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How to Style Hair: Styling Tips from the Hairstyling Professional

In his video tutorials, Schwarzkopf hair expert Armin Morbach shares professional hair styling tips with his viewers. He starts by helping you prepare your hair for styling and to select the proper hair styling tools. Then he shows how to use the tools like a pro, beautiful hair curling tips or how to straighten hair with ease.

Armin Morbach shows how to do certain hairstyles and straighten, wave or curl your hair and create perfect classic or trendy hairstyles. In his videos, he shows how to style hair into beach waves, how to use gel for a faux undercut, and how to create updos and rockabilly style party hairstyles. Armin Morbach lets you share in his rich arsenal of styling methods and shows you ways to style hair so that you can manage your hair to your heart’s content. Learn what tools and methods to use for the creation of classic or trendy hairstyles with shiny or matte, big or sleek, straight or wavy hair. Nothing is left to chance from the preparation before the styling to the beautiful finish. 

Below, we compiled a few of Armin Morbach’s valuable tips on hairstyling and styling preparations:

Professional Tips on Shampooing and Blow-Drying Your Hair

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Always use heat protectant before reaching for the hair dryer!

High-Volume Styling Starts with the Shampoo

The preparations for voluminous hairstyling starts with the shampoo. Here is Armin Morbach’s tip: "For high-volume hairstyles use a rinse, which does not weigh your hair down."

Q: Should You Shape Your Hair with Your Fingers or a Brush?

A: Use Both!

Hairstyling expert Armin Morbach recommends: "After the shampoo, blow-dry the residual moisture out of your hair. Use your fingers to untangle your hair before combing or brushing it." Ideally, your brush should have natural bristles such as wild boar bristles, which give hair that extra luster.

Always use heat protectant before reaching for the hair dryer!


Heat Protectant: Spray vs. Mousse

"Always apply heat protectant before using heated hairstyling tools such as the blow-dryer, flat or curling iron. Heat protectant spray provides additional light hold. Use heat protectant mousse if you want to create bounce by applying the mousse to the root portion of your hair", explains Armin Morbach.

Professional Hair Styling Tips on Hair Straightening

Always brush your hair before straightening it!

One of the most important hair styling tips to remember is to always brush your hair before straightening (preferentially using a brush with natural bristles) and remove all residual hairspray, mousse, etc. "Brushing your hair relaxes it and makes hair straightening much easier", says the experienced hair professional.

How to style hair and keep it straightened:

Over time, hair tends to revert to its natural shape. Hair professionals have a way to style hair to prevent this. Armin Morbach prevents straightening hair one small strand at a time: "If the strands are too wide or thick the hair will revert to its wavy nature right away. Using a comb and straightening your hair one small 2-inch strand at a time works best. To keep the hair straight I use two or three passages with the flat iron."

Use a comb to cool overheated hair:

Despite all caution, it may happen that hair gets too hot during straightening. Our hair expert has a quick remedy: "Use a comb, one of the most important hair styling tools, to allow the overheated hair to fall over it. Then run the comb through the hair a couple of times."

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Professional Hair Curling Tips

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Use a small-diameter curling iron to create springy hair ends

Hair Styling Tools: large and small-diameter curling irons:

Whether you want to use a large or small-diameter curling iron depends on the desired result. Armin Morbach uses both types of curling irons as choice hair styling tools: "It is easy to create springiness in the hair ends using a conic small-diameter curling iron. It's a good hair style tip to remember. Use a large-diameter curling iron to produce large, casually falling waves."

A lot of curling mousse helps a lot!

A good hair curling tip is to thoroughly work a generous amount of curling mousse through your hair (from the front to the back). Armin Morbach points out, "The more thoroughly you work the curling mousse into your hair the more beautiful the created curls will be."

How to style your hair and create uniform curls:

Roll your hair onto curlers in only one direction (front to back) to create organized looking curls.

Creating casually looking curls:

When learning how to style hair into curls, randomly roll your hair onto curlers in all directions for tousled curls or a modern, casual hairstyle. "However, I would roll up the front and side hair front to back so that the hair does not crowd the face," recommends Armin Morbach and he continues with the hair styling tip, "The rolled up strands on top of the head should be slightly smaller and widen toward the ends."

Does blow-drying destroy curls? The answer is 'No'!

Using hair styling tools like a hair dryer with diffuser attachment and using it gingerly ensures that curls survive the blow-drying.

At a pinch, paper towels serve as rollers:

If professional styling tools are not at hand, any kind of paper wipe can be turned into a substitute hair styling tool for soft rollers. Armin Morbach explains how to use them: "Fold the wipe and use it as soft roller. Take a small strand of hair and roll it around the middle of the make-shift soft roller. Then twist the ends of the soft roller and knot or tie the ends together. This is a great way to style your hair in a pinch."

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Use an eyelash brush to create the perfect wet hairstyle

Volumising powder helps to style updos:

Armin Morbach sings the praises of hairstyling volumizing powder, "It makes hair more manageable, and creates a voluminous, matte appearance".

Straighten hair before styling with hair gel:

Hair expert Armin Morbach recommends straightening the hair with hair styling tools such as a flat iron or blow-dryer before the application of gel.

Use a hair dyeing comb or eyelash brush to create wet hairstyles:

Schwarzkopf hair expert Armin Morbach uses two hair styling tools for gelled hairstyles, which were not originally designed for this purpose: "With a dyeing brush I can apply gel to the root portion close to the scalp. As finishing touch after applying gel, I use an eyelash brush to apply an extra layer of gel". He uses both as an artful way to style hair.

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