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If You Want To...Skip The Blow-Dry
1.  “Accept that your hair is a little unrulier in summer,” says celebrity stylist/salon owner Sally Hershberger. “You don’t want perfect.”
If You Want To...Skip The Blow-Dry
2. Shine spray is your friend. “Don’t hold the nozzle too close—your hair can end up looking wet instead of shiny,” says Dove stylist Mark Townsend. “Spray onto your palms and then smooth through.”
If You Want To...Skip The Blow-Dry
3. Don’t comb or brush if you hate frizz. “Touch your hair as little as possible once you’re out of the shower,” says Townsend. “Brushing it makes frizz.” Smooth curl-definer in with your fingers; once it’s dry, fluff with your fingers to give shape.
If You Want To...Skip The Blow-Dry

4. Salt gives straight hair a great look. “Salt is perfect to create gorgeous texture,” says Serge Normant, owner of Serge Normant at John Frieda salons in New York and L.A. “Just wash it out at the end of the night—it’s drying.”

5. “For beachy waves, don’t overthink,” says Hershberger. “Spray dry hair with shine serum or texturizing spray, scrunch, twist into a bun for a few minutes to an hour, shake out.” Or braid damp hair, go to sleep and wake up with gorgeous, messy curls.

If You Want A...Perfect Blowout
1. “Start with clean hair,” says Bumble and Bumble editorial stylist Jimmy Paul. “It’s especially important in summer when chlorine, salt and minerals build up.”
If You Want A...Perfect Blowout
2. Treat to fight frizz. It’s always an issue with blow-drying. “If you have curly, coarse hair, apply treatment all over to soaking-wet hair,” says Dove stylist Mark Townsend. Otherwise, towel-dry first, then work it into damp hair. In either case, use a brush to smooth it through.
If You Want A...Perfect Blowout
3. Define your part and use clips to divide hair into sections (the longer your hair, the more sections). “Start blow-drying at the nape of the neck,” says Paul. “It sounds obvious, but have a strategy before you begin so you’re more organized and can go faster.”
If You Want A...Perfect Blowout
4. “Angle the blow dryer down toward the floor, going root to tip so the air blows directly over the brush, laying the cuticle flat,” says stylist/salon owner Sally Hershberger. Use a mixed-bristle round brush (it grips hair better) and get each section completely dry before moving on—dampness turns right into frizz.
If You Want A...Perfect Blowout
5. Finish the look with hairspray or shine spray that contains silicone to seal the cuticle so moisture can’t get in and create frizz. Townsend spritzes anti-humidity hairspray onto a flat brush, then brushes hair, rather than directly spraying it on.