Your Guide to Every Type of Blowout

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There’s nothing like a trip to the salon for a blowout to make you feel great. Not only are you living your best hair life, but you can also totally glam up your look without a cut or a color. But like everything else, the choices are overwhelming. Because there are so many dry style options to choose from, we decoded the types of blowouts offered everywhere to make your next visit a breeze. We referenced our favorite places to tame our mane to put together your ultimate blowout inspiration guide.

Vintage Hollywood Glam

This is a perfect style for any occasion: think wedding season, the holidays, or trying out for The Bachelor. To serve starlet, ask for a barrel-curled wave that’s defined and done, without feeling too stiff We can leave the stiffness in the 20th century, thanks.

Polished Perfection

When you’re conjuring your inner Park Avenue princess or just faking it till to make it, ask for waves on the bottom (flipped in or out) and straight volume at the crown. This classic type of blowout brings out layers and dimensions.

Curly Sue

Just because you’re getting a blowout doesn’t mean you can’t go curly. Freshly straightened hair is the perfect base for a curling iron with this type of blowout. Our advice? Don’t fear the ringlets.

Classic Bombshell

Excuse us, Ms. Bardot? The bombshell is a go-to in so many situations. Ask for it by name, whether it’s date night or time to flaunt revenge hair—and prepare for your stylist’s slow nod. Note: the more volume, the better with this type of blowout.

Off Duty

No pictures, please. Like, how many more weeks till fashion month is over? This It-girl favorite will take you from happy hour to brunch. The reason it’s so adored by the fashion set? Because it looks like you haven’t tried, and isn’t that the goal after all? This blowout style is defined by waves, a slight bend in the hair, and most importantly, effortless ease.

Loose Waves

If Off Duty and Curly Sue had a baby, we would call her Loose Waves. Her curls are slightly more relaxed and tousled, with the hair doing a little more than in the low key Off Duty look.

Life’s a Beach

We never want beach hair to end. This look works in all weather but always reminds us of that perfect summer afternoon. From your wedding to an actual day at the beach, you can do no wrong when asking for beach hair.

Stick Straight

The serious one, otherwise known as Stick Straight—because sometimes you just want your hair to behave in a way your life never will. No kinks are allowed in this polished look, which can be worn tight and closer to the face or with heightened volume. Either way, you mean business.

After you get the blowout of your choice, you’ll want to ensure it stays intact for days. HERE are four ways to extend the life of your blowout!