The Secret to a Good At-Home Blowout, Courtesy of Bella Hadid’s Hairstylist

Don’t overdo it with hairspray.

Written by Nada Abouarrage
Photographs by Nadya Wasylko

styled by Schanel Bakkouche. Hair by Ben Skervin for Oribe at Streeters, Makeup by Erin Parsons for MAC Cosmetics at Streeters, manicure by Tracylee for Dior Le Vernisat Tim Howard Management. Model: Aliya Galyautdinova at Women Management. Produced by Biel Parklee. Casting by Erin Simon. Photography Assistants: Kaitlin Tucker, Kyle Thompson, Peter Freleng. Hair Assistant: Levi Monarch. Makeup Assistants: Dina Drevenak, Aya Watanabe.

In recent years, sleek, wavy blowouts–à la Kim Kardashian–have ruled the red carpet. But a new trend in blowouts is on the horizon: big, ’70s-inspired, voluminous blowouts. At Thom Browne’s Spring 2017 show, models wore their long hair blown up and out, teased into an impressive form.

Hairstylist Ben Skervin, whose celebrity clients range from supermodelBella Hadid to actresses Olivia Wilde and Keira Knightley, is excited about the trend, and even encourages that you try it at home before running off to your local blowout bar. “I feel that the development of better hair dyers and styling products have meant that women are able to achieve salon quality blowouts on their own,” he says.

“For a good blow out I always start with wet hair,” Skervin explains. “You always get a smoother finish if the hair is wet as opposed to just damp.” And to ensure a glossy and long-lasting finish, the hairstylist recommends using a round bristle brush “to give roots a lift and volume to the hair.”

For a more updated feel, he suggests that “a middle part is nice for a less glamorous and more modern feeling.” However you decide to style your look, the hair should always remain touchable and “still have a softness to it”.

And while practice makes perfect, Skervin recommends leaving it up to the pros for any high profile event. “For special occasions, you will always need that professional touch!” Got that, Bella?

The Best Hairsprays to Achieve The Ultimate Blowout

An invisible texturing spray that absorbs the oil from your roots for a voluminous finish.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $46,

A styling tool and hair moisturizer all in one, the Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion will leave hair looking soft and sleek.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Styling Lotion, $29,

Infused with argan oil and lemongrass, the Oribe Shine Reflecting spray will give the perfect glossy finish.

Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray, $39,

Vernon Francois’s Styling Serum detangles hair and protects against the heat all in a light weight serum that is suitable for any hair type.

Vernon Francois Light Weight Styling Serum, $32,

A lightweight mist that repairs split end and nourishes hair to give hair a healthy and shiny finish.

Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, $69,


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