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FEB 2019

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FEBRUARY 2019 | beautylaunchpad.com | 65 Infusing body into fi ne hair requires extensive prep work. "All thin strands are not created equal, so you must fi rst identify what's missing," says Tim Dueñas, independent educator and stylist at West Hollywood, California's Nine Zero One salon. Is hair dry? Wash with a daily shampoo, followed by moisturizing conditioner. Is it frizzy due to overprocessing or dye treatment? Use a color-safe shampoo plus protein-based conditioner. It's good practice to mix products and avoid heavy shampoos that steal volume. "There's no single magic item to fi x all ailments," laughs Dueñas. "Look at what's lacking, then fi ll in the blanks." Layering follows. The pro starts with a lightweight leave-in as his moisturizer, over which he adds a grip product for hold, working roots to ends for max control. Finally it's time to dry—but keep this step simple, as fi ne hair is easily overworked. "I use my hands for a majority of the blowout," conveys Dueñas. "When hair is approximately 85-percent done, I work in more grip." Straight strands benefi t from a fl at mixed-bristle brush; curls like rounded brushes. "For most fi ne hair, I use a brush one size smaller than I think I need in order to impart extra shape," he adds. Ironwork is routinely expected in today's salon world, and Dueñas avoids sprays prior to straightening because he believes they can hamper movement. "Start by pressing a little volume in the regrowth area off the scalp to help lock in lift," he directs. "Skip the mid-shafts of the hair and smooth only the ends for a look that's straight but not too fl at." Build oomph with a curling wand by holding it horizontally and alternating the direction of the spirals, toward and away from the face. "Finish with a volumizing powder at the roots and a lightweight dry oil or whipped pomade on the ends," says Dueñas. HOT TOPIC #5: PUMP IT UP HOT TO TROT TEMPER THE SIZZLE WITH TODAY'S TOP THERMAL STYLERS AND BRUSHES. 1 CHI 1" Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron Lava rocks make all the difference. They provide gentle, consistent heat while styling at lower-than-normal temps for smooth results sans damage. @chihaircare 2 Aquage 1" Advanced Straightener This smart tool boasts an "intelligent protect" mode to reduce heat exposure while straightening or curling. @aquagehaircare 3 IZUTECH KTX450 LT Pure Titanium Made for pros, the styling iron is superior at sealing cuticles during chemical applications or keratin treatments. @izutechpro 4 Moroccanoil Professional Series Titanium Curling Iron An extra-long barrel provides even heat distribution to accommodate long, thick hair with minimal overlap. @moroccanoilpro 5 Olivia Garden EcoHair Thermal Collection Ceramic-coated barrels work to heat faster and retain high temps longer, while ionic- charged bristles moisturize hair cuticles and nix frizz. @oliviagardenint 6 Sexy Hair Smooth Lock Pro Silicone strips on both the top and bottom plates create microtension across each strand, so one quick pass is all you need for lasting smoothness. @sexyhair 7 Paul Mitchell Neuro Angle Rod, 1" Craft beach waves and loose curls without straining wrists or shoulders thanks to an ergonomically designed styler that goes from 90°F to 180°F in a single click. @neurohair 8 Bio Ionic Graphene MX Professional Dryer Because graphene is such an effective heat conductor, top styling results occur at lower temps. @bioionic 9 Gamma + Italia Aria Hairdryer Handmade in Italy, this dryer is as effective as it is light, weighing in at only 13.4 ounces. @gammaplusna 10 ghd Platinum+ Styler is made with "ultra-zone" technology that monitors its heat production 250 times per second to ensure consistent heat for effective results. @ghd_northamerica 11 StyleCraft Ultra Call it the best of both worlds: Extra-long plates allow for smooth, frizz-free fl owing locks, while an ultra-slim design crafts springy curls or beach waves. @stylecraftus 12 Salontech Thermochromatic Color Changing Brush Brush is crafted with a ceramic-coated barrel that changes color from purple to red when heated at the optimal styling temperature. @salontechstyle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 9 GETTY IMAGES; COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS air Dry e r e at e r v e c es. gy e s 10 9 11 12

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