Step 1: A Solid Base
Don't think of a hair accessory as a lazy alternative to styling. "Just because you're wearing a clip or band doesn't mean you don't have to do anything else," warns Scrivo. Instead, pull your strands back into a ponytail or chignon first. If you prefer to wear your hair down, tease the crown to add height. Avoid slippery, silicone-based serums when styling so that your accoutrements stay in place.
MC RECOMMENDS: Wella System Professional Ultimation Hairspray, $18.
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