5 Tips to Make Your Blowout Last

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Want to get the biggest bang for your blowout buck? Nick Penna, Creative Director of Boston-based Be Styled blowdry lounge, has some simple tips to make your locks last.

While in the chair, ask for volume. Don't be shy to ask for additional oomph, it will be worth it by day three.

Avoid hair ties. Don't put your hair up in a ponytail with a tight elastic because it will cause a crease in your hair. If you must put your hair up, use a large clip and clasp it on top of your head.

Avoid moisture. Humidity and water are the blowout's biggest enemy. When you shower, be sure to use a shower cap to keep the moisture at bay.

Dry shampoo. It should be your new best friend, seriously. If you apply a generous amount it will help absorb oil and is an instant style refresher—and smells amazing!

Don't touch your hair. We know how fabulous a blowdry feels once complete. However, let the style set and don't mess with it! Touching it too much will accumulate oil and can make your blow dry fall flat.


Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.