the right tools to style hair

Using the right tool for the job has always been a mantra of mine. We’ve all heard it before, and it still rings true. You can’t be expected to fix a car with a chopstick, and the rule doesn’t change when it comes to hair. There are many options available (gels, sprays, flat iron,rollers), and one of the key tools for hair are brushes.   Everyone should include several in their arsenal, depending on their hair’s natural textures. There are a ton of brushes, but finding the right one for you means that you first need to understand what they do and how they can work to attain the style you’re maintaining

If you’d like to achieve a smooth, silky straight look, use a paddle brush. The paddle flattens hair cuticles while detangling and boosting shine and slickness.
If your hair is thick and you want to add volume, wave and body use a round brush. This round shaped brush is wrapped with bristles so it works like a roller adding volume and body. Knowing the problems that your hair battles will narrow down the selection. If you fight frizz, try an ionic brush which will remove static, for fine hair use softer bristles, thin hair would benefit from a cushioned brush and for thick hair, use boar bristles.

After you’ve found the miracle wand, take care of it by regularly removing unwanted hair and washing it in warm water. No use washing your hair and then putting a dirty brush to it. Replace them yearly. If you’re still unsure about which brush would be a good mate, ask a professional before buying a ton of things you don’t need and won’t use. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask what your stylist. We love sharing our experience and knowledge and will gladly help you have a better understanding of how your hair works and how you can keep your salon-styled hair after you get home.
And who doesn’t want to look like they just walked out of a salon every day?

Jason Roberts, Senior Stylist at Salon U