MID-WEEK BEAUTY LESSON FROM SALON MARIO RUSSO FEATURING TIM KELLEY

Spring wedding season is fast approaching, and while spring weather may bring fresh flowers and fragrant gardens, it can wreak havoc on hair by causing frizzy flyaways. Here are five steps to spring weather-prepped wedding hair:

1. Work with What You’ve Got
No matter what your natural hair texture is, humid weather isn’t the time to force your hair into an unnatural style. If your hair is curly, find a bridal ‘do that embraces your curls. If your hair is straight but tends to curl up in humid weather, consider finding a look that incorporates loose, light curls.

2. Blot-dry Your Hair
The last time you wash your hair before the wedding, gently blot it dry with a towel to get rid of excess moisture. Don’t rub — you’ll further dry out any broken or damaged hairs, increasing the chance of frizz. Keep in mind that frizz is caused by hair trying to grab moisture from the air, so the rougher your hair cuticles are (whether your hair naturally has a coarse texture or is damaged from coloring or styling), the worse the frizz.

3. Apply a Frizz-fighting Serum, such as Kerastase Elixir Ultime.
After you’ve towel-blotted your hair, but before you blow-dry, apply this (or a strong-hold gel, perhaps Oribe Gel Serum for more intense results) to your damp hair. Once you’ve applied, comb it through roots-to-tip so it’s distributed evenly.

4. Use the “Cool” Shot
Once you finish blow-drying, give your hair a blast of cool air using the “cool” setting on your blow-dryer. Hot air opens the hair cuticle while cold air closes it and seals in the moisture.

5. Apply More Serum
Give your freshly dried hair a second application of frizz-fighter, whether it may be the Kerastase Elixir Ultime or Oribe, Curl by Definition Crème. Consider keeping a little on hand throughout the wedding day to use for smoothing down any strands that may curl up.

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