Rise and Shine

Frizz isn’t only a summer bummer, it’s a top hair problem during any season, and it occurs when parched hair absorbs the humidity in the air. To prevent this, you need to keep your hair ultra-moisturized.

How can you get your locks smooth and sleek every morning and really amp up the shine? We asked celebrity hair stylist Gregg Giannillo, owner of Giannillo Salon and creator of Boudoir Hair products. Giannillo, who wakes bright and early every day to meet Lara Spencer on the set of “Good Morning America,” uses these shine-boosting, smooth moves to get her hair camera-ready.

Step 1.  Shampoo with an ultra-moisturizing shampoo. “I actually prefer a cleansing conditioner, like Wen, as it does not lather and thereby does not dry out the hair,” Giannillo explains. If you prefer a traditional shampoo and conditioner, substitute the conditioner with a heavier mask. “Lara and I like the moisture mask by Moroccan Oil.”

Step 2. Apply your anti-frizz product to damp hair. Stay away from oils and silicone typeserums, he advises, as they can tend to lay on the cuticle layer of the hair and either promote the curl we are blowing out, or increase drying time, which will further dry out the hair. “Lara loves my Boudoir Hair product ‘Satin Slip. It contains keratin, and although the keratin itself doesn’t contribute to straighter hair, it instead acts like a ‘filler’ to all the dry open cuticles.” The result: A smooth, sleek surface that seals in moisture and reflects light once it’s blown out—the key to incredible shine!

Step 3. Blow hair in sections. “Satin Slip actually speeds up the drying process,” he explains. “Its silky consistency lubricates the hair, so the brush can easily slip through. Another tress tip: Avoid pre-drying too much, because that will put the hair in a state harder to smooth out.

Step 4.  Apply an anti-humidity spray. “Lara and I love the one by Oribe.”


Step 5. Apply a light- to medium-hold hairspray. The less the hair moves, the better your style will stay, Giannillo advises. “A staple on the set of GMA is my product Fishnets from my collection.

Giannillo Salon 217 East 60th Street, Giannillo.com

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