What to Tell Your Clients About Hair Rollers

Published 17th Jun 2024 by Josie Jackson

Hair rollers have seen a surge in popularity in recent months – in fact, #hairrollers has now been used more than 1.8 billion times on TikTok, with the social media platform awash with tutorials on how to use them. However, most of these videos are being created by non-professionals, and therefore don’t necessarily share the most effective tips. With this in mind, why not capitalise on the current bouncy blowout trend by advertising these services on your social media, or by sharing tips with your clients during the appointment to establish your expertise?

How to Get the Most Out of Hair Rollers

Marie Nieuwoudt, CLOUD NINE Group Education Manager, shares her tips to get the most out of hair rollers, explaining: “Its best to blow dry first so the hair is smooth – this will give you the best results for that bouncy blow dry finish. After you have blow-dried each section, lightly mist a working spray over the hair then wrap the hair around the roller whilst it’s warm, then allow the hair to cool. Mist the spray again over the whole head once the rollers are in place. To remove the rollers, lift it above the root and gently unwind the roller from the hair for optimum bounce and volume.”

Meanwhile, Gina Conway, owner of Gina Conway Salon & Spa, shares the tips she would pass on to clients, explaining: “I always share my professional product recommendations, including a styling spray and a thickening tonic. Then, when it comes to parting the hair, I advise my clients to use the width of the roller as a guide, and while it may seem obvious to us, I remind them that the larger the velcro roller is the straighter your hair will be, the smaller the velcro roller, the tighter the curl will be.

“The easiest way to put in the rollers is to roll everything at the top of your head backwards and everything else around your head at a 90° angle from your head and under. Then clients can either let it dry naturally, or speed things up by blasting it with a diffuser until it's completely dry, and then let it cool.”

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Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 17th Jun 2024

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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