HOW YOU BECOME A ‘PRO DRYER’// INTRO TO THE ROUND BRUSHES PRO HAIRSTYLISTS SWEAR BY AND HOW TO USE THEM.
Hi there. Round brushes aren’t just for supermodels and rich ladies as a lot of us in Scandinavia tend to think (whoops guilty me).. No, round brushes are for any one who wish for more volume and for healthy looking, hair. You can add bouncy, straight or wavy to that too because a good blow dry with a good round brush can really do all that. I’m not gonna lie, of course it takes a little practice, but with the right tools.
I just got my hands on some fantastic round brushes from Ibiza hair, used by super pro hairstylist like Cim Mahony and Lasse Pedersen to name a few. I also had a little chat with hair colorist Sara Falkenberg ( pic above) at Studio Cim Mahony, where they have used them for a while, to get some insight and tips on how to get a ‘pro dry’ at home and to learn more about why pro’s choose Ibiza over other brands.
Q: Why are round brushes from Ibiza different from other round brushes we know?
A: They are super light weight and you have a good grip in the cork handle, making them easy to use and you don’t strain your arms (super win for full time hairdressers! I remember my arms were killing me when I worked in a salon years ago.). Also, the bristles are natural Boar bristle which is much gentler on the hair comparing to other brush bristles made of nylon, plastic i.e.
Q:How do I use them to create volume in my own hair? A: The trick is to go down in a smaller size brush. Use tension from the roots, and by using hot air to start with, following with cool air from your blow dryer, you lock the volume from the roots where we want the lift to begin.
Q:Can I use them for other than Volume? ( Straightening, shine etc) A: Yes for sure, it’s a fantastic brush to get a smooth straight look, it can turn a very unruly textured hair into smooth and shiny, healthy hair.
You can also use it to create cool texture in the hair by using my personal favorite brush G17.
Below is a short description of the most popular brushes, making it easier to choose the right one, prices are mid range and definitely worth it, remember you use a brush so often and have it for years and years. Finally I like how these are made of mainly biodegradable material, just like my toothbrush! (Oh yes have to make my post on that too).
G4) The G series is available in 4 sizes, this one is perfect for medium long hair to create volume.
B3) The bristle formula on the B series is for fine, curly hair and also great for blondes. Blonde boar bristles are reinforced with white nylon that’s gentle on the hair with good grab for root lift.
Z5) The Z series features an extra long concave barrel, designed to cut blow drying time in half. Also another personal favorite! The brush has a mix of natural boar bristle with a unique carbon fiber heat resistant nylon.
I hope this was helpful in joining the club of volumous hair. Remember hair should only be damp when you start to blow dry not wet! (it will take foever) and use a styling products at roots and lengths fro desired result (volume, straight, shape etc.) Get your Ibiza round brush here.