Do-It-Yourself Hair 101: Tips on Blow Drying

September 8, 2009 (PRESS RELEASE) The self-help video is the first in the Do It Yourself Hair 101 series, Carrie Paul, stylist and owner of Salon Intuitions in Naperville. Calling on her 13 years of salon industry experience and the shortcuts only taught in beauty schools, Paul compiled the educational DVD series. Paul says she wants to helps girls and women of all hair types "go from bed head to salon styled hair with confidence and success right in the convenience of their own home."

Paul has heard thousands of comments from clients wanting the salon-styled look after they leave. This is especially important these days, when many women are making fewer trips to the salon. The requests inspired her to produce Do It Yourself Hair 101 with step-by-step directions on how to style hair with a round brush. This DVD is specially designed to help women add tremendous body and movement along with smoothness and radiant shine to hair.

Unlike other hair videos, Paul self-demonstrates the round brushing technique. "Women don't want to learn a technique by watching the professional style someone else's hair, they want to learn how to implement the techniques on their own hair," she says. "This DVD provides women with a more practical and affordable approach to getting a salon style from home. Women can pop this DVD anytime and never forget."

Paul demonstrates the techniques on her own medium length hair so viewers can more easily reproduce maneuvers and hand positions no matter the length of their own hair. Paul designed this video to be unique, easily understandable, separated by chapter, nonbiased reviews and shopping insert that provides detailed information on the products she uses and why she uses them. She also includes detailed information on the types of hair products women should use and how they should be applied to the hair.

Going against the grain of what one would typically hear from a salon owner, Paul says "Although it is important to see an experienced hair stylist on a regular basis; it is not necessary or practical to go to the salon every day to have someone else make your hair beautiful."

The key is to use a tool such as the Do It Yourself Hair: Round Brush 101 to make the styling process less time consuming at home.

Paul says many women think it is difficult to use round brushes. The brushes were invented for use with blow dryers to add waves and curls to straight hair. When done properly, the round brushing technique can add tremendous body and texture to the hair along with radiant shine, she says.. Round brushing also covers a much larger range of style than for what is known.

This DVD is recorded in English and Spanish and includes shortcuts, tips and a quick reference booklet of Carrie's recommended products.

A portion of video proceeds are donated to a few select adoption charities. These give assistance to those couples who wish to have children but find it difficult to afford the initial out-of-pocket costs for the expensive undertakings.

To order or get more information, call 312.925-2008 or visit the Do it Yourself Hair 101 website

Products Shown On ABC7


  • Revlon Ionic Pro Stylist Blow Dryer
  • Infiniti Professional Tourmaline Ionic Blow Dryer

Round Brushes

  • Olivia Garden Ceramic brushes Technique Thermal brush
  • Marilyn Boar Bristle Brush


  • Butterfly clips
  • Rat tail comb
  • Wide Tooth Comb

Hair Care Products

  • Redken Guts Mousse
  • Matrix Amplify Root Lifter
  • Redken Align Smoother
  • Matrix Sleek Smoother
  • Shaper Plus hairspray
  • Kenra hairspray
  • Redken Rewind-hair definer
  • Redken Glass-shine serum

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