Shorten Styling Time

It’s no wonder natural and mixed textures are on trend right now - most women just don’t have the time for elaborate styling on a daily basis.  So here are a couple of hair hacks to fall back on when in a time crunch.  Andrew Carruthers, director of education for Sam Villa, has these tips.

Hair Hacks to Shorten Styling Time

Focus on the Top

When blow drying in a hurry, don't get too worried about the hair lower on the head...just get it dry and try to polish the very ends of the hair a bit.  Spend most of the time getting the top surface smoothed out so that it masks the hair underneath.  And try to use a blow dryer with ionic generation and powerful airflow to reduce static and frizz and promote a smooth shiny surface, like the Sam Villa Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer.

Fringe First

When running out the door and allowing hair to air dry, take 5 minutes to blow dry the fringe (or bangs)'s a focal point so it makes everything else appear undone on purpose.  Using the small teeth of a Sam Villa Signature Series Long Cutting Comb creates the tension needed to redirect growth patterns and a Sam Villa Artist Series Finishing Brush is the perfect tool to smooth and promote shine.

Let Hair Air Dry

The fastest way to go - apply Redken No Blow Dry Just Right Cream to damp hair, comb through and let hair air dry.