From the Top
To avoid a news-anchor blowout—that is, round and puffy—start drying on the top of your head, says Patrick Melville, a salon owner and a celebrity stylist in New York City. “Most people flip their hair over and begin drying at the nape,” he says. But in the meantime, the front portion air-dries and doesn’t lie flat. For a sleek finish, pull small sections of hair taut with a flat-backed brush, beginning at your forehead and working back, and aim the air from the part to the ends.