No Longer Scared of Hair Spray

I just returned from a quick weekend jaunt to Chicago. I guess you could say I was a quasi-Blogher conference attendee, but instead of trying to cram every panel, party and swag fest into my day, I brought my family and spent most of my time hanging out in our old neighborhood of Bucktown. We arrived late on Thursday night, had a pizza delivered to the hotel at 11:30pm and let our toddler jump up and down on the bed like a crazed lunatic.

Friday morning was pretty brutal. As most of you know, traveling east pretty much kills your will to live upon waking the following morning. As I dragged my tired ass out of bed, I remembered that I had an appointment with celebrity stylist Luke O’Connor and his team for a little hair styling session at the Suave booth at the conference. The day was looking up already!

At 9:30 am, I arrived at Suave’s darling booth and met the lovely Anna, who I’m pretty sure utilizes the best curling iron technique I have ever witnessed. It was like a hybrid of a no-clamp AND clamping technique. (I’m currently trying to replicate the process so I can show you all in a future tutorial.)


Anna effortlessly curled my hair and sprayed a light mist of Suave Professionals Extra Hold Hair Spray as a final touch. Not being a fan of hair spray, I was a little hesitant, but she assured me the spray would help the curls last longer.


Voilá! Ready for the day! Now, here’s the part I can’t get over. I spent the next 8 HOURS chasing my toddler all over the city of Chicago and my hair still looked like this Friday evening:


I didn’t even need to touch it up before heading out! Suave, you have made this hair spray phobic into a believer. I’m stocking up.

Anna works at the amazing Lukaro Salon in Beverly Hills. Give her a call!

  1. Motherhood Uncensored

    July 28, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Ha! I asked him the most essential product (and versatile), and when he said “hairspray,” I nearly fell over.

    Who knew?
    .-= Motherhood Uncensored´s last blog ..Not all bloggers are like that =-.

  2. Groovymarlin

    July 28, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Pfft, Sarah! You look like a movie star already, the perfectly-waved hair is just a bonus. Was this an aerosol hair spray, or a pump? Did it feel stiff or was it the kind where you can still run your fingers through your hair?

    You look great!
    .-= Groovymarlin´s last blog ..Duran Duran =-.

  3. stephanie

    July 28, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Excellent! The hairspray I have been using to try to keep my bangs in place has been failing miserably… they are completely limp and hanging in my eyes by the time I walk to work in the morning. I’m going to try to find this hairspray today… if it keeps your hair from falling totally flat after being outside for 8 hours, hopefully it can do the same for mine being outside only 20 minutes.

  4. Valerie

    July 28, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Your hair looks great! Question though – besides wondering if it was aerosol or pump…did she use it pre curling iron or just as the final step. Also, was your hair clean from that morning or slept in? These are important factors!! Especially in Texas heat and humidity!! I ran out of hair spray this morning and will be picking this steal up after work! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Kaleigha

    July 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

    It looked awesome, can’t wait for the tutorial!
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..Time for a change. =-.

  6. sarah

    July 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Your hair looked even better after 8 hours than when she had just finished — I like how it relaxed but not too much.

  7. Sarah

    July 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    The hair spray was a firm-hold aerosol and Anna only used it at the very end. She had me flip my hair over and sprayed JUST A LITTLE BIT. Also, my hair was not washed that morning. It was slept on.:)

  8. Liz

    July 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm
  9. Sarah

    July 28, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    No, she only did a couple of twists on the barrel with the clamp open, then closed the clamp and released, pulling downwards.

    It is much easier for me to just wrap around the outside of the barrel like my previous tutorial, but my curls don’t look like Anna’s. Wah.

    Thank you for the video, though! I loved it. :)