Nick Stenson Tips

A Favorite Look from Nick Stenson: "Kim Kardashian can pull off a really soft beachy wave like no other celebrity. Take a cue from her and add volume using a deconstructed curl to give a finished look that will have people wondering if your waves are natural or done by a pro."   

To create an updo that brings added softness to the face, begin by prepping wet hair with Matrix Total Results Wonder Boost Root Lifter. Blow dry with a round brush placed near new growth. The Root Lifter maximizes lift and brings a lush fullness to the hair.

To set curls in place and create a fuller look, gently emulsify Matrix Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil into hands. With slight backcombing, form the curls away from the face, keeping them defined and shiny. Finish with Matrix Total Results Amplify Flexible Hold Hair Spray for a look that’s soft and natural.  

"Here's one for the men! Design Pulse - Beach Clay is one of my favorite strong hold matte finishing products. Kick up the shine factor by adding a drop of Design Pulse Mix in Shine. It's an easy way to change up your look."    

"For the illusion of even thicker hair, appy Total Results Wonder Boost Root Lifter before blow drying with a brush. Then reapply the product to new growth, pulling up with a brush as you hit it with the blow dryer again. You're going to love the fullness you get!"   

"To protect and repair hair fibers, I like Biolage Thermal-Active Repair Gloss. It has a heat-active formula with coconut oil that works while you blow dry. It's amazingly lightweight and still gives great shine. Good year-round but especially in winter when dry hair can use an extra boost!

"Smartest 4 product combo on the planet for long-lasting color: After Total Results Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, towel dry and add Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment to protect before blow drying. Finish with Total Results Miracle Treat 12 to smooth the cuticle and add shine. A true salon look!"  

Matrix Total Results Miracle Treat 12 is really one of the most impressive new products I've worked with. Spray it on towel dried hair before blow drying to minimize heat damage and increase manageability. It delivers a fresh-from-the-salon look even when you're pressed for time.

If you're feeling that your hair is dry and lifeless, add Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment to towel dried hair. It restores the hair fiber and seals the cuticle, helping to detangle and to protect hair from the environment. And who can argue with all that shine?