Wavy Hair

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAM BLOW-OUT LAST

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There’s something about getting your hair blown out that makes you feel so incredible. I’m always amazed by how the stylist can get my hair so smooth with simply a round-brush and a blow-dryer. I have naturally wavy hair so it’s never as sleek and smooth when I’ve attempted to do it myself but when when I’ve gotten my hair done at Dream Dry I’m literally blown away. Dream Dry is co-owned by celebrity stylist and fashion icon Rachel Zoe — which means you might catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror saying, “I die” when you leave the salon.

So you got the blow-out but how do you make this insanely beautiful hair last? Read the following tips:

ESSENTIAL TOOL : THE SHOWER CAP — Yes you will go from fab to drab when you put on this shower cap but this will be your best friend over the following days while you’re saving your precious blow out shower to shower!

Put your hair loosely into a top knot and secure with a loose hair tie wrapping around just once – quickly slip the shower cap on and hop into the shower keeping your hair dry.

After your shower, quickly take the shower cap off and shake your head to have your Pantene Pro-V moment — you just saved your blow-out!

NIGHT 1 — When you’re getting ready for bed, pull all of your hair up and lay down with your hair spread out on the pillow. This will allow your roots to stay in an upward direction throughout the night creating volume you might have lost otherwise.

DAY 2 – Light Hair Spray — Your roots might not be as volumized as when you left the salon but that can be fixed! I love a light hairspray like Air Control from Aveda – not only does it smell amazing but it gives you just the right amount of hold you need to feel refreshed.

DAY 3 — Dry Shampoo — Your roots might start to look and feel greasy so it’s time to whip out the dry shampoo. I love one by Oribe to freshen up your locks and give your hair life again.

DAY 4 — This can be a stretch but you can do it! A mix of dry shampoo with a bit more hair spray at the roots and a few head flips can keep you in the game. Also try switching your part. A hair stylist told me that your hair can get so used to being one way that it gets weighed down. If you’re comfortable with it, simply switching your part gives volume to your hair you didn’t even know you had and a fun way to mix up your look!

With these helpful tips you’re definitely able to keep your fabulous blow-out going strong for a few extra days and once the luster has gone, it’s just time to hit up Dream Dry again and continue to make every day glamorous.

Walking out of the salon like:

DAY AND NIGHT

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whitedress

This summer, I am all about the LWD — otherwise known as the Little White Dress.

I dreamed about this silhouette from Aritzia (as I do most things) when I spotted it on the racks when it was still freezing in NYC. I decided to purchase and stay optimistic thinking one day summer may indeed come and I can rock this dress with open toe shoes and bare legs.

Finally – summer arrived and it’s insanely hot in NYC. The instant fix? This easy breezy dress that I can take from day to night.

I wanted to show you fellow Fashionistas the versatility of this dress by simple switching up your accessory game.

For a casual day look – I love this paired with a flat cognac sandal, turquoise jewelry and my new favorite tassel earrings. For the summer heat, I love the hairstyle that has been trending over your Instagram feed: the half bun.

This look is perfect for the office, brunch out with the girls, or a fun day date.

For the evening it’s all about your shoes. To add some edge, I paired this dress with my statement heels from Zara. The red gives that extra pop you need that elevates the look into night.

I literally “let my hair down” and embraced my natural waves to switch up my look. It’s important to embrace your natural texture in this season because no matter how much you may try to fight it — the humidity will win.

If you want to add more shape, this dress comes with an adorable rope belt you can tie for a more fitted look. However, I love this dress loose. It has so much movement, and the hem comes up just a bit on the sides to show-off a bit of leg which never hurt anyone.

Are you ready to rock this look day to night? (Cue Kid Cudi.)

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SHOP MY LOOK

Dress: Aritzia

Shoes: Zara, American Eagle Outfitters

Earrings: H&M

Bracelet: American Eagle Outfitters

Photos by talented Allison Schaller