Stylists’ secrets for air-drying your locks
We Angelenos are serious about our hair. We basically invented the blow-dry bar and the hair-mask salon. The next big thing: air-drying.
That?s right, at Beverly Hills? Mèche salon, where co-owner Tracy Cunningham does up Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Stone, air-drying is au courant. Stylists recommend taking a break from damaging heat tools, which leave hair frizzy in the midsummer humidity. Here are their tips:
Avoid terry cloth Who knew? Even the plushest towels lead to frizz. Stylist Guy Riggio opts for the microfiber DevaTowel instead. (In a pinch, stylist Jasmin Robles uses a cotton T-shirt.)
Bun equals waves Robles runs a wide-tooth comb through damp hair and works in Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream from mid-shaft to ends. Then she pulls the locks into a loose bun or braid to dry. Just shake it out, and voilà--beach waves.
Know your products Stylist Jesse Montana says the wrong gel or lotion can cause flatness or dullness. For fine hair, use a super-light cream, like Davines Sea Salt Primer, to add lift at the roots. Coarse hair loves a touch of oil, such as Oribe Gold Lust, mixed with your favorite styling lotion.
Mèche, 8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills; 310-278-8930 or mechesalonla.com