How To Do A Blow Out With Graham Nation of Ken Paves Salon

April 04, 2019 3 min read

How To Do A Blow Out With Graham Nation of Ken Paves Salon

What is a hair blowout? We are talking about the process of taking your hair from wet to dry. Your blowout is the base of your hair styling and is also where damage begins. That’s why it is important to use a professional hair dryer that dries your hair, without drying out your hair.

We’ve partnered with Graham Nation of Ken Paves Salon in Los Angeles for tips on how to do a blow out like a pro. If you aren’t already following him on Instagram, do that now to follow his work on major celebs like Bebe Rexha, Kathy Ireland, Ashanti, and Pete Wentz. Using FHI Heat’s brand new Accelerate 2200 dryer, here's how Graham achieves a fast blowout.


How to blowout hair:

  1. Apply product, find part you wanna work off of, rough dry, I love to start in the front of the hair so client can see and then move to back sections.
  2. Blow dry front sections towards the face to create softness and hug the face shape, everything above the round of the head gets dried up and forward to create volume.
  3. Use a 1.25 inch curling iron to shape the hair with bend giving you the desired texture, flip clients head up-side down and use dryer to break up wave set, giving you maximum volume and shape.
  4. I finished by flipping the part I already dried in to give a hair flip effect and tucked the other side behind the ear, but play around with whatever works best for you and your clients.



Graham Nation is a Los Angeles-based hairstylist. Born in Baton Rouge, and moved to Denver as a child. He then discovered his passion for art and style at an early age.

He attended Aveda Institute and worked in Colorado for 2 years becoming a staple hair icon in his town. Knowing he could push his limits and evolve further Graham decided to make the move to Los Angeles. Shortly after his arrival to LA he met Ken Paves and quickly bonded over fashion, love for editorial hair and pushing boundaries.

During his time in LA, starting in the salon but spending every minute away on set building a name and sharpening his craft. Pulling inspiration from NYC And London,  He creates classic styles with a bit of edge and undone cool for his clients. “Much stuff coming out of LA is so polished and done, I love to rough the look up a bit to give a personalized sense of freedom and individuality.”

Graham has had the pleasure of working with Victoria Beckham, JOJO, Eva Longoria, Madelaine Petsch, Bebe Rexha, Mikaela Hoover, Portia Doubleday, Shenae Grimes-Beech, Carly Chaikin, Denise Richards, Kathy Ireland & Mary J Blige.

Instagram: @grahamnation

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