Hairstyles in 15 Minutes or Less

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Hairstyle Handbook

For a sexy, sideswept look, work a texturizer through dry hair with a boar bristle brush.

Spray a little hairspray onto a vent brush and tease hair at the crown for a little extra height. Then grab that section and sweep loosely back to the side, fastening with a flower pin accessory.

Mist entire head with a light hairspray to keep the sexy, tousled look working hard all night.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

TEXTURIZER like KMS California Hair Play Texture Blast, $16.

HAIR SPRAY like Dove Advanced Color Therapy Hair Spray, $5.

SHAMPOO like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Shampoo for Wavy Hair, $9.49.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Take curly hair from day to night by spritzing with a refreshing, enzyme-rich spray to bring back the bounce. Or use a little beachy spray.

Rake hair back with your fingers (to create lift) and fasten loosely with a small claw clip.

Finger-twirl a few of the loose pieces for extra polish.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
REFRESHING SPRAY like David Babaii WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, $11.95.

CLAW CLIPS like Goody Clips, $3.99.

SPRAY LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Alterna Hemp Spray Leave-In Conditioner, $20.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Unwashed straight hair is the perfect foundation for this style. Run a little mousse through hair to give it some extra hold and volume.

Make a deep side part and tease the front section pulling it loosely back, over your ear instead of tucked behind it. Do the same with the other side.

Use a little styling cream on your ends and pull loose hair forward over your shoulder.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MOUSSE like Davines Defining System Volume Mousse, $22.99.

STYLING CREAM like Kérastase Nutri Sculpt, $29.00.

BRUSH like René Furterer Round Brush, $30.
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Hairstyle Handbook

A combination of blow-drying and air-drying creates a great, balanced style. Use a little straightening balm and blow-dry heavier bangs so they lie straight.

Run a little anti-frizz through hair and let the rest air-dry while you do your makeup.

Shake hair with your fingers.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING BALM like Redken Straight Hair Straightening Balm, $16.

ANTI-FRIZZ like Garnier Fructis Leave-In Anti Frizz Serum, $5.99.

SPLIT-END REPAIR like Clairol Herbal Essences Long Term Repair Leave In Split End Protector, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

If your hair tends to get frizzy at the roots and flip out at the ends, use that to your advantage and rock a hat-keeping all the visible style in your ends. Take a large dollop of mousse and run it through towel-dried hair.

Roughly dry your whole head with a blow dryer.

Take a small-barrel curling iron and define face-framing bits. Then, after you put on your hat, rake your fingers through the curls to soften the look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MOUSSE like Joico Firmwhip Design Foam, $16.

CURLING IRON like Remington Protect and Shine Curling Iron allows you to control the temperature settings so it never gets too hot, $16.99.

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Phyto Volume Volumizing Shampoo, $24.
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Hairstyle Handbook

This is a great look for unwashed, straight hair. Grab the section of hair right at the front of your crown, making sure not to pick up any of the side pieces. Backcomb it so you get some real lift. Then spray that section with a non-sticky hairspray and backcomb a little more.

Pull the section back and a little to the side and fasten it with bobby pins so the ends are sticking out but you're keeping the height at the roots.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING CREAM Run a little styling cream through the sides of your hair so they don't look frizzy. Kérastase Nutri-Sculpt, $27.99.

HAIRSPRAY A good hairspray gives you hold but not helmet head. Alberto VO5 Brush Out Hairspray, $4.29.

BOBBY PINS to anchor your style like Vidal Sassoon Bobby Pins , $1.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Mix a little leave-in conditioner and gel in your palm and then apply to damp hair.

Use a diffuser and work until hair is mostly dry, but not all the way — it's good to let a few curls dry on their own for a more natural texture.

A deep side part gives this style extra sexiness — it's a great way to give curly hair an evening-ready edge without actually doing anything to your hair.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Korres Natural Products Leave-On Conditioner, $19.50.

GEL like Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Scrunching Gel, $4.49.

CURL SHAMPOO like Kérastase Nutritive Curl Definition Shampoo, $31.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

If your hair is on the thin side-and curly, you want shine and control without the weight. Look for stylers without silicone and use leave-in conditioner sparingly on damp hair.

Flip head over and scrunch curls lightly with a towel. Finger-curl a few pieces to give definition, but avoid heat styling.

Finish off the look with hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Philip B Lovin Leave In Conditioner, $24.

NON-SILICONE POMADE like Aveda Anti-Humectant Pomade, $21.49.

CURL CONDITIONER like John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Around Conditioner, $5.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

This look is all about beachy ends and lift at the roots. Spray some volumizer all over your roots and quickly blow-dry aiming a nozzle right at your roots.

After towel-drying hair, wet with a beachy salt spray so you get a laidback, undone texture.

Flip head over and shake out your hair to distribute and activate the product.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BEACHY SPRAY like Frédéric Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves, $22.

SUPER ABSORBANT TOWEL for faster drying like Aquis Microfiber Hair Towel, $18.

VOLUMIZER like Sunsilk Daring Volume Volumizing Spray, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Towel-dry hair vigorously and run conditioning styling cream through your hair and let it air-dry as you style your bangs.

Blow-dry your bangs with a round brush, making sure they're completely dry.

Run a tiny dab of shine serum over bangs to add a little polish to the look. If the rest of your hair isn't close to almost dry, attach a diffuser and quickly dry the ends.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING CREAM like Pureology Nanoglaze Styling Cream, $33.

ANTI FRIZZ like Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Shine Anti Frizz Serum, $6.49.

DIFFUSER ATTACHMENTS like Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Diffuser, $8.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Apply volumizing mousse to the ends of your hair while damp.

Work to really smooth the hair at the roots as you dry with a round brush. Then, scrunch and shake from the middle to the ends of your hair as you dry to get that extra texture.

Work a little texture cream into the ends to ramp up the piecey effect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING MOUSSE like Garnier Fructis XXL Volume Mousse, $3.99.

TEXTURE like Paul Mitchell ReWorks Texture Cream, $17.99.

BLONDE SHAMPOO like TRESemmé Color Thrive Shampoo in Blonde, $4.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Getting a sexy tousled look with fine hair is a little more work, but definitely doable. Wash hair with a volumizing shampoo — skimp on the conditioner since you want healthy hair but don't want to weigh it down.

Spray volumizer all over and blow-dry hair fast and furious without a comb or brush, just shaking your fingers through to rough up the texture.

Once it's absolutely dry, use a bit of dry shampoo to ramp up the bedhead-y texture.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Kiss My Face Big Body Shampoo, $6.52.

VOLUMIZING SPRAY like TRESemmé Big Boost Root Spray, $4.49.

VOLUMIZING CONDITIONER like Joico Body Luxe Thickening Conditioner, $12.96.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Shampooo with a sulfate-free formula once a week — it won't strip natural oils from your hair, which keep curls under control.

Half a dropper of organic hair oil on very damp hair keeps ringlets looking healthy especially during dry weather.

Layer a cocktail of leave-in conditioner and gel over and let hair air-dry.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

HAIR OIL like Dr. Hauschka Neem Hair Oil, $29.95.

SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO like Back To Basics Color Protect Shampoo, $11.99.

CURL GEL like Ouidad Climate Control Gel, $24.20.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Refresh slept-on curls with a few sprays of leave-in conditioner mist.

Tame flyaways with an anti-frizz serum. Work it through your hair and scrunch to reform curls.

Use a little mousse on the ends so they don't droop.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CONDITIONING MIST like Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner, $4.43.

ANTI FRIZZ like Sebastian Laminates Crema Styler Anti Frizz, $27.92.

MOUSSE like TRESemmé Curl Enhancing Mousse, $4.35.

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Hairstyle Handbook

A cropped pixie cut for curly textures looks so chic — but you need to use products that add a lot of moisture and shine to keep hair from puffing up. Even though hair is short, use a rich conditioner.

Run a cocktail of styling cream and gel through damp hair. If you can stand it, let your hair air-dry.

Otherwise, use a small round brush to smooth out the very front sections, then blow-dry brush-free on a very low setting.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING CREAM like Rusk Str8 Lotion, $10.95.

CURL CONDITIONER like Deva Curl Conditioner, $37.

CURL GEL like Garnier Fructis Style Curl Scrunch Gel, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Use a color-enhancing shampoo to liven up your highlights and add shine.

Douse hair in volumizer and then blow-dry using a vent brush.

Add a little shine serum to the bangs and front layers to give them additional polish.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
COLOR-BOOSTING SHAMPOO like Pantene Pro-V Color Revival Shampoo, $5.79.

VOLUMIZER like Amplify by Matrix Volumizing System, $16.49.

SHINE SERUM like Salon Selectives Smoothing Serum, $4.49.
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Hairstyle Handbook

In the shower, go easy on the shampoo — the more natural oils left in your hair the better.

Steer clear of vigorously towel-drying and instead, blot hair so your bathroom floor doesn't end up covered in water.

Then cocktail equal parts gel and leave-in conditioner and coat damp hair in the mixture. Carefully and lightly scrunch hair (stopping a few inches below the root, so you get the top to lie flat). Air-dry, and keep your hands off since touching your hair creates frizz.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURLY HAIR TOWEL like Aquis Microfiber Hair Towel, $16.99.

GEL like TIGI Bed Head Power Trip Hair Gel, $11.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell The Conditioner, $16.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

This look is all about layering products. Start with unwashed hair and apply some dry shampoo to your roots.

Work a texture cream through your ends — just a tiny bit to get an undone appearance.

To add a little volume to the rest of your hair, go for a mousse and work it haphazardly into dry hair. This look should seem naturally windblown, not styled, so don't try to get textures perfect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SHAMPOO like Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder, $19.

MOUSSE like Joico Firmwhip Design Foam, $16.

VOLUME SHAMPOO like Finesse Volumizing Shampoo, $4.29.
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Hairstyle Handbook

To loosen natural curls, take a wide-toothed comb and rake some mousse through dry hair.

Then, grab a large-barreled curling iron and wrap different sized sections (1-3 inches) around the iron loosely. The heat will help cut down on the frizz. Don't do your entire head, just a few pieces.

Then, flip your head over and spray with hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MOUSSE like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam, $19.99.

WIDE-TOOTH COMB like Scunci Style and Detangle Wide Tooth Comb, $1.99.

CURLING IRON like Infiniti By Conair Tourmaline Curling Iron, $28.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

A strong bang is so chic — and achievable if you have naturally thick hair. A quick flat iron with a tiny, bang-friendly version keeps them in line daily.

Run a conditioning styling cream through your hair and blow-dry halfway to cut down on frizz. Let hair air-dry the rest of the way so you get a smooth but imperfect texture.

You can skip shampooing the next day and refresh your style with a botanical conditioning mist.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

MINI FLAT IRON like Warren-Tricomi Hot Iron, $90.

CONDITIONING MASK like Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioning Mask, $6.99.

REFRESHING SPRAY like Nexxus Moisturizing Leave-In Spray, $10.99.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Run a wave-enhancing texture cream through damp hair.

Twist small sections around your finger and then wrap your head in a towel. Unwrap in 5 minutes and allow hair to air-dry the rest of the way.

When hair is completely dry, spray on some shine.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
WAVE/TEXTURE CREAM like Short Sexy Hair Bulked Up Texture, $17.96.

ABSORBANT TOWEL like Aquis Microfiber Towel, $16.99.

SPRAY-ON SHINE like Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Spray, $10.50.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Deep-condition hair twice weekly—curls drink up extra moisture like a sponge.

Rinse hair lightly leaving a little conditioner in there—it’s a great base for styling thicker, more coarse textures.

“Rub a shine glaze together in your palms and distribute it evenly throughout your hair,” says NYC stylist Ouidad.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP CONDITIONER like Burt’s Bees Hair Repair with Shea Butter and Grapefruit, $7.99.

SHINE GLAZE like Ouidad Shine Glaze, $17.

CURL CRÈME like Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious Crème, $30.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Second-day hair is super sexy because your natural oils are restored and just the right amount of natural wave has come back.

Touch up the top layer of your hair with a flat iron but don't overdo it so your style looks deflated. Use the iron sparingly and only to work out any unsightly kinks.

Run a bit of styling cream mixed with a dab of texturizer through your hair. Flip your hair over and blast it with a little heat from your blow-dryer to activate the product. You're left with tousled perfection.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONER like Thermasilk Volumizing Conditioner, $7.59.

STYLING CREAM like Pureology Nanoglaze Styling Cream, $33.

WAVE-ENHANCING CREAM like Charles Worthington Big Waves Definition Cream, $5.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Refresh your straight style by taking a shine serum and running it through your hair.

Use a flat iron on pieces in the front, pulling each section down and toward your chin to create a face-framing shape. Keep the heat setting at a medium level so you don't cause damage.

Spritz with a setting mist to fight flyaways.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE SERUM like Motions At-Home Salon Smoothing Shine Serum, $5.99.

FLAT IRON like BaByliss Ionic Flat Iron, $85.

SETTING SPRAY like Matrix Biolage Thermal-Active Setting Spray, $15.49.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Get a rocker-chic bob by keeping hair perfectly straight with a blow dryer and flat iron.

Then, add a little shine to the bangs to keep the look from getting too severe.

Offset the sleek bangs with a worked-over texture on your ends-matte and piecey with a little extra volume.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MATTE PASTE like Redken Rewind Styling Paste, $15.99.

SHINE BALM like Davines Defining System Shine Pomade, $27.99.

VOLUME SPRAY like Phyto Actif Volume Spray, $28.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Get glossy shine with a silk-protein-spiked shampoo.

Use a shine-boosting style and work a generous amount from root to tip. Blow-dry using a natural boar bristle brush.

Finish with a hit of cold air from the dryer to seal the cuticle.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHAMPOO like John Frieda Brilliant Brunette, $6.49.

SHINE SPRAY Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Star Shine Styling for All Hair Types, $12.49.

SHINE POMADE Got2b Define + Shine Pomade, $5.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

To keep hair from getting too oily, use a clarifying shampoo before styling so you're not layering new products on top of product buildup.

Keep product away from your scalp and work it through the rest of your hair.

Dry hair without using a brush, on a high power and heat. Use a tiny bit of pomade on your ends.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CLARIFYING SHAMPOO like Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo, $9.99.

SHINE SPRAY like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Shine Glossing Spray, $10.92.

ROOT LIFTER like Frédéric Fekkai Root Lifting Spray, $19.50.

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Hairstyle Handbook

If you have chemically treated hair you want to constantly replenish oils with deep conditioners that contain shea butter, olive or almond oils at least three times a week to avoid breakage.

Heat styling is a must if hair has been chemically relaxed, but don't overdo it since your hair is fragile. Only iron what is absolutely necessary, like face-framing strands.

Spritz hair with a moisturizing shine spray for heavy-duty gleam.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

DEEP CONDITIONER like Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, $55.

FLAT IRON like Babyliss Pro Natural Ionic Flat Iron, $169.

SHINE SPRAY like Biosilk Shine On, $13.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Show off beachy-blonde highlights with an easygoing, tousled look. A brightening shampoo to bring out your highlights, natural or otherwise, makes a huge difference. After towel-drying hair, spritz root to end with a salt spray to create natural, surfer-girl style.

Dab a little leave-in conditioner on the ends if they start to look fried or dry/dull.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLONDE SHAMPOO like John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo, $6.49.

SURF SPRAY like Rebecca Bacon's Beach Bag Elixir, $25.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Warren Tricomi Pure Strength Leave-In Conditioner, $25.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Coarse hair needs a great cut to keep it from getting unruly and puffy. Go for something that works with your natural wave and gives you a great overall shape.

Spritz towel-dried hair with a conditioning spray. Then, add a wave-enhancing mousse and scrunch lightly.

Let hair air-dry completely for best results.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONING SPRAY like Back To Basics Sunflower Leave-In Conditioner, $11.99.

WAVE SPRAY like Frédéric Fekkai Wave Creating Spray, $19.50.

MOUSSE like Sunsilk Captivating Curls Mousse, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Run an anti-frizz and leave-in conditioner through wet hair.

Wrap your whole head in a towel to get rid of excess water without creating frizz.

After leaving your hair cocooned in terrycloth, unwrap your head and let everything air-dry the rest of the way. The result: Naturally sexy waves that are practically effortless.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

ANTI FRIZZ like Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Anti-Frizz Cream, $2.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Sexy Hair Leave-In, $11.

SUPER ABSORBANT TOWEL like Aquis Microfiber Towel, $18.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Apply a texture spray to damp hair.

Roughly blow-dry, working hair through your hands.

Take a mini flat iron and straighten sections for definition and shine.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
TEXTURE SPRAY like GHD Sea Spray for Waves, $24.

MINI BLOWDRYER like T3 Bespoke Labs Overnight Dryer, $130.

MINI FLAT IRON like T3 Mini Flat Iron, $119.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Unwashed hair is a great way to kick-start this style. Make a deep side part before you run a little volumizing mousse through dry hair.

Flip hair over and comb through with a vent brush. Flip head back up.

If you want a little extra polish, use a large curling iron just on the ends and then shake your hair out again with an upside-down flip.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
A GREAT COMB like Sephora Wide Tooth Comb, $4, will last for years.

VOLUMIZE with René Furterer Anti-Dehydrating Volumizing Mousse, $23.

A VENT BRUSH really works product through your hair evenly. Bio-Ionic Vent Brush, $23.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Try a volumizing/foaming conditioner — it's weightless and adds oomph sans oil.

Use a straightening spray and mist over hair before quickly drying. Don't overdo it on the products, hair this thin can start to look stringy or greasy quickly.

Once it's completely dry, flip your head over and lightly mist the ends with a little dry shampoo to add volume without oil.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING LOTION like Aveda Hang Straight Straightening Lotion, $20.

DRY SHAMPOO like Samy Dry Spray Shampoo, $5.99.

VOLUME CONDITIONER like Dove Extra Volume Conditioner, $4.
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Hairstyle Handbook

A quick fix for second-day hair: Spray some dry shampoo at the roots to sop up excess oil. Work it through the ends as well to add volume.

Pull hair half back, keeping hair loose for a softer, less-extreme style.

Rewet and dry bangs to freshen everything up. A little detail, but it makes a huge difference.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SHAMPOO like Klorane Gentle Shampoo With Oat Milk, $11.

MINI DRYER like Revlon Travel Style Dryer, $23.99.

Texture Paste like Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste Matte Effect, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Refresh your style with a little hairspray and heat. Flip your head over and spray with a fine-mist aerosol spray that boasts moveability.

Still keeping your head upside down, grab your dryer and give already-dry hair a shot of heat to reactivate the leftover product from the day before.

Use a tiny bit of styling wax to define a few pieces in front. This look is so sleepy-movie-star.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING WAX like Bumble & Bumble Sumo Wax, $28.

HAIRSPRAY like Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray, $24.95.

REFRESHING MIST like Ouidad Botanical Boost, $17.60.
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Hairstyle Handbook

The easiest updo is the kind that's only half up. Make a side part.

Take a front section on either side and twist it back so it stays very loose in front.

Gather the two sections together in a twist in the back and clip with a small, embellished barrette.

Spritz a little shine-spray all over to finish the look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SPRAY like Bumble & Bumble Big Shine Spray, $40.

HAIR FRAGRANCE like Got2B Styltini Root To Tip Silkener, $5.99.

STYLING CREAM like Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti Humidity Styling Cream, $3.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Work a rich leave-in conditioner through damp hair to smooth the cuticle.

Spritz in some spray gel to control puffiness and frizz and diffuse on a low heat.

Twirl hair around your fingers to shape curls in front for a more polished look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost, $15.50.

SPRAY GEL like Clairol Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel, $3.99.

CURL SHAMPOOO like Samy Curls Shampoo, $5.99.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Wash your hair with a highlight enhancing shampoo. Work a bit of volumizing mousse through your roots so you get extra lift without working too hard.

Quickly blow-dry on a medium heat (don't worry about getting every strand perfectly smooth, you can tame flyaways with a little anti frizz serum later.)

Make a deep side part and pull hair loosely back from either side of the part, fastening hair with a tiny claw clip. This way you'll have that tousled, loose effect but your hair will still hold where you clip it.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZER like Clairol Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Mousse, $3.99.

ANTI FRIZZ will tame flyaways without weighing down fine hair with a product like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti Frizz Cream, $7.39.

HAIR CLIPS like Goody Colour Collection Claw Clips keep it loose, $2.99 for 4.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Use a straightening balm and blow-dry bangs so they're smooth and sleek.

Run a light styling gel through damp hair and let it all air-dry so you get control and a little extra volume at once.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING BALM like Wella Color Perserve Straightening Balm, $14.99.

STYLING GEL like TIGI Bed Head Power Trip Hair Gel, $11.99.

DRY SHAMPOO like Samy Salon Systems Dry Spray Shampoo, $7.99.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Curly hair lends itself nicely to a messy chignon.

Flip hair over and spritz with hairspray all over. This will give your hair a little extra grit and keep your chignon from wilting after an hour.

Rake hair up and back with your hands, pushing it forward at the roots to encourage lift, and secure ends in a twist at the nape of your neck. Keep sticking in bobby pins and pulling out pieces to loosen the style.

Then, mist the twist with a little shine spray. This shouldn't look perfect but fast/sexy/chic.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HAIRSPRAY like Aussie Catch The Wave Hairspray, $3.99.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci Comfort Curve Bobby Pins, $1.29.

SHINE SPRAY like Charles Worthington All Over Shine Spray, $6.49.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Put a tiny bit of gel in the front section of your hair before drying.

Pull layers forward as you dry so they frame the face and lie flat all at once.

Flat-iron bangs and then ruffle a bit so they maintain a little movement.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LIGHT GEL like Got2B Styling Gel, $4.

ROUND BRUSH like Conair Vented Round Brush, $6.99.

MINI FLAT IRON like T3 Mini Flat Iron, $119.
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Hairstyle Handbook

Get a more rock and roll style (and add volume to fine hair) by only shampooing a few times a week.

Get that messy, edgy texture by spraying your strands with a dry shampoo to sop up excess oil but add lift and texture.

Add the tiniest bit of polish to your look by flat ironing your bangs. "If you take a few minutes to style your bangs, you can get a away with a much messier overall vibe but still look chic," says NYC stylist Ted Gibson.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONING/VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Shampoo, $7.99.

DRY SHAMPOO is a great way to save time (and water) and add volume to your hair. Korane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo, $14.99.

A TINY FLAT IRON lets you precisely straighten even the shortest bangs without singing your forehead. Warren Tricomi Hot Iron, $90

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Hairstyle Handbook

Create a quick half-updo by gathering hair loosely back to softly frame your face.

Fasten with a small barrette and pull hair out so it's loosely framing the sides of your face, adding volume and softness.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

Rough up ends with a little TEXTURIZING SPRAY like, Ted Gibson Build It $28, so the style looks refined but sexy.

HYDRATING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER keeps hair healthy. Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo, $18.

SCULPTING WAX like Terax Hair Care Sculpting Wax, $16, gives you an undone texture.

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Hairstyle Handbook

Add bounce to a relaxed style by spritzing ends with a conditioning mist.

Put a few ceramic hot rollers in for three minutes, tops. Relaxed hair is delicate and you don't want to cause breakage with heat styling.

Shake hair out and spray lightly with a setting mist.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CURLERS like BaByliss Ceramic 20 Roller Hair Setter, $39.95.

CONDITIONING MIST like DevaCurl Mist-er Right, $17.95.

SETTING SPRAY like Matrix Biolage Thermal Active Setting Spray, $15.50.

Ben Goldstein

Hairstyle Handbook

A roughed-up, teased-out texture is so sock-hop-meets-punk-rock. Spray hair with hair spray and backcomb the back section.

Pull a few pieces forward to frame your face. Twirl around your fingers for a tendril-ish effect.

Throw a few haphazard bobby pins in to keep the messy, quickie beehive texture.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BOAR-BRISTLE BRUSH like Spornette Boar Bristle Brush, $25.

PREP SPRAY like Bumble & Bumble Tonic Spray, $22.99.

HAIRSPRAY like Thermasilk Flexible Hold Hair Spray , $9.99.
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Wash hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner for dry/damaged hair — you get the benefits of a conditioning mask without weighing your hair down.

Run a straightening balm through your hair and let it air-dry.

Once it's dry, use a tiny dollop of mousse and scrunch into the midshaft for a face-framing tousled look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHAMPOO like Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, $6.99.

STRAIGHTENING BALM like Faroux Systems Straight Guard Styling Cream, $13.99.

MOUSSE like Samy Mucho Mousse, $5.99.
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Preserve your color with a gentle shampoo that's sulfate-free — harsh detergents are a color killer.

Dry hair with a round brush-use a big dollop of smoothing styling crème to tame frizzies.

Flat-iron bangs so they fall off to the side and stay that way.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO like Louis Galvin Shampoo, $24.

STYLING CRÈME like L'Oréal Studio Line Out Of Bed, $4.99.

FLAT-IRON SPRAY like FX Flat Iron Spray, $5,99.
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Apply a hair mask in the shower for a strong dose of hydration. Detangle with a wide-tooth comb in the shower. Rinse almost all of it out — however, a little residual moisture is a good thing.

Work a mixture of shine glaze and leave in conditioner through wet hair and let it air dry.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

HAIR MASK like Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Treatment, $3.93.

SHINE GLAZE like Ouidad Shine Glaze, $17.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Bumble & Bumble Leave-In Conditioner, $22.99.

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A color-protecting shampoo is a must: Your single-process lasts longer and you can stretch time in-between appointments.

Spray damp hair with a volumizer and work a little volumizing mousse into the ends.

Let hair air-dry-you save yourself the damage of heat-styling and still get amazing results, thanks to the height-boosting products.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
COLOR PROTECTANT SHAMPOO like L'Anza Color Care Color Preserving Shampoo, $42.

VOLUMIZER like Paul Mitchell Extra Volume Sculpting Foam, $9.99.

VOLUMIZING MOUSSE like Charles Worthington Big Hair Salon Shine Mousse, $6.79.
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Apply mousse to a boar bristle brush to get a more even and less sticky application. You'll get the volume without the frizz.

Apply a little shine serum to your palms and rub hands over the top layer of hair.

Make a deep side part and pull hair loosely over one eyebrow and then back so you get a dramatic sideswept effect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SERUM like L'Oréal Serie Expert Shine Perfecting Serum, $20.

MOUSSE like John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mousse, $5.99.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci Salon Bobby Pins, $1.99.
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Make a little cocktail of smoothing cream and anti-frizz through damp hair.

Run fingers through your hair as you blow-dry, shaking and twirling pieces, so you get a light, natural wave.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SMOOTHING CREAM like Tigi Bedhead After-Party Smoothing Cream, $11.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like Alberto VO5 Sheer Hairdressing Weightless Leave-In Anti-Frizz and Shine Cream, $5.99.

SHAMPOO like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo, $6.62.
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The great thing about curly hair is you don't have to wash it every day to look great. Two to three times a week is plenty so your curls hang onto moisture.

Refresh curls with a styling spray that's loaded with conditioning botanicals. Use your hands to scrunch curls back to life.

To tamp down frizz, smooth a little silicone-based serum over trouble spots.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BOTANICAL SPRAY like Ouidad Botanical Boost, $16.

SILICONE-BASED SERUM like Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum, $26.

CURL SHAMPOO like Kérastase Nutritive Oleo Shampoo for Curl Definition, $31.99.
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Use a shampoo that's full of hydrating botanicals to maintain shine and keep hair strong.

Combine a little volumizer and leave-in conditioner and run it through damp hair. Blow-dry with a round brush at a low heat.

Use a little anti-frizz to smooth down any flyaways without weighing down hair with excess product.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HYDRATING SHAMPOO like Matrix Biolage Hydrating Shampoo, $13.95-$25.95.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Terax Hair Care Life Drops Leave In Protein Conditioner, $20.

VOLUMIZER like Suave Volumizing Root Lifter Spray, $2.99.
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Use a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner to keep your single process from fading away and looking dull.

Use a volume mousse right at the roots and dry hair with a nozzle attachment to focus air right at the roots.

Drop the brush and shake out your hair as you dry so you get extra oomph all over.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
COLOR PROTECTING SHAMPOO like René Furterer Color Protective Radiance Shampoo, $23.

VOLUME MOUSSE like TIGI Catwalk Extra Strong Mousse, $12.

COLOR PROTECTING CONDITIONER like Phyto Phytomist Instant Hydrating Conditioner for Color-Treated or Permed Hair, $26.
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Use a little curling-gel spray on damp hair to add hold.

Then, twirl one- to two-inch sections around your fingers and then let the curled sections drop. Once you've done your entire head, let hair air-dry.

Once dry, pull apart the larger curls to be as loose as desired and spritz entire head with a little hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURLING GEL/SPRAY like Redken Fresh Curls Spray Gel, $15.99.

HAIRSPRAY like Suave Professionals Hair Spray, $2.99.

SHINE-BOOSTING CONDITIONER like Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner Sleek and Shine, $3.99.
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Thick wavy hair will give you that incredible, movie-star bounce-and-gleam if you get long layers cut.

Combine leave-in conditioner and styling cream for the perfect balance of hydration and control, comb through damp hair and air-dry.

Rub a little shine serum in your palms and gather hair like you're making a ponytail so you evenly coat every strand.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell Original The Conditioner, $16.

STYLING CREAM like Philip B Crème of the Crop Finishing Crème, $25.

SHINE GLAZE like Pantene Pro-V Smooth and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, $6.49.
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Spray hair with a volumizer like at the roots. Re-dry the front section with a round brush, pulling hair up and back.

Take that section and twist it back, securing it with a bobby pin so you get a lot of lift in front. Keep the ends in a messy loop in the back of your head.

Run a tiny dab of shine serum through the ends of your hair.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

VOLUMIZER like Redken Volume Spray Foam, $13.99.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci Comfort Curved Bobby Pins, $1.69.

ROUND BRUSH like Conair Performers Round Brush, $9.99.

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A quick updo for short hair. Grab a handful of bobby pins and take little sections of hair and twist them back leaving the ends sticking out so you get a messy chignon effect.

Spritz your bangs with a little volumizer at the roots and blow-dry them so they lay sideswept across your forehead.

Finish with a light, fine mist of hairspray to keep everything in place.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BOBBY PINS are one of the fastest ways to get a whole new look. Scunci Bobby Pins, $1.29.

VOLUMIZER like TRESemmé Volume Big Boost European Root Lift Spray, gives you instant oomph. $4.69.

HAIRSPRAY Keep a bottle around, even if you hardly ever use it. Aussie Catch The Wave Hairspray, $3.99.
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While hair is still damp, make a deep side part with a comb.

Then blow-dry your hair with a medium-sized round brush so you get a smooth finish.

Quickly run a straightening iron over large sections of hair — you don't want to flatten your chic bob cut but a little extra heat adds a lot of extra polish. Finish with a spritz of shine spray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
A FINE-TOOTH COMB like Mason Pearson Comb, $20.

A TOURMALINE DRYER will protect hair from any additional damage. Revlon Tourmaline Ionic Dryer, $29.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Sunsilk Shine Spray, $4.49.

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This look is so '60s sexpot — and it's easy! Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to amp up hair's natural volume so it doesn't look heavy.

Run a dab of leave-in conditioner through the end, towel-dry and blow-dry hair with your head mostly upside down.

Flip hair back over and make a deep side part. Smooth down flyaways with a little anti-frizz cream where needed.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Dove Extra Volume Shampoo, $7.29.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Bumble & Bumble Leave-In Conditioner, $23, keeps ends from looking fried.

ANTI-FRIZZ CREAM like Neutrogena Hair Care Triple Moisture Smooth Shine Anti-Frizz Cream, $7.39, keeps every strand in order.
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Start with a volumizing shampoo to get some life in your locks.

Run a mousse through your roots and blow-dry while running your fingers through your hair.

Use a nozzle attachment to focus air right at the roots for extra lift.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Pureology Volume Shampoo, $26.

MOUSSE like Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse, $3.99.

HAIR DRYER like T3 Micro Hair Dryer, $200.

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This twisted version of natural hair is as low-maintenance as it is gorgeous. Between your palms, mix together equal parts leave-in conditioner and curl cream. With some product on your fingers, gently twist small sections of hair into spirals. When you're just about finished and your hair is still damp, lock in the style with heat — try a diffuser on the lowest setting and twirl as you dry.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, $4.99

CURL CREAM like Sunsilk Captivating Curls Gel & Cream Twist, $3.99

DIFFUSER like the DevaFuser Kit, $34.95
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Start with the right cut: long front angles swept to the side. When your hair is partially dry, spritz it liberally with texturizing spray, flip your head over and scrunch your hair. Pull it back into a low, messy knot and secure with a few bobby pins. A quick mist of hairspray will lock in the style without making it look too perfect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
TEXTURIZING SPRAY like Charles Worthington London Big Hair Salon Shine Texturizing Salt Spray, $5.99

BOBBY PINS like Scunci No-Slip Grip Bobby Pins, $2.62

HAIRSPRAY like Alberto VO5 Extreme Style Hairspray, $3.49
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Though admittedly not for everyone, a cropped cut makes textured hair look instantly polished. This style requires professional relaxing but not a ton of maintenance. Use a fine mist of spray-oil to impart sheen, moisturize your scalp, and smooth flyaways. The right shampoo, used sparingly, and a healthy application of conditioner will keep your locks healthy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SPRAY OIL like Soft & Beautiful Oil Sheen Conditioning Spray, $2.99

SHAMPOO like Jonathan Product Shampoo Weightless Smooth, $20

CONDITIONER like Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Stay Strong Conditioner, $5.49
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Naturally straight hair looks gorgeous with long layers and not a lot of fuss. Before you dry, mist on some thickening spray to create volume and a fortifying spray to prevent split ends. Then, use your fingers to tousle the strands while you blast them with the blowdryer. Let your part happen naturally, and tuck your hair behind your ears — the result will be easy, casual and very pretty.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
THICKENING SPRAY like Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray, $22.95

SPLIT-END SPRAY like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-in Fortifying Spray, $5.99

BLOWDRYER like the Infiniti by Conair, $38.49
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A great way to go from day to night: add curl to a straightened look, even if your hair is already dry. Start by misting a heat protection spray and a wave spray onto the bottom half of your hair. Without opening the clamp, twist small sections around a curling iron, from midway to the ends of the strands. Use hairspray to hold it all in place.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HEAT-PROTECTION SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray, $4.75

WAVE SPRAY like Sally Hershberger Wave Spray, $12.50

HAIRSPRAY like Sebastian Original Shaper Hair Spray, $12.99
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To turn fine hair into an amped-up bob, start with a volumizing shampoo and just a small amount of a conditioner that won't weigh down your tresses. Use a comb to create a dramatic part and side-swept bangs. After your hair is dry, use texturizing paste on the ends and dry shampoo on the roots to toughen up the style even more.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo, $30

TEXTURIZING PASTE like Got 2B Magnetik Texturizing Pomade, $6.29

DRY SHAMPOO like Klorane Shampoo Dry, $12.98
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A Cleopatra style — think blunt, eyelash-grazing bangs and thick, straight locks — works well for most hair types. To get it just right, use a leave-in conditioner and a straightening balm on wet hair. Divide it into sections and blowdry with a round brush. Then, flatiron the top layer, pulling downward. Finish it off with shine spray — more is better; you want it really sleek.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell Original The Conditioner, $17

STRAIGHTENING BALM like Phyto Phytodéfrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, $26

SHINE SPRAY like Philip B. Shin Shine, $27
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Exaggerate your smooth, wispy texture with an angled cut and bangs. Then, make it look professional by styling with a flatiron. Use a heat protection spray to minimize damage. Pull the iron straight down through small sections, beginning at the crown. Bend the ends of your bangs under slightly. Then, to make the look even more modern, finish it off with mattifying spray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY like Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, $11.99

FLAT IRON like T3 Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron, $69.95

MATTIFYING POWDER like Schwarzkopf OSiS Dust It Mattifying Powder, $13
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A blowout is the best way to make short, thick hair look polished. Start by distributing a liberal amount of blow-dry lotion throughout your tresses. Separate top and bottom sections and begin drying underneath, curling hair around a round brush. Then, do the same with the top section. Smooth flyaways with shine serum. Patience is important — the more time you spend, the better it will look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLOW-DRY LOTION like Redken 02 Satinwear Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion, $19.50

ROUND BRUSH like Conair Performers Full Round 100% Boar Bristle Brush, $10.99

SHINE SERUM like GHD Shining Serum, $18
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To evoke an authentic '70s-era style, all you need is your natural hair, a wide-tooth comb and detangling spray. Mist your dry hair with the detangling spray; you'll want to use enough to make it slightly damp. Then, separate small sections and hold them between two fingers. Gently rake through each piece with the comb, pulling up and out. (Holding it prevents tension on your scalp, which causes breakage.) Keep going until you've combed out all your hair. For much-needed hydration, apply a deep-conditioning mask every time you wash.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DETANGLING SPRAY like Graham Webb the Untangler Light Detangling Spray, $11.49

WIDE-TOOTH COMB like Conair Styling Essentials 3-in-1 Comb, $1.87

HYDRATING MASK like Motions at Home Deep Penetrating Treatment, $5.99
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For a blunt bob, you'll want maximum volume and texture. Use a root-lifting spray on wet hair, and let your hair air-dry. With a paddle brush, blow-dry side-swept bangs into place. To give it a sexy, rumpled quality, rub pomade between your fingers and roll the ends of your hair, gently twisting small sections.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
ROOT-LIFTING SPRAY like Mark Mega Volume Root Lifting Spray, $5

BRUSH like Spornette Ionic Convex Paddle, $8.99

POMADE like Modern Organic Products High Shine Pomade, $17
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