In the glamorous world of Hollywood, few hairstyles have achieved the timeless status and popularity as Farrah Fawcett's iconic blowout. With its voluminous waves and signature feathered layers, this hairstyle became a style symbol of the '70s and continues to inspire hair trends today.

The best part? Recreating Farrah Fawcett's legendary look doesn't require a curling iron; all you need is a trusty blow dryer such as the Gama IQ2 Perfetto Hair Dryer and a few techniques.

In this blog, we'll take you through a step-by-step guide to achieve this fabulous hairstyle. So get ready to channel your inner 'Charlie's Angels' star!

How to achieve the iconic hairstyle with a simple blow-drying technique?

Step 1: Prepping your hair

Before diving into the blow-drying process, it's essential to prepare your hair properly. Begin by washing your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add body and enhance the final result.

Towel dry your hair gently, removing excess moisture while leaving it damp. Applying a lightweight, heat-protecting spray will shield your locks from damage caused by blow drying.

Step 2: Section and divide

To achieve Farrah Fawcett's signature feathered layers, it's crucial to divide your hair into sections even when you use the best hair dryers.

Starting from the nape of your neck, take a horizontal section of hair and clip the rest up. Repeat this process, moving up your head, until all your hair is divided into manageable sections.

This technique will ensure uniform drying and styling.

Step 3: The root lift

To achieve the desired volume and lift at the roots, grab a round brush with natural bristles and a large barrel. Take a section of hair from the crown area and place the brush underneath it.

Aim the blow dryer's nozzle at the roots and gently pull the brush upward while simultaneously directing the heat at the roots.

This technique will create volume and lift, mimicking Farrah Fawcett's trademark style.

Step 4: The feathered layers

Now, it's time to recreate the iconic feathered layers. Ensure that you're using a professional hair dryer such as the Gama IQ Perfetto Hair Dryer. 

Take a section of hair from the front, about an inch wide, and place the brush at the ends.

Rotate the brush outward, away from your face, and bring it upward while applying heat from the blow dryer.

This motion will create those gorgeous feathered layers that Farrah was known for. Repeat this technique on all front sections, ensuring the brush always moves away from the face.

Step 5: The finishing touches

Once you have dried and styled all the sections, it's time to add the finishing touches to complete the blowout.

First, use a cool shot to set your style. Most professional hair dryers, such as the Gama Pro IQ Hair Dryer, come with an integrated cool shot function.

Flip your head upside down and give your hair a gentle shake to add natural movement and loosen the curls.

Use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to separate the waves and create that effortless, voluminous look.

Finally, apply a light-hold hairspray to set the style and ensure it lasts throughout the day.

How to protect your hair while blow drying and styling?

Protecting your hair while blow drying and styling is crucial to maintain its health, preventing damage, and achieving the desired results.

Here are some effective ways to protect your hair during the styling process:

  • Use a heat protectant: Before exposing any heat to your hair, it's essential to use a heat protectant product. Heat protectants develop a barrier between your hair and the styling tools, reducing the risk of damage. Look for heat protectant sprays or serums that are specifically designed to withstand high temperatures.
  • Start with a lower heat setting: The best hair dryers come with various temperature settings. Begin blow drying or styling with a lower heat setting on your tools. High heat can strip away moisture from your hair and cause damage. If your hair is fine or delicate, using lower heat settings is especially important to prevent breakage and over-drying.
  • Maintain distance: Keep a safe distance between your hair and the styling tool. Whether you're blow drying or using a straightener, curling iron, or any other heated tool, hold it a few inches away from your hair. This helps to distribute the heat more evenly and reduces the risk of burning or frying your strands.
  • Limit exposure to heat: Minimize the duration your hair is exposed to direct heat. Try to be efficient and work quickly while blow drying or using hot styling tools. Continuous, prolonged heat exposure can lead to dryness, brittleness, and split ends. Professional hair dryers like the Gama IQ Perfetto Hair Dryer feature powerful motors delivering a turbo drying experience.
  • Use the appropriate tools for your hair type: Different hair types require different styling tools. For example, if you have fine or thin hair, opt for lower heat settings and use tools with narrower barrels. Thick or coarse hair can handle higher heat settings and benefit from wider-barreled tools. Using the right tools for your hair type minimizes the need for excessive heat.
  • Schedule regular trims: Regular trims help to remove split ends. It prevents them from travelling up and damaging the hair shaft. By getting rid of damaged ends, you can maintain overall hair health and reduce the chances of further damage caused by styling.e

Wrapping Up

Farrah Fawcett's iconic blowout is a hairstyle that has stood the test of time. With just a blow dryer such as the Gama IQ2 Perfetto Hair Dryer and a few techniques, you can recreate this timeless look and embrace your inner '70s bombshell.