Nicki Minaj has been all over the tri-state area promoting her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded with her hairstylist Terence Davidson. Looking to add some lift and volume to your pin-straight locks? Terence Davidson says when you’re doing your hair at home, it’s all about the tools – ONE tools.
GET THE LOOK: Adding lift and volume that will last throughout the day is simple if done right. Starting with damp hair, mist strands with a thermal-protecting anti-breakage spray, like the Davines MELU Shield. Then dry each section with a natural bristle brush and angle the blow dryer down towards the floor. “I love the Epic Nano Pro Dryer because it has Ionic Intel. I can decide if I want to smooth the hair shaft or add volume!,” says Davidson. “For this step I recommend the negative ion setting because it closes the hair follicles and smoothes the hair shaft.”
Once hair is completely dry, set the front pieces in large pin curls while you tend to the rest of the hair. Using a straightener with negative ionic output to lock in moisture and eliminate static and frizz, like the Slim Epic Flat Iron, take small sections and pass the straightener through the hair until the desired straightness is achieved.
Release the front pieces and with the Epic Nano Pro Dryer set to positive, apply a root-boosting hairspray to the roots, like Philip B’s Self Adjusting Hair Spray to help add body and shine and dry the front sections to lift the hair at the roots. Pass the straightener through the hair once more to smooth and finish.
- ONE Epic Nano Pro Dryer – $240
- ONE Slim Epic Flat Iron – $240
- Davines MELU Shield – $31
- Philip B Self Adjusting Hair Spray – $22
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