Runway How-to Trends: Voluminous Blowouts and Retro Pin Curls

By Lauren Salapatek | 08/30/2012 11:03:00 AM


click image to zoomRetro Pin Curls, Finished Look Blowouts add character to your client’s fabulous hair. The experts at Blow, a New York blow dry bar, have created various catwalk-ready styles for their clients in quick and easy steps that have their clients feeling transformed. In these steps, learn how to create luscious body and pin curls using Blowpro products.


STEP 1: Begin with hair blown out. Create a clean part and curl hair with a 3 ½-inch curling iron. Curl sections inwards towards the face.

STEP 2: Spray Blowpro’s Time to Shine throughout the hair.

STEP 3: Wrap 1/4-inch sections of hair around index finger and middle finger, following the same direction as if it was curled. Once all hair is rolled, pin it with a duck bill clip.

STEP 4: Take down pins and brush hair with a boar bristle grooming brush to separate curls while creating an undone retro style.

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If your clients are looking to bring their hair to new heights, these five hair raising steps combined with Blowpro’s cocktail of products will leave them with intense body and volume.

Finished Look, Voluminous Body STEP 1: Apply a heat protection spray all over hair. Gently comb out hair. To build volume and bounce (pointing can down, not at an angle) apply a golf ball size amount of Body By Blow No Crunch Volumizing Mousse into hands and distribute through mid-shaft and ends of hair.

STEP 2: For long lasting, gravity defying lift and height, divide hair into sections and spray a root lifter into the roots of each section and massage into hair.

STEP 3: Blow dry in sections with a round brush making sure to lift upward with the brush as you blow dry. The tension and heat will create volume. Pin curl each dry section as you go for added volume.

STEP 4: Remove pin curls and massage roots to break up your sections. Lock in volume all day by applying a finishing spray all over hair.











ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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Boston  |  September, 04, 2012 at 05:05 PM

Pin curls always look so classy and chic. This is a great guide to help achieve this look!

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