Take Your Texture To New Heights
By Keune | August 7th, 2019
Have your clients been asking how to get more volume in their style? Due to the overwhelming amount of height seen on the runway – and we’re not just talking about the models – clients everywhere are looking for ways to add a more vertical structure and bounce to their look. From accentuating natural texture, to cutting techniques and tips to create new shapes – these are our go-to picks for adding volume and taking texture to new heights this season.
Volume can be achieved through a few different techniques. Although it mainly occurs with styling and product, it actually starts with a solid foundation and builds from there. A fundamental thing we all learn in school is that short hair directs long hair. If you remember this simple concept while cutting, you’ll immediately know where to start when your client asks for more effortless volume. By adding texture and invisible layers to their hair, you can easily increase their height with built-in volume and texture.
Perfect Texture With Product
The next thing to remember is that product is a key necessity for getting the look. Starting with a clean slate – Keune Care Absolute Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are the obvious choice. They cleanse and enrich the hair. Formulated with provitamin B5 to instantly thickens and nourishes the hair without weighing it down!
When blow-drying hair, products like gels or sprays can be great for getting a sleek look. But this won’t guarantee the desired height. To ensure the right finish, prep strands with Mousse prior to blow-drying. The great thing about mousse is that it locks in volume with a weightless finish. Apply a golf ball-sized amount of Keune Care Absolute Volume Mousse to towel-dried hair and dry section by section for best results. Once the hair is dry, spray Style Freestyle Spray at the root to lock in your style and lock out moisture. Moisture from the environment is what can cause a hairstyle to fall flat. Ensure your style stays put with a little spritz.
If you are working with natural texture start by adding Style Curl Cream to cleansed strands and either diffusing or air-drying. While curls are drying it is important not to pull them apart or touch them until they are completely dry. Doing so will result in a frizzy finish. Once strands are completely dry however, pulling curls apart is the key to getting a voluminous finish. Spray hair with Style Dry Texturizer and tousle with your hands and then layer Style Humidity Shield to keep those curls in place and fight against frizz!
The Finishing Touches
There is actually a great deal of strategy that goes into a great blowout. Pay close attention to the geometry of the head and the way in which hair falls. You’ll notice that you can combat a flat style by changing the direction of your brush and blow dryer. To achieve volume, over-directing sections of the hair with a round brush are the best way to achieve lift. By utilizing this technique and styling “against the grain” you’ll keep the hair from lying down in the position it is used to. Keep the hair over directed or in rollers to cool. Once hair is cooled, you can then brush hair into the desired finish.