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March 11, 2021

Towel Wraps: How It Works & Why You Should Try It

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Towel Wraps & Buns: Pro Tips To Perfect The Process

We’ve all seen that one uncomfortable guest sitting with their hair soaking wet and a towel draped over their shoulders. Make sure that’s never your client by learning how to perfect these simple towel wrap and bun processes. This 30-second detail goes a long way and we’re sharing the steps to show you EXACTLY how it’s done below.

 

Keep scrollin’ for tips and tutorials from Sabrina Yamani Yamga (@sabrinathehairwitch), Gina Bianca (@iamginabianca) and Yara de la Torre (@yaradoeshair).

 

 

Why You Should Wrap Your Client’s Hair

This one extra step elevates the overall client experience, looks more professional and sets you apart. We want our clients to be comfortable in our chairs, and sitting with wet hair is not that! Based on the client’s hair length, texture and density, choose one of two techniques: towel wrap or towel bun.

 

Here are a few towel wrap benefits Gina loves:

 

  • Keeps the client warm
  • Prevents water from dripping
  • Impresses clients and others in the salon
  • Starts drying the hair

 

How To Towel Wrap Like A Pro

Ready to try the towel wrap? This technique is ideal for clients with curly hair or fine hair with low density that aren’t able to handle the weight of a towel bun, says Sabrina.

 

Check Out Sabrina’s Step-By-Step How-To:

 

  1. Squeeze (do not rub!) the hair dry to avoid breakage
  2. Place the towel horizontally underneath the client’s head, starting at the nape of their neck
  3. Take the furthest left corner and fold it over the forehead tightly
  4. Gently pull up the back center of the towel (closest to you) up and over to the forehead
  5. Twist the nearest right corner of the towel and cross over diagonally to tuck into the front-left corner
  6. Twist the nearest left corner of the towel and cross over diagonally to tuck into the front-right corner

 

Watch Sabrina in action below!

 
 
 
 
 
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SOUND ON 🔊 Watch Gina’s step-by-step breakdown + pro tips.

 
 
 
 
 
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Pro Tip: Pay attention to the ears, making sure that the towel isn’t wrapped too tight to prevent any discomfort.  

 

Easy enough, right? This fast trick makes a big difference! “Something as simple as a good shampoo scrub, stimulating scalp massage and a nice towel trick will set you apart,” adds Yara.

 

Check out how Yara quickly wraps the hair in three simple steps!

 
 
 
 
 
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The Towel Bun: How It’s Done  

Here’s how Sabrina wraps the hair into a bun at the shampoo bowl (for the sake of the tutorial, Sabrina demos this technique at the chair!).

 

  1. Towel-dry the hair
  2. Fold the hair into the towel vertically (“hot dog style!”)
  3. Twist everything in the same direction
  4. Tuck the towel in to create the bun

 

Watch the how-to below 👀

 
 
 
 
 
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Tap through to see the finished towel wraps! 

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