Tips for Getting a Better Summer Blowout

We ask an expert, Jordan Zimlich, of Skyline Downtown Salon

“The beauty of a great blowout is its ability to last (for most hair types) more than a day or two,” says Jordan Zimlich, stylist at Skyline Downtown Salon in the Crossroads. That said, the hotter, more humid days can still take a toll, so we got Zimlich’s tips for keeping your coif looking fresher for longer:

“To refresh a professionally styled blowout, use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42, far right) at the root to lift the hair off the scalp. This product gives hair volume and absorbs oil without leaving a white residue. For wavy, curly, or any hair type prone to frizz, I recommend using Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray ($39, inside right). This product is a low-hold spray that can be layered to increase hold. Concentrate on the front hairline, as this area is exposed to sweat, water when you wash your face, and any other facial products used, which often leads to a halo of frizz or curl around the face.


“If you’re planning to give yourself a blowout at home, prepping your hair with the right products is the key to a smooth and lasting finish. Start by spritzing towel dried hair with Oribe Foundation Mist ($24, middle). This will even porosity, allowing styling products to absorb properly into dry or damaged areas, and also serves as a thermal protectant. Oribe Volumista ($39, middle left) works well when dried into the roots for volume, and a pearl-sized amount of Oribe Sculpting Cream ($29, far left) applied to damp hair from mid-strand to ends will give memory to the style as well as a smooth end result. For thick hair, use a dime- to nickel-sized amount of Sculpting Cream.”