If you caught Wimbledon at all this weekend, then we’re pretty sure you suffered from major hair envy when you spotted Kim Sears, eventual champion Andy Murray’s gorgeous girlfriend, in the stands.
While Murray was busy getting a serious sports monkey off his back, Sears was cheering him on—and winning best blowout. Ever.
Even with temperatures hitting abnormal heights for London at yesterday’s finals match, Sears’ picture-perfect hair stayed flawless and frizz-free throughout the entire game and well into the night, where she appeared to sport the same blowout while celebrating Murray’s iconic win at the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball (shown left).
We love that she didn’t change up her mane for the evening event, but now we’re dying to know how she got her blowout to A. look like that and B. last that long. So, we called up Olivia Halpin, senior stylist and educator at DreamDry in NYC, a salon that specializes in blowouts only, to give us the deets on scoring an award-winning blow dry that actually lasts.
“The key to a blowout like Kim’s is all about the prep and the finish,” she says. “You’ll want to first use a volumizing spray on towel-dried hair at the root for added volume, and then a serum, like Oribe Gel Serum [$58, oribe.com], from the midshaft of your hair down to the ends to keep frizz from happening. This particular serum also offers hold, so your hair will stay how you styled it.”
Next, Halpin suggests rough-drying your hair using a blow dryer only while your head is upside down. “You want to make sure you get all of the moisture out of your hair, because if it’s the least bit damp when you go outside, it could frizz up and the style could fall quickly.” If you have really thick hair, “blow dry the top half of your hair and loosely swirl and stack it on the top of your head, securing it with a bobby pin, while you blow dry the bottom half. Letting it set in this position while your hair is still hot will help the volume lock in and stay longer.”
“After your hair is completely dry, use a medium-size ceramic round brush to smooth your hair from midshaft to ends. Then, to get Sears’s slight face-framing curls, grab a one and a half inch barrel curling iron and create loose bends around your face, turning the rod away from you as you twist it.”
Okay, you’re almost done. Lastly, Halpin always finishes with a medium-hold hairspray [try John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray, $6, target.com], and if it’s really hot outside, after coating the hair with hair spray, she use Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, $39, oribe.com, whichs acts like a humidity-fighting topcoat, so you hair has that bombshell look longer.
Are you dying for “The Sears” blowout? And will you be using these tips on your next date night?
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