Resident’s Night Out

My fellow Anesthesiology residents and I decided to take advantage of the ever-popular Houston Restaurant Weeks. A dinner of 14 people was expertly coordinated (clearly not by yours truly, as I have no coordinating skills whatsoever) at RDG Bar Annie, an amazingly decorated, upscale restaurant spinoff from the classic Cafe Annie, on Post Oak. If you’re not a Houstonian and this is gibberish to you, please ignore. In short: four-course meal was superb, and it was truly remarkable how nearly unrecognizable we all were, out of our hospital-issued scrubs and scrub hats.





To get my fine, limp hair to volume-ville, I turned to Vidal Sassoon’s Pro Series Boost & Lift (Volume) Range (see gallery below). I started with the Boost & Lift Shampoo in the shower. Tip: a technique I’ve learned for bigger hair is to start shampooing from the nape of your neck, upwards. Works everytime for voluminous hair! Then I used the matching Boost and Lift Conditioner, which I love because it’s weightless but detangles nicely, and none of the products from this line cause my hair to go crispy. Next I applied the Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse and¬†worked it from roots to ends, all over. I blew dry my hair starting upside down, then in the opposite direction of my part, with a big round brush. I finished it all with the Boost & Lift hairspray sprayed lightly on the ends while my hair was upside down, then ran my big round brush through it all for touchable volume. And that’s my fine-haired trick to faking big, voluminous hair!

P.S. – here’s what my husband shot when I said I wanted a closeup of my hair. I thought it was too hilarious not to share with you guys. Haha!


He thinks he’s very funny.

* This post was brought to you by Vidal Sassoon & Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Although I was compensated for my time creating this voluminous hair tutorial, it’s important to me that you know I hand-select whom I choose to work with. Love ya!