Colorist Constance Robbins is best known as the queen of red hair color. The Matrix Global Artist has been on MODERN's radar for years. Take a simple scroll through her more than 1,300 jaw-dropping Instagram posts, and you'll see why. In addition to killing the market with redheads, Robbins is also known for her dimensional shades, balayage and melts.
Her passion for painting hair and educating others on her crafts is apparent, and in one of her recent educational demos, Robbins tackled the topic of color fade.
"For me, my colors aren't complete until that style is poppin," Robbins says. "A good blowout is the foundation of any styling you're giving your client. It gives your clients longevity until they have to wash it again."
Robbins says has job is to give her clients healthy hair with color that won't fade.
"Extreme heat damage leads to color fading and I'm not about that," she says. "My Dyson Supersonic hair dryer professional edition measures heat up to 40 times per second, which is crazy!"
Featuring intelligent heat control, the Supersonic Pro transmits calculated instructions to the heating element to timely regulate the temperature.
This Intelligent Heat Control ensures that the Supersonic Pro does not exceed 293°F. It’s when temperatures exceed 302 degrees that real damage can happen—it can cause hair keratin denaturation and can cause inner structural damage like cortex loss and medulla pores. Its V9 motor spins at up to 110,000 rpm, and Dyson's Air Multiplier Technology produces a high-pressure, high-velocity jet of air.
In this video tutorial, Robbins demos a blowout using Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer Professional edition to prevent color fade:
Blowout Tips from Constance Robbins:
- Rough dry the hair 80%. If you start round brushing when that hair is soaked you’re going be there for a long time.
- Use the smoothing nozzle for rough drying. "Having a nozzle on your dryer for a rough dry prevents the hair from frizzing and from being blown all over the place," Robbins says.
- Next attach the professional concentrator nozzle and start in the front. "I always start in the front because that’s what the client and the world sees first. Also if the clients have baby hairs, this ensures that you get to them before they have a chance to get unruly."
- Always point your concentrator nozzle down and go with the hair, never against it to make sure you’re not roughing up the cuticle.
- Change directions often with the brush and use a lot of over direction. "That's my secret to hair that bounces and swings with tons of volume and movement," she says.
- Lastly roll up the brush and hit with the cool shot, then twist to release and lock in the curl.