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How To Do A Mid Length Layered Blow Dry

With Graham Oglesby
Duration21 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Graham Oglesby's blow-dry tutorial covers the foundations of basic blow-drying techniques. The model has a mid-length layered shape above the shoulders with a natural side parting. The hair has a slight bend and medium density.

Blow-drying is all about the control of the technique and thinking about the finished result, e.g. with root lift or without or with beveled ends or without. These choices are all governed by trend, but the technique of handling the brush, tension and hair always remains the same - this is key to great blow-drying.

Graham shows a number of techniques within the video including wrap drying to remove moisture; building the supporting shape in the outline; and smoothing down the cuticle throughout the internal shape with various sizes of round brushes, depending on the length of the hair.

With all the key areas in place Graham delivers a smooth bevelled look with minimal root lift, enabling the hair to move naturally away from the face.

Members can also find below our guide to this mid length layered blow dry.

Technical skills

  • Blow drying
  • Brush use
  • Creating curl
  • Creating movement
  • Creating volume
  • Flat brush
  • Round brush
  • Smoothing


Contributor: Graham Oglesby
Model: Holly
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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