I have frizzy, thick, big hair and I always find blow-drying/straightening super time consuming. I didn’t have much time to style my hair when I headed to Lakme Fashion Week yesterday and this is where the TIGI Salon came to my rescue! The TIGI Zone (as its called) at Lakme Fashion Week is located near the Lakme Pro Stylist Lounge and has colorful decor – thanks to the fun packaging of the products.
This is what my hair looked like when Ritu from TIGI started styling it ~
And this is what it looked like 10 minutes later!!!
Products used by the Stylist ~
To get the look, follow the following steps ~
– Start by applying a generous amount of TIGI Spoil Me Spray all over your hair. Keep half an arm’s length between the spray nozzle and your hair. After applying the spray, run your fingers through your hair to distribute the product evenly. This instantly detangles, reduces the frizz and hence reduces the time you need to spend using heat.
~ Next, apply a smoothing cream like the TIGI After Party smoothing cream all over your hair. You need a very small amount, Ritu used a walnut sized amount of the cream for my hair. This will again smoothen out the frizzy bits and make the hair more manageable. It smells beautiful too so you can use this a deodorant for your hair (hence the name After Party!). It also contains minute Mica particles that add a nice sheen to the hair.
~ After prepping the hair with the Detangler and the Smoothing Cream, you’re hair is now ready to be blow dried! Generally stylists spend at least 20 minutes blow drying hair section by section which when tried at home, takes even longer! But Ritu barely took any time and only divided my hair in 5 sections. She said the products used to prep the hair are a boon for the stylists because they cut down the blow drying time in half!
~ To blow dry your hair, divide your hair into sections and using a round brush or a paddle brush, dry in downwards direction starting from root towards the end moving along the hair. Use the Brush to guide the movement of the dryer. The downward direction is important because we want to reduce the volume and give a sleek look to the hair. Depending on your preference, you can give an inward or outward flick at the ends with your brush.
~ Once the blow drying is done, you need to use something to give a little bit of hold. Ritu recommended the TIGI Masterpiece Spray for my hair type. She sprayed it from half an arm’s length away to give a light hold. If you want stronger hold, you can spray from closer to get more concentrated product in the hair. I hate the scrunchy hardness that setting products can give sometimes but this one is fairly mild. Another trick you can use here is to gently brush the hair after applying the spray using a paddle brush. This will prevent the hair from getting sticky, hard or sticking to each other.
~ Finish off the look by applying a small amount of TIGI Glaze Haze Serum to further add shine and tame any flyaways.
And this is the final look!!
Some Pictures of the TIGI Zone ~
[note color=”#FFEECA”]I haven’t really tried TIGI products before but I’m really looking forward to trying a few! TIGI has 2 ranges – S Factor and Bed Head. Have you tried TIGI Products?
Would you like to see more of these posts? Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see a tutorial for any specific hairstyle! [/note]