When it comes to hair styling, the women of Miami like it long, shiny and full of volume. Whether you’re on a coconut oil run at Whole Foods or shopping for lunch at Hiro’s Sushi Bar, the truth is obvious: Long hair is the way to go when it comes to hairstyling. Nothing screams sexiness like a head full of 14 inches or more tresses cut in lush layers and teased to perfection. If you haven’t mastered the art of a good blow out Matrix SoColor and StyleLink celebrity stylist Nick Stenson has you covered. Stenson created a bouncy, blow out for Andi Dorfman of “The Bachelorette” fame that’s so simple even you can re-create it. And even if you can’t style the look yourself, you can definitely share the instructions with your hairstylist. Don’t worry about figuring out which hair products to use. Stenson lists his favorite products from Matrix StyleLink, line hairstylists’ swear by for of its long-lasting hold capabilities.
For those of you not in the know, Matrix Salon Professional is part of L’Oreal USA’s Professional Products Division. The brand is a one-stop shop for your tresses offering a wide range of haircare, hair color and texturizing products in the form of lines such as Biolage, Total Results, ColorInsider, SoColor, Color Sync, Logics and Vavoom. Matrix was founded in 1980 by husband and wife hairdressing team, Arnie and Sydell Miller who also founded Ardell eyelashes. Scroll below for Stenson’s easy step-by-step tutorial.
Step 1: Cut your hair into layers
“For Andi Dorfman’s new haircut, I created interior layers for movement and separation,” says Stenson. “Then I added longer layers to remove any dead ends and to give her long hair added bounce.” Stenson suggests shampooing and conditioning your hair with VolumeBloom for plumping your tresses. Afterwards spray Matrix Oil Wonders Sharp Cut Oil on your hair as a treatment and to give you slip during a wet cut.
Step 2: Blow dry your hair
“For Andi’s blow out, I applied a drop or two of Matrix StyleLink Volume Booster into my palms and ran it through her wet hair before blowing,” says Stenson. “Once the product settled into her hair, I dried her hair using a round brush and blow dryer for body.”
Step 3: Use a texturizing product
“Because I wanted hold without the crunchy feeling that comes with most products, I used Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder for a second layer of volume and body on her hair,” says Stenson by spraying the product four to five inches away from her roots. Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder is perfect for holding volume and windswept hairstyles. It also adds an instant lift to your mane. The Matrix StyleLink line is compatible with each other so it helps to retain your style. “Andi can run her hands through her hair all day long without fear of build up or heaviness,” says Stenson.
NEW YORK – Andi Dorfman smiles after getting her hair styled by Matrix SoColor and StyleLink celebrity stylist Nick Stenson. Stenson used Matrix StyleLink products on her tresses to create a layered blow out.
NEW YORK – Matrix SoColor and StyleLink Celebrity Stylist Nick Stenson and Andi Dorfman laugh while viewing selfies of each other after her custom haircut and blow out courtesy of Matrix Salon Professional.
NEW YORK – Andi Dorfman takes a selfie with Matrix SoColor and StyleLink Stylist Nick Stenson after getting a layered blow out using Matrix StyleLink products from Matrix Salon Professional.
Layered blow out
NEW YORK – Matrix SoColor Celebrity Stylist Nick Stenson styles Andi Dorfman’s tresses with Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder for a layered blow out.