NAME: Denise See
JOB: Freelance graphic designer
ANNUAL SALARY: $5,000
YEARLY SALON SPENDING: $180
HOME MAINTENANCE BUDGET: $240
MANE MOTTO: "I usually throw my hair up in a messy topknot, braid it loosely, or tie it in a low ponytail. Comfort and ease are my top priorities."
PRODUCT ARSENAL: L'Oréal Paris EverCrème Sulfate-Free Moisture System Nourishing Shampoo and Cleansing Conditioner, $7 each; Kao Asience Inner Rich Shampoo and Conditioner, $29 for set.
TOOL KIT: Warren-Tricomi Mini Flat Iron, $50; Goody Start Style Finish Value Pack Self Holding Rollers, $9 for 31-piece set; Muji Small Wooden Hair Brush, $12.
STYLE THEORY: "I love discovering new hair products from around the world. When I travel to Asia, I always pick up Kao's Asience products for dry and damaged hair. They're packed with soy protein, ginseng extract, and camellia oil to restore moisture and boost shine. They work really well for my thick and wavy texture."