The trick to an ace blowout is the right blow-dryer, and Allure has expert tips on how to pick your perfect drying mate.
Plenty of people I know like nothing more than a good blowout, but to me there's a lot to dislike about the process: the loud, sustained noise; the occasional hair-caught-in-the-vent fiasco; the added static; and, of course, the ridiculously long time it always seems to take. But there are times when leaving my apartment with damp hair just isn't a viable option. (True story: I once went outside on a Winter day with wet hair and inadvertently re-created Cameron Diaz's infamous There's Something About Mary hairstyle when a breeze froze my bangs straight up in the air.)
So I figured I may as well learn how to blow-dry my hair correctly — and how to get it over with as quickly as possible. For help, I turned to hairstylists Kerrie Urban, an Allure product finder expert who has worked with Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey, and Hansen Liu, a stylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown.
Get Urban's expert tips when you keep reading.