Attempting to style your hair the same way your hairstylist did during your last appointment is a challenging and frustrating task. Leaving the hair salon with a fresh new hairdo is sure to put you in a good mood, but once you realize you can’t seem to master the same techniques as a professional hairstylist, that mood quickly disappears.

Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to suffer from the post-hair salon blues. It’s possible to style your hair like a pro at home. In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think! We want you to have gorgeous hair all the time, and to feel confident in your at-home hair styling abilities. Here are 4 tips to help you out!

Prepare your hair properly

Preparing your hair is the foundation of any good hairdo. If you’re aiming to mimic your salon hairstyle, we suggest making sure you’re properly prepping your hair in the shower before anything else. Your hair is only as good as its last wash, so having a good hair-washing routine is crucial to achieving that salon-worthy look.

Knowing how to properly wash your scalp and hair will do wonders for your hair. If you think you may need a bit more guidance on hair-washing techniques, check out our blog about the 5 most common hair-washing mistakes.

Choose the right products

The products you choose to use in your hair can really make or break a look. Whether it’s shampoo or hairspray, you need to choose products that are not only good-quality, but that are meant for your hair type and texture too.

Think about whether or not you have straight, wavy, or curly hair before purchasing hair products. Choosing products that are specifically made for your hair type will help you create a salon-worthy hairstyle. If you need help determining your hair type, try taking this online quiz.

Also be sure to skim over the ingredients before buying your hair products. We find that it’s best to avoid products with sulfates and parabens, two ingredients known for drying out your hair and scalp. If you’re looking for products you can trust, check out our wide selection online.

Use hairstylist-approved tools

Ever wonder how your hairstylist can achieve that perfect beach blowout? It all starts with a good-quality hair dryer and round brush. This reiterates the fact that having an arsenal of professional hair tools is vital to being able to style your hair to perfection.

Invest in a quality hair dryer, brush, curling iron, and flat iron that will get you the look you’re aiming for, without causing actual damage to your precious locks. If you need somewhere to shop, we carry a few different brushes we love using at our very own salon!

Practice the right hair drying techniques

We all adore how silky smooth our hair feels after leaving the salon, and that comes from the way hairstylists blow dry our hair. If you want to recreate that silky smooth feeling at home, it’s time to start practicing some hair drying techniques.

We recommend using a round brush to create volume. Try to keep the dryer moving in an up-and-down motion, the switch to side-to-side movements towards the ends of your hair. Doing this will help smooth out your hair.

Just remember to use heat protectant and to keep your hair dryer at the lowest heat level to avoid any damage.

You’re capable of styling your hair at home like a pro

We love getting to cut, dye, and style your hair at the salon. Our hairstylists here at Clique are always so eager to see you sitting in our chairs, but we also know how frustrating it is when you can’t seem to master styling your hair the same way we do. We hope these tips will help you get the look you want right from the comfort of your own home!

If you have any questions about hair styling tips or want to book your next appointment, you can contact us. We can’t wait to see you in the salon soon!

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