before and after blowout

How to Style a Bouncy Blowout

This summer and fall, create your at-home bounce blowout whether your hair is thin or thick, short or long. This revitalizing look is a glamorized shift from the French girl’s natural, nonchalant waves cascading down the shoulders. While naturally tousled hair can be uncomplicated and carefree, its elegant sister style, the bounce blowout, is just as charming but more refined. 

The bounce blowout can flaunt extra sheen and volume with the right styling products and techniques. If you have short hair and desire extra bounce, then you can achieve the look at home with salon-quality results. 

To heat-protect your hair and ensure a healthy-looking result, wash your hair and add a hydrating styling cream. Apply all-over coverage so that the styling cream doesn’t settle into just one portion of the head. Use a detangling comb to distribute the creme evenly. At this point, you can part the hair, but the beauty of a bouncy blowout is that the hair can flow and lay in any direction. Add a heat-protective spray to the hair before you begin. If you have short hair, then it’s best to section the hair and start with the hair at the bottom (beneath the top part of the hair) so that all the hair is styled and voluminous. 

Styling a bounce blowout from washing to adding a finishing spray will take approximately 60 short minutes for all-day style.

The before image showcases a natural, effortless look while the bounce blowout adds dimension and polished-looking curls.  

before and after blowout

Before starting, shampoo the hair. It should be 80% percent dry. If your hair is thin, then spray a volumizing product, massaging it into the hair. It’s your preference whether you start with the bottom part of the hair or the top of the hair. 

Using a round brush, brush the section of hair starting at the scalp to the end and roll the hair entirely around the brush. 

Step One: Roll the hair entirely around the brush and begin to apply heat to the hair. If you’re using a traditional blow dryer, attach a diffuser. A diffuser can reduce the heat and make the hair appear more voluminous. 

Tip: Before uncoiling the hair from the brush, turn the temperature setting on the blow dryer from high to low or hot to cool. The cool air will help set the hair before releasing it from the brush. 

blowing hair with round brush

Step Two: Roll the hair entirely around the brush and begin to apply heat to the hair. If you’re using a traditional blow dryer, attach a diffuser. A diffuser can reduce the heat and make the hair appear more voluminous. 

roll hair with brush

Step Three: As you release the hair from the brush, slowly turn the brush vertically to minimize disturbing the curl. Turning the brush gently toward the end of the hair will help to finesse the spiral and improve bounce. Avoid pulling the brush too quickly. 

gently tug hair off brush

Step Four: Repeat these steps on all sections of the hair. Apply Schwarzkopf Osis flexible spray to finish the look for maximum all-day hold.

finish with holding spray

Have you been considering a career in beauty? Do you devour hairstyling tutorials, buy all the new skincare products, and have you perfected the reverse cat eye? If you’ve answered yes to one of these questions, then take the first step and schedule a virtual interview today with Ogle School. 

the final bouncy blowout result

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.