I can’t even count the number of times I’ve gone to the hairdressers and been ashamed to admit I’m doing precisely nothing afterwards.
“Doing something fun tonight?” the stylist always asks in a smug(ish) tone, knowing full well you’re going home to cook dinner and watch TV because when have any of us had the foresight to book a hair appointment to line up with a special event?
Never. That never happens.
Regardless of whether you’re off to netball training afterwards or going somewhere fancy, many salons only offer appointments inclusive of a blow dry. Yes, even if the only person who’ll see your hair that night is your cat, who you just know won’t even notice.
When you’re effectively paying for one, you might as well make the most of a professional blow dry. But the thing about blow dries you might not know is, there’s more than one stock standard style.
If you’ve never really understood the hype around blow dries and thought getting one meant ending up with Texas baby pageant hair that can conduct enough electricity to power your whole neighbourhood, you’ll be glad to learn there are so many styles a wizard can whip up with a round paddle brush and a hairdryer.
To make things really bloody easy, The BLOW Australia’s founder Phoebe Simmonds gave us the six different styles of blow dries they are asked for at their Melbourne salon AND the exact sentences, word for word, to use when telling your stylist what you want.