Martha's Morning Hair Routine: How to Blow Dry Like a Pro
1. Pre-Dry & Prep
For a polished look with just the right amount of volume, Martha turns to Kevin Marques at New York City’s Frédéric Fekkai salon. Here’s how he does it.
Tousle hair dry a bit first, then place a round boar-bristle brush beneath the hair around the face, focusing warm air on the roots for lift while keeping strands taut.
2. Section & Style
Before drying the sides, pin up hair so you can start with the bottom layer and work with small sections. Use the round brush to add subtle bend to ends.
3. Lift & Smooth
Work front to back, blow-drying sections from underneath to create lift, then from above (focusing the dryer’s nozzle down) to really smooth hair.
4. Cool & Finish
Last, switch the dryer to a cool setting and concentrate it on the roots around the crown to achieve a soft, natural look.
Martha's Tool Kit
“This hair dryer makes quick work of drying my entire head. And it’s light, so I don’t experience any arm fatigue.”
Kevin Mancuso blow dryer, $299, kevinmancuso.com.
“A favorite for glossy, healthy hair. It contains light oils that really nourish and soften.”
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore shampoo and conditioner, from $17 each, oribe.com.
Nexxus Youth Renewal Masque, $22, nexxus.com.