Holiday Hair Tips from Hair Extraordinaire Dickey at Hair Rules

Recently I co-hosted an event at famousHair Rules in NYC with the wonderful Nicole Feliciano of We had over 30 bloggers come and enjoy some International Delight Iced Coffee treats and pamper themselves with manicures, massages and blowouts. Hair Rules was the most perfect location for this event… and we were lucky enough to have their staff do the blowouts! I have been hearing about Hair Rules for awhile now, so it was amazing to meet one of the founders, Dickey and actually see him work his magic!

What’s Hair Rules all about?

The Hair Rules Salon offers the healthiest approach to hair care and styling based on clients’ natural texture. At Hair Rules New York, no texture is viewed as problematic; services are available from the truest classification of kinky hair to “won’t hold a curl” straight and every texture in between. Our goal is to undo years of despair and disappointment by helping our clients re-discover their natural texture, embrace the versatility it offers, and wear it however they choose – but via healthy, responsible methods.

Watching Dickey work with hair was absolutely amazing… Mastering the mystery of textured hair, Dickey has created iconic hairstyles for designers, advertisers, photographers and celebrities alike. Sarah Jessica Parker, Minnie Driver, Alicia Keys, Kelis, and Andre 3000 are just a few of the notables he has styled. he has contributed editorial imagery to magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Essence, Vibe, The New York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Allure.

Dickey was sweet enough to answer some HAIR questions that Nicole and I had for the holidays and winter… enjoy our interview…

I’d love to know the answer to how to get a blowout to last!
Love to know for up-do’s… what and how much product do you recommend using to keep it up all evening? using a sizable amount of styling product is key for you to handle easier and stay when putting hair up as it will prevent you from having to use too much hairspray that will cause up-do to become stiff looking.

For very dry hair, do you suggest eliminating any sort of styling tools – flattening iron, curling wand, etc? no no naturally dry hair just needs to be cared for properly before styling again avoid shampoos strip naturally dry textures so heat damage doesn’t become damaging

How can you help make a blow out last?
be sure to twist hair and put away into a bun on top of your head to preserve at night

Any tips to prevent winter hair static? avoid shampoos that suds and strip the hair of essential moisture in the cold dry season instead use hair rules daily cleansing cream non sudsing shampoo its like skin care for your hair

After the holiday and all the extra styling sessions, what would you suggest to repair and treat hair? after shampooing with a gentle cleanser like hr daily cleansing cream your conditioner is going to work more effective becoming the treatment you hoped it to be sit quench conditioner under a plastic cap for 15 min to an hour around the house

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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