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Last updated: May 05, 2010

Doug Martucci’s Marilyn Brush Tricks, Tips and Techniques

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Doug Martucci’s Marilyn Brush Tricks, Tips and Techniques

Since the America’s Top Marilyn® Brush Stylist contest is underway, we got Doug Martucci, Global Creative Director for Jingles and The Marilyn Brush, to give us his tricks, tips and techniques to get YOU geared up and ready to win $500 in Marilyn Brush supplies and much more.  Don’t forget to enter to win! Click here for more info.

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    1 – Apply the appropriate finishing product to wet hair, like ProRituals Dream Cream cocktailed with Radiance Gloss Serum.
    2 – Untangle hair with the Freddie hair brush.
    3 – Use a professional blow dryer and work the hair in a circular motion to get rid of excess water. Continue until hair is 70% dry.

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    1 – Twist hair up into a bun with a hair clip leaving out a perimeter of approximately 2 inches all around.
    2 –  Get your blow dryer and select Marilyn® Brushes ready for easy access.

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    1 – Always begin your blowout at the front of the head. Don’t forget to position the blow dryer perpendicular to the brush, following the hairline.
    2 – Select small sections that fit comfortably within the bristle area of the brush and comb through eliminating any potential tangles.
    3 – Place the section on the bristle area of the brush and allow it to fall freely. Place the brush angled creating some tension, and pull slowly with the nozzle following the brush. You should not have to do it more than twice; otherwise, the hair was too wet.

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    In order to avoid markings or excess volume, make sure the brush flows downward when pulling the hair. This will guarantee a more natural look, especially around the face.

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    1 – Finish with one of the Marilyn® 100% Boar Bristle Finishing Brushes. This will assure you get a shiny finish on the hair. The Marilyn® Brush will help close the cuticle and protect the hair from humidity.
    2 – Once you have finished, apply ProRituals Mega Hold Hairspray. You can always retouch with your favorite brush!