Get Runway-ready Hair With These Pro Tips

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Getting a professional look doesn’t have to be just a backstage affair. You can create a beautiful runway look for your own hair at home, as long as you have the know-how. In fact, many of these little tips and tricks have nothing to do with getting new or on-trend products. You merely have to use the products you currently have in a more inventive way.

Create a Gentle Hair Swish

Have you ever noticed the type of movement that runway models’ hair tends to have? If you want to get that gentle movement, even if you’ve doused the rest of your hair with hairspray, focus on the roots. Backcomb your roots just a bit; it’ll give the roots a lift that the rest of your hair doesn’t have, which will allow it to move gracefully.

Add Natural Textures and Waves

Although ringlet curls are definitely a great look, that’s not always what you want to project. Plus, it takes a lot of work, which isn’t always in the cards. Instead, you can get those beachy waves with just a few steps. Take your hair into 2-4 equal sections, and then braid each one, tugging the braids out a bit to make them fuller. Run a flat iron down each braid to set it, and then pull out the braid and run your fingers through it to create a natural, messy look.

Protect Your Hair from Heat

A big rule for keeping your hair healthy is to limit its exposure to heat. If you’re going to be using curling irons or flat irons, it’s a good idea to protect your hair first. Plenty of heat protector sprays are on the market, but if you don’t have the money to go for one of those sprays, you can still take advantage of protective tips from the pros. Never use a curling or flat iron on wet hair, don’t use traditional styling products before using these tools, and adjust the temperature to make sure it’s right for your specific hair texture and thickness.

Get Rid of Flyaways

If you find that you deal with a lot of little wispy hairs sticking out of your head when you’re going for a sleek bun or other pulled-back style, you can fix it with hairspray and a toothbrush. Buy a toothbrush just for this purpose; simply spray the areas with the flyaways, and then take the toothbrush and comb your hair as you would with a normal brush. Those hairs will stick back to your head.

More Easily Create a Topknot

When you’re creating a topknot, high ponytail, or other style that requires you to gather hair at the top of your head, you’re working against gravity and your hair’s natural style. If you want to make it easier to create and maintain that high ponytail, blow-dry it into place. Bend over, flipping your hair over your head, and start blow-drying your hair toward the crown of your head. Not only will it provide volume, but it’ll also make it easier for your hair to remain in that position once you’re done.

Style a Braid Inside a Braid

The double braid look is a great way to add a bit of style to your hairdo without having to go into anything too difficult. Take a small section of hair to one side of your head and make a typical braid, tying it off at the very end. Then, braid the rest of your hair as normal, incorporating the smaller braid into the larger one. Use a French braid to make it look even fancier.


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Runway hair doesn’t look easy to achieve, but it’s not that difficult. If you’re able to use some of these tips from the experts, you can create a runway-ready look at home. On the other hand, you may find that these tips come naturally to you. Maybe you were already using them without having read about them. If you think you have what it takes, an Ogle School cosmetology degree may help make your runway styling dreams a reality.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.