandemic was a time to reflect and consider what is a need and a want. The pressures of the economy and your lifestyle are colliding. Nail care, microblading, lash extensions, and most importantly hair salon appointments are essential to some who seek it as an extra energy boost. However, making an appointment at a blowout bar might not be on your budget for the month. 

Because of the pandemic, there is a sudden rush to maintain your beauty at the high standards it was pre-pandemic. The popularity of an at-home blowout is spiking because achieving a blowout from your home is as simple as going in. The options are endless for blowout tools. There are tools on the higher end and others that do the same job at a cheaper price. 

Right from the comfort of your home, a blowout is attainable. Depending on your hair type, length and texture there’s a tool out there to fit your hair DNA. For an effortless, easy styling tool here are some top picks.

Dyson

The Dyson Airwrap is the jack of all trades. According to Allure, the beauty expert awarded Dyson Airwrap as the best of beauty in 2020. What’s the hype you may be asking? Well, the Dyson Airwrap has different attachments for different styles. In fact, it is a six in one styler with a 1.5-inch Airwrap barrel, a 1.6-inch Airwrap barrel, a round volumizing brush, a firm smoothing brush, a soft smoothing brush and a pre-styling dryer. It is known for its no extreme heat and being a total game-changer. At the price of $549.99, I sure hope it would customize to your hair type and texture.

Drybar

The Double Shot Oval Blow-Dryer Brush is for all hair types: wavy, curly or straight. According to Good Housekeeping, Drybar’s Double Shot Oval Blow-Dryer Brush is the best beauty tool of 2020. This blow-dryer is making life easier and your wallet a tad lighter for a cost of $150. Drybar’s tool is a brush and blowdryer in one. What’s distinctive about the Double Shot Oval Blow-Dryer Brush is the oval brush creates a smooth and silky finish for a volumized blowout. Drybar’s goal is to make the process easier and make you love blow-drying your hair yourself. 

Hot Tools

The Hot Tools One-Step Pro Blowout Styler will present you with a shiny, healthy-looking blowout in half the time you would at the salon. For $74.99, the hot tool is effortless for straightening, smooth volume and curled ends. This tool is exceptionally useful for second-day hair. Hot Tools focuses on the technology of the brush. Specifically, Direct ION Technology reduces the amount of frizz your hair may tend to produce after a blowout. It is best known for its professional-like tool for professional-like results. 

Revlon 

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer deliver shine and volume in one step. Similar to the Hot Tools One-Step Pro Blowout Styler, Revlon produced a blowout tool in the fraction of the time it would take in a salon. The purpose of this tool is to give you dazzling shine and bouncy volume in one simple step. The oval brush will produce volume straight from the roots to full-body curls. A salon blowout from home can be created with Revlon for only $59.99. 

After a few blowouts, the salon-worthy hair will be attained by you. Call yourself a professional with an at-home blowout. 

JULIA MEEHAN

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