Haircare and style tips from the pros
If you are looking to get luxurious, voluminous hair or trying to restore your dry, damaged locks, celebrity hairstylist Stephen Knoll tells you how. Check out these fabulous haircare and style tips.
Celebrity stylist Stephen Knoll was kind enough to share with us some great hairstyling tips just in time for fall. Stephen's client list includes Hollywood beauties such as Anne Hathaway, Cindy Crawford, Drew Barrymore, Debra Messing, Mariah Carey, Ashley Judd, Brooke Shields and many more.
A quick way to create more volume is to flip your head upside down and dry at the roots first. Then flip hair back over and continue to dry as you normally would. To create volume and add a wave to your hair, start by blowing hair dry section by section using a round brush. After you have dried each section, use either a Velcro roller to keep hair "standing up at the roots. If you do not have a Velcro roller, create an "imaginary roller" by wrapping the hair around your fingers and pin the ends to the scalp so the curl stays put with no roller. Leave the hair in it's rolls while you get dressed and put makeup on for height and volume.
The best approach for healthy hair is to take care of both the inside and the outside of the hair. Select shampoos and conditioners that penetrate deep into the hair cortex to deliver nutrients and restore moisture, and remember that hair masks and leave-in conditioners are a must to protect your hair against the harsh elements of the season It seems very natural to use more styling aids if your hair is already damaged to the point that it will not hold a style -- but if your hair is damaged, these products can make it look and feel worse. Instead, you should start by replenishing moisture and nutrients to the hair, by using shampoos and conditioners that will not only moisturize and nourish the hair, but also and bring hair cuticles back to life, such as the Deep Moisture collection.
I did Cindy Crawford's hair for a red carpet theme and we had her hair down at first but when it started raining, we decided to pull her hair up and that was the best idea for the fresh, glamour look. Pulling the hair back, tight and sleek to the head, at the nape of the neck or at the center of the back of the head like a ballerina but in an interesting kind of knot with dimension and twisted or intertwined loops which could act as an ornament or could have a small ornament to accent it. Exposing the collar bone and the neckline is very attractive and is very "now."
Stephen Knoll New York offers a collection of the finest quality hair products to cleanse, condition, nourish, restore and protect hair. Much more than conditioning hair, Stephen Knoll New York products have deep actions to repair damage, leaving hair healthy from the inside out. You can learn more about Stephen Knoll and purchase his products at StephenKnoll.com. His products are also available at Bath and Body Works and C.O. Bigelow stores, as well as at the Stephen Knoll Salon.