Lovely celebrity hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan has worked closely with Leighton Meester, Mariah Carey and Brooklyn Decker, among others. He's also a longtime spokesperson for Herbal Essences, and he's shared tons of great hair tips with Beautygeeks over the years. We love him! In the tutorial below, with our video model Allison Goodman (above), Charles Baker Strahan starts with a little jig -- tee hee! -- then shows us 7 simple blowdry tips to try when you're growing out bangs.
growing out bangs: 7 blowdry tips from a celebrity stylist
Let's say this again because we can: one of our favourite celebrity hair stylists on the planet is Charles Baker Strahan, spokesperson for Herbal Essences haircare. He's so fun to work with, and always has the best styling tips, like these for awesome tousled waves, this one for dealing with flyaways, and these tips for a sexy, edgy, rock'n'roll ’do. If you're growing out bangs and having a tricky time with your blowdry, Charles is here to help!
growing out bangs: 7 blowdry tips recap
In the short video above, Charles Baker Strahan demonstrates the following 7 tips for blowdrying your hair when you're growing out bangs:
- Shorter hair pushes longer hair aside, so pay attention to how your bangs are trimmed.
- Work with your cowlick or your natural part to help direct your growing out bangs away from your face.
- Twist shorter sections of hair into slightly longer hair behind it to open up the face; clip into place to let air dry or to blowdry.
- To blowdry those growing out bangs in place, remove the dryer nozzle (or attach a diffuser) and use high heat on a low speed.
- Let hair cool thoroughly to lock the style in.
- Add a few waves around your face to integrate bangs better and mist with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray.
- At the temples, just where the shape of the face changes, select a section of hair just underneath the top layer. Backcomb it at the roots to help direct your growing out bangs back away from the face.
Are you in the process of growing out bangs? What stage are you at? And what's your best tip for styling while you wait for them to grow out?