How to Style Caucasian Hair

How to work with the hair you've got.

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August 1, 2008 5:09 AM
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Run a quarter-sized dollop of leave-in conditioner through hair. "It's important to start from the back of your head when applying product and work your way forward," says NYC Stylist Ted Gibson.

Diffuse hair until half dry and let it air-dry the rest of the way.

Once hair is totally dry, spritz with shine spray-keep a travel-sized version in your bag.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Jonathan Product Conditioning Leave-In Gloss, $22.

DIFFUSER like Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Diffuser, $8.

SHINE SPRAY like L'Oreal Studio Line Shine Spray, $4.99.
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Use a deep conditioner once a week if your hair is on the coarse side.

Run a leave-in conditioner and a little mousse through your hair and rough dry it without a brush.

Then, use a large-barrel curling iron and randomly wrap a few sections. Rake your fingers through the curls immediately so they loosen up and look soft.

Flip your hair over and spritz with aerosol hair spray. Tie hair in a lose ponytail to the side.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LARGE CURLING IRON like Conair Hype Hair Instant Ultra-Hot Curling Iron, $15.

HAIRSPRAY like Got2B 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray, $5.99.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Africa's Best Organics Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner, $3.99.
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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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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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Use a moisturizing color-enhancing shampoo to keep dark shades glossy and healthy. You want to keep up a mirror-like surface and darker shades get duller faster.

Dry hair quickly, brushing with a flat brush as you go.

Run a shine serum through the top layer of your hair.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SWITCH to John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo, $6.49.

SERUM like Citre Shine Shine Miracle Anti-Frizz Serum, $6.99.

COLOR CONDITIONER like Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Color Enhancing Conditioner, $6.38.

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Wash hair with cool water (for extra shine) and towel-dry.

Coat hair in straightening cream and blow-dry with a large round brush, flipping hair up at the ends.

Make a deep side part, smoothing down any frizz at the crown with a touch of anti-frizz. Add a fishtail braid for added flair.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING CREAM like Frédéric Fekkai Straight Away Hair Balm, $17.50.

ANTI FRIZZ like Herbal Essences None Of Your Frizziness Cream, $3.99.

ROUND BRUSH like Goody Tufted Round Brush, $4.99.

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Deep-condition your ends, especially if you haven't gotten a cut in a while.

Use a smoothing styling product (something with a little hold) and dry with a round brush.

Mist with a light shine spray and then run fingers through your hair to encourage a little movement to go with your movie-star gleam.

Consider adding a tight braid to the side too!

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP CONDITIONER like Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment, $55.

SMOOTHING STYLER like Davines Momo Moisturizing Anti Frizz, $17.59.

LIGHT SHINE SPRAY WITH UV PROTECTION like Frédéric Fekkai Summer Shield, $22.

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Rock your natural texture and go all '60s folk-rock goddess with a combination of middle part and glossy finish. For dark brunettes, a moisturizing, color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner is the first step to slippery shine.

Make a strong middle part while hair is damp and dry hair on a cool setting. Then, methodically flat iron one-inch sections from root to tip.

Run a shine serum through your hair, using your palms to really smooth down any flyaways at the roots.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
COLOR CONDITIONER like Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Color Enchancing Conditioner for Brunettes, $6.38.

FLAT-IRON LOTION like Got2B Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion, $5.99.

FLAT IRON like Cortex Pink Flat Iron, $85,
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Use a super-moisturizing shampoo-thick, textured hair needs more moisture than most. Wrapping your hair in a warm towel can make the conditioning more intensive without actually using twice as much product.

Run a curl cream through your damp and newly hydrated locks.

Use a diffuser on medium heat to kick-start the drying. Diffuse until hair is half-dry. Air-dry the rest of the way while you get ready.

Once hair is dry, go back in and use a large-barrel curling iron on three or four two-inch sections.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURL CREAM like MOP C Curl Curl Defining Cream, $14.95.

DIFFUSER like Infiniti by Conair Diffuser, $15.

CONDITIONER like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner, $12.99.
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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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Use color-enhancing shampoo designed to bring out blonde tones in your hair-it'll make your highlights look bolder.

Run a straightening product through your hair and blow-dry using a big round brush.

Work a little mousse into dry hair to give it a little extra life.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLONDE ENHANCING SHAMPOO like Redken Blonde Glam Shampoo, $22.50.

STRAIGHTENING CREAM like Bumble & Bumble Straight, $32.99.

MOUSSE like Alberto VO5 Vivacious Curls Mousse, $3.39.
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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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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.

Add a front fishtail braid for some extra glam style.

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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Wash with a protein-spiked shampoo for extra strength and shine.

Use something that will boost shine but won't weigh anything down (like a bit of spray-on leave-in conditioner to prep the hair for heat). Use a round brush for the smoothest blowout. Tip: Blow-dry small sections. It takes longer but looks better.

Put a dab of shine serum on your hands, rub them together and run them over your hair so you end up using just the right amount of product.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
A NON-OILY, SUPER-SMOOTHING SHAMPOO makes a difference. Phytobrush Special Smoothing Shampoo for Blow Drying, Anti-Frizz, $24

A BIG ROUND BRUSH holds hair right where you want it while you blow-dry. Conair Round Brush, $7.99.

PREP TREATMENT like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Style Primer for Normal to Thin Hair for a bonus layer of protection and conditioning. $24.98.

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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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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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If you want your natural curls to look girly and polished, wrap up sections of hair in hot rollers and mist with a setting spray.

Then, remove the hot rollers from the back of your head after two minutes. Then, take out the rest of the rollers after five minutes in order to create a cascading effect.

Spritz with shine spray to add sparkle, and don't forget to toss your hair when you walk!

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HOT ROLLERS like Remington All That! Hair Setter, $15.79.

SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR like Aussie Moist Shampoo for Dry to Damaged Hair, $7.49.

SETTING SPRAY like Bumble & Bumble Does It All Styling Spray, $24.99.
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Wash and condition hair, then towel-dry lightly-don't overdo it because roughing up your hair with terrycloth can actually create frizz.

Use a dab of styling cream and blow-dry hair with a round brush.

For a chic, matte finish, use a bit of dry shampoo-extra volume, and try a sleek ponytail too!

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CONDITIONER FOR LONG HAIR like L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Conditioner for Long Hair, $4.99.

STYLING CREAM like Samy Get Thick Styling Lotion, $5.99.

DRY SHAMPOO like Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray, $21.

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Wash hair with a shine-boosting shampoo and conditioner to get a little extra gloss in the shower.

Spray a volumizer all over and then blow-dry hair with a round brush.

Set two-inch sections of hair with large Velcro rollers, allowing them to sit for at least 20 minutes. Remove rollers and mist entire head with hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SHAMPOOO like Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo, $4, leaves hair 10 times silkier.

VOLUMIZER like Alberto VO5 Root Blast, $4, gives you a natural-looking lift at the root.

ROLLERS for a vavavavoomy style. Velcro rollers, $5.
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Spritz a thermal protective spray through dry hair to prevent damage.

Use medium-sized hot rollers and roll two-inch sections all the way up. Let rollers sit until they're nearly cool (about 10 minutes).

Mist with a hairspray and unroll hair for voluminous curls that stick around.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

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

HAIRSPRAY like Got2B 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray, $5.99.

THERMAL PROTECTIVE SPRAY like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, $4.

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For sexy, Veronica Lake waves, use a gloss-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Then blow-dry hair straight as you would normally.

With the front/face-framing bits, hold the ends around the barrel of the round brush as you dry, so you get a strong wave at the bottom.

If you need an additional curl to the ends once hair is completely dry, get a large curling iron to create a more dramatic swoop.


MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE like Artec Textureline Smoothing Serum, $11.99.

SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER like Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin Shampoo, $27.99.

CURLING IRON like Remington Digital Curling Iron, $16.99.

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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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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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Get long, cascading curls with high shine. First, wash and deep condition so you get a healthy, glossy shine.

Dry hair with a round brush. Then use a large curling iron and, alternating two-inch sections, roll hair around the barrel in one direction and then again in the other direction to create a ripple effect.

Once you're done, spritz everything with an aerosol shine spray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

DEEP CONDITIONER like Burt's Bees Hair Repair, $7.99.

CURLING IRON like Remington Digital Curling Iron, $25.00.

SHINE SPRAY like Biosilk Shine On, $15.50.

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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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"The perfect blowout isn't about getting your hair pin-straight, it's about getting that soft, moveable sexy look that will last a few days," says L.A. stylist Rod Ortega.

Start from the back of your head and move forward. Run a little straightening cream through your hair-the less product you use, the longer your blowout will last-and dry two-inch sections using a large roundbrush.

For extra volume around the sides of your face, pull the round brush out to the side of your face instead of down as you go.

To curb frizz, warm up a tiny drop of anti frizz in your hands and run your palms lightly over your hair.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLOWDRYER like Chi Rockey Professional Hair Dryer, $135.

LARGE ROUND BRUSH like Conair Round Brush, $9.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like Dove Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream, $4.49.
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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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First, consider a few layers. "The longest styles look even longer right after a good cut that adds movement even if it takes off half an inch," says NYC stylist Ted Gibson.

If you haven't gotten to the stylist yet, use a curling iron and roll two- to three-inch sections halfway up the barrel.

Spritz with hairspray and then pull the curls out so they turn into long, loose waves at the bottom. You'll get the same kind of bouncy look you'd get after a $200 haircut.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CURLING IRON like T3 PRO EverTwirl Curling Iron, $70.

HAIRSPRAY like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hair Spray, $19.95.

LONG HAIR SHAMPOO like L'Oréal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Shampoo for Medium to Long Hair, $4.99.

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Go movie-star glam — and start with unwashed hair. If it's looking a little greasy, grab some dry shampoo and use a sprinkle on your roots.

Spray the rest of your hair with styling spray and roll halfway up with hot rollers, the bigger the better. Then while they're still warm, spritz with hair spray. Take curlers out immediately.

Make a deep side part and shake hair out so curls loosen. A little mascara and you're good to go.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Heat Velvety Rollers, $29.99.

HAIRSPRAY like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hair Spray, $19.50.

DRY SHAMPOO like René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $23.

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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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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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A super-moisturizing shampoo and conditioner hydrates in the shower so you can use fewer products afterwards.

Generously work a prep spray or style primer through damp hair, to bring out your hair's natural texture and allowing it to air-dry almost perfectly.

Use a little shine serum to fight frizzy ends — the tiniest bit will do the trick.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
PRIMER like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Style Primer, $24.98.

MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO like Freeman Papaya Massive Moisture Shampoo, $3.59.

SHINE SERUM like L'Oréal Studio Line Glossing Cream, $4.61.

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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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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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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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Run a straightening cream through damp hair (to really lock in the moisture) and blow-dry.

Be sure to create a face-framing shape with the front layers instead of drying them straight down. Pull hair out and then toward your chin with the round brush as you dry.

Spritz the whole look with a bit of shine spray-you'll be able to refresh the look more easily the next day the less product you apply.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING CREAM like Marc Anthony True Professional Straightening Cream, $7.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Avon Mark Salon Straight Shine, $5.

HYDRATING TREATMENT like Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat, $16.
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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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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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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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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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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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First, give your hair a good helping of deep treatment and then, hop out for a moment and add a little heat with your blow-dryer.

Get back in the shower and rinse. The heat amps up the benefits of the conditioner considerably.

Then, dry hair on a low heat to maintain the shine. Don't use a brush, expect when you get to the pieces in the front to help shape the waves.

Clip hair back and then loosen by pulling hair out toward the front so you get that loose, '40s pinup look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP TREATMENT like John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Binding Deep Conditioner, $5.99.

HAIR CLIP like Goody Hair Clips, $1.99-$4.99.

BLOWDRYER like Conair Full Size Dryer, $15.99.
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Show off your layers by bringing out the wave in your hair. Switch to a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup, which can weigh your natural texture down.

Run a conditioning styling cream through your hair and let it air-dry while you get dressed, do your makeup and eat breakfast. Try not to touch your hair while it dries to avoid causing frizz.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CLARIFYING SHAMPOO like Terax Latte Clarifying Shampoo, $20.

STYLING CREAM like Nexxus Smoothing Cream, $11.99.

ANTI-FRIZZ like Marc Anthony Anti Frizz Balm, $6.49.
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Before styling, treat just the ends of your hair with deep conditioner and leave on for five to 10 minutes in the shower. (Long hair shows damage mostly at the ends.)

Run a straightening balm through your hair. Using a natural boar-bristle round brush, dry hair on medium heat.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP CONDITIONER like Burt's Bees Hair Repair, $7.99.

HYDRATING SHAMPOOO like Biolage by Matrix Hydrating Shampoo, $14.99.

STRAIGHTENING CREAM like Marc Anthony True Professional Straightening Cream, $7.99.
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Use a straightening iron to get hair to lie flat against your head.

Make a deep side part and pull hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Fasten in a loop so the ends stick out.

Mist entire style with shine spray. Add a whimsical accessory right over the part.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
FLAT IRON like Hot Tools Flat Iron, $39.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Thermasilk Detangling Shine Spray, $4.49.

BALM like Frédéric Fekkai Straight Away Straight Balm, $17.50.
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Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add oomph to each strand.

Blow-dry while raking fingers through your hair. Use a bit of volumizer at the roots.

Make a side part and take a section on one side of the part. Backcomb it to create height and then push the hair forward to create a "bump." Secure with bobby pins.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUME SHAMPOO like Neutrogena Clean Volumizing Shampoo, $3.79.

VOLUMIZER like Phyto Pro Intense Volume Mousse, $18

HEAT PROTECTANT SPRAY like Cutler Specialist Protectant Spray, $21.
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Take advantage of your endless mane and go for loose, glossy waves. Start by blow-drying well-conditioned hair with a round brush so it looks silky.

Take the sides and back of your hair and roll them up using large hot rollers. Mist with setting spray and take out after only two to three minutes so hair doesn't look too done.

Spray top pieces (that are dried sleek and straight) with a shine spray and pull over and back, loosely. Fasten with a bobby pin and push forward to create some height in front.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Heat Hair Setters, $21.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Biosilk Shine On, $13.

DEEP CONDITIONER like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner, $6.99.

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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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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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Blow-dry bangs with a round brush and styling spray to fight frizz.

Then, take a dab of straightening balm and work through damp hair before drying. Take smaller sections as you work toward the front of your head.

Use a dab of styling cream and work it thought the ends so you get a little extra bounce.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SPRAY like Thermasilk Detangling Shine Spray, $4.49.

SMOOTHING SHAMPOO like L'Oreal Vive Pro Smoothing Shampoo, $4.99.

STRAIGHTENING BALM like Redken Straight Hair Balm, $16.
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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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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 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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Blow-dry hair straight so you get a smooth, silky finish.

Using various-sized hot rollers, roll up your entire head of hair (some all the way up, some only half way so you get a variety of textures and curls. Spritz with setting spray and let sit until cool, about 10 minutes.

Undo rollers and flip hair upside-down. Then, take a few front pieces and pull up and off to the side, fastening with a small bobby pin for a loose, sideswept effect.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HOT ROLLERS like Conair Instant Head Hair Setters, $29.99.

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

BOBBY PINS like Vidal Sassoon Bobby Pins, $1.29.
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To keep thick, tight curls from taking over, use a leave-in conditioner and a gel with serious hold for the perfect mix of control and conditioning.

Pull hair back while still wet, training curls to lie flat.

Once hair has air-dried, use a serum to touch up any frizz or flyaways.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
GEL like Frédéric Fekkai Styling Gel, $17.50.

CONDITIONER like Terax Crema Ultra Moisturizing Daily Conditioner, $22.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Alterna Leave-In Conditioner, $20.
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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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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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Spritz hair with styling spray and blow-dry with a round brush for volume and so ends are smooth and polished.

Take medium-sized Velcro rollers and wrap hair down around them in one-inch sections. Leave rollers in your hair for at least 20 minutes. Spray with a fine-mist, strong-hold hairspray before removing the rollers.

With a natural boar bristle paddle brush, brush out the front/top section of your hair so you get that swooshy, sexy hair-falling-over-one-eye effect. Leave the rest of the curls more solidly in tact. Just shake them out a little bit so hair looks soft.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING SPRAY like Ojon Plump and Hold Spray, $22.

HAIRSPRAY like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray, $11.

CONDITIONER like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner, $6.99.

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Spritz some styling spray into your hair (to give it some guts) and quickly blow-dry, shaking hair out with your fingers so you ramp up the volume.

Take a large-barreled (1.5 inch) curling iron and wrap 2-inch sections of hair.

Take a natural boar-bristle brush and brush through the curls to loosen them into waves. To make this look a little more special/offbeat, add a whimsical headband to shake up a more traditional evening look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
PROTECT strands with Dove Advanced Care Heat Shield Styling Spray, $4.99.

CURLING IRONS give you a little wave with heat. T3 1.5 Inch Twirl, $215.

BRUSH with natural bristles to add shine, sans product. Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush, $170.

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Use a smoothing shampoo with proteins and amino acid, which help to seal the cuticle for a sleeker style. "A cool rinse after your conditioner is a great way to add a quick hit of shine in the shower," says NYC/Sally Hershberger Salon stylist Tommy Bucket.

Blow-dry hair with a vent brush and then run a flat iron over one-inch sections, flipping the ends up slightly.

Grab two or three large bobby pins. Take a section of hair a few inches back from your hairline. Spray it with a setting spray and roll the section forward over a round brush to make a clean loop of hair. Tuck the ends under and fasten very securely with the bobby pins. Mist the rest of your hair with a shine spray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SMOOTHING SHAMPOOS like Clairol Herbal Essences Smoothing Shampoo, $3.99, work wonders.

SHINE SPRAY like TIGI Bedhead Headrush Shine Spray, $15.29.

BOBBY PINS like Vidal Sassoon Bobby Pins, $1.29.
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Use a deep conditioner once a week to add shine and manageability to thick, shorter cuts.

Blow-dry hair on a low heat to cut down on frizz. If you have serious issues with frizz, mix a dab of gel and styling cream together and run through wet hair before styling.

Spritz a shine spray for that mirror-like gleam.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE SPRAY like Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine, $23.99, gives hair a hydrating hit of rice bran oil-and smells so good.

GEL like Ouidad Curl Quencher Gel, $24.20, is made with vitamin B and botanicals so it conditions as it controls.

ANTI-FRIZZ like Renee Furterer Straightening Gel, $24.

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If you have a cut with a lot of layers, this style is easy to achieve. Use a color-boosting shampoo to keep your highlights looking vibrant.

Run some anti-frizz cream through hair from root to tip.

Then blow-dry roots and bangs with a round brush.

Leave the ends damp, and roughly dry them so they add texture to the look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HIGHLIGHT-BOOSTING SHAMPOO like L'Oreal Professional Vitamino Color Shampoo, $28.

STYLING CREAM like John Frieda Frizz Ease Weather Works Cream, $5.49.

ROUND BRUSH like Earth Therapuetics Round Brush, $8.
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Get shiny without making your head look like an oil slick. Start with a shine-boosting shampoo and conditioner. Give your hair a cold-water rinse.

Use a drop of a light straightening product-a quarter-sized dollop for your whole head is enough. With a round brush, dry on a cool setting.

Run a flat iron through your hair. Be warned, this might make super-fine hair look finer so once you've flat-ironed, flip your head over and blast your whole head with the dryer. You'll add a little movement back into your straight, shiny 'do.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
FLAT IRON like Ted Gibson Flat Iron, $225.

SHINE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER like Modern Organic Products Glisten Shampoo, $11.49.

STRAIGHTENING CREAM like KMS Flat Out Straightening Cream, $17.96.
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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.

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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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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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Texture and volume combine to make this look edgy and sexy. Run a texturizing cream through damp hair and roughly blow-dry, shaking your fingers through your strands as you go.

Then, add a little dry shampoo to your bangs so they don't look shiny and have a little extra lift.

Warm up a little light pomade in your hands and define your ends by pulling them out. This will give your style shape.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
A LIGHT, NON-STICK TEXTURIZER like Short, Sexy Hair Texture Crème, $20, gives your hair that slept-in vibe.

DRY SHAMPOO like Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, $11, gives you volume instantly.

VOLUME SHAMPOO like Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo, $8.49.
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“For shine that lasts, make sure that your hair is hydrated so the light bounces off it,” says NYC stylist Ouidad. Deep condition twice a week for best results.

Blow-dry hair on a medium heat setting and finish with a shot of cool air to seal the cuticle.

Spritz with a thermal protectant spray before flat ironing to keep hair healthy. Make a deep side part, once you’ve gotten your hair as sleek as possible.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
HYDRATING SHAMPOO like Matrix Biolage Hydrating Shampoo, $14.99.

DEEP CONDITIONER like L’Oreal Professional Absolut Repair Mask for Very Damaged Hair, $30.

HEAT PROTECTANT SPRAY like Cutler Specialist Protectant Spray, $21.
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Wash hair with a curl-enhancing shampoo/conditioner — a great way to bring out your natural wave.

Then, rake a leave-in conditioner and tiny bit of styling gel though your hair with your hands. Scrunch and pile hair on top of your head and clip with little claw clips.

Take hair down 10 minutes later and let it air-dry loosely.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURL CONDITIONER like Deva Curl Conditioner, $37.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like TRESemmé Detangle Leave In Spray, $4.79.

STYLING GEL like Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel, $20.
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A volumizing shampoo that adds moisture is perfect for daily use. Plus it cuts back on the amount of product you have to use.

Spray volumizer all over-sprays instead of creams and silicone sprays add the right amount of oomph.

Use a teeny bit of shine serum if you need to smooth down frizz-less is more.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO Pureology Volume Care Shampoo, $20.

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

SHINE SERUM like TIGI Bedhead Shine Serum, $14.99.
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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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Shake up long, straight styles by picking six or seven sections and working a little styling paste through.

Then, take a very large curling iron and wrap those sections very loosely so they are wrapped but barely touching the barrel.

Undo those section and brush hair. You're left with a few wavy pieces that blend in with the rest of your hair and look amazing.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING PASTE like Redken Rough Paste, $13.50.

CURLING IRON like Conair Cordless Curling Iron, $4.79.

BRUSH like Revlon Tunnel Vent Brush, $4.99.
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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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Use a light conditioner to add shine and rinse with a half-cup of apple-cider vinegar.

Work a texture cream through the ends before blow-drying on low heat.

Pull a little more texturizer through your ends to emphasize movement and separation.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DEEP CONDITIONER like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask, $6.99.

TEXTURE CREAM like Cutler Definition Cream for Shine and Texture, $25.

MOISTURIZING VOLUME SHAMPOO like Ojon Hydrating Thickening Shampoo, $22.
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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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Lather up with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup that weighs thin hair down.

Use a volumizer and blow-dry hair without using a brush. Then, take the section of hair you're pulling across your forehead and back and backcomb it, so you get a little extra lift.

Spritz the whole look twice with a shine spray-hold the bottle at least eight inches away from your head so you don't overdo it.

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

VOLUMIZER like Phyto Pro Intense Volume Mousse, $18

SHINE SPRAY like Chi Shine Infusion Thermal Polishing Spray, $12.95.
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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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A great way to alter an everyday blowout is to go for a fringey effect. Run a styling paste or pomade through the ends of damp hair.

Blow-dry hair while brushing it in downward strokes with a vent brush. You'll get a flare at the ends and a separation thanks to the pomade.

Flat-iron bangs-carefully since fine hair is more delicate-so they lie close to your forehead.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
PASTE like Kiehl's Creative Cream Wax, $15.50.

STRAIGHTENING STYLING CREAM like Kiehl's Heat Protective Silk Straightening Cream, $15.50.

FINE-HAIR SHAMPOO like Bain de Terre Lemongrass Volumizing Shampoo, $21.25.
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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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Roughly dry hair on a medium heat without applying any product beforehand.

After hair is dry, add a dry spray wax and work through hair until you get that perfect unwashed look with just the right amount of volume.

Add a teensy bit of shine just to your bangs.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SPRAY WAX like Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax, $18.95.

SHINE POMADE with Modern Organic Products Separation and Shine Pomade, $12.99.

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Kiss My Face Big Body Shampoo, $8.19.
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Making your hair dramatically flat and dramatically matte is a great way to alter your look. Flat-iron your bangs (make sure they're cut very blunt) and then spray them with a dry shampoo to counteract the shine brought on by heat styling.

Work a matte paste through your ends, taking care to work a small piece at a time. You don't want a ton of product but want to take the time to separate strands for a deliberate, piecey look.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SHAMPOO like Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder, $34.95.

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

HAIR PASTE like Aveda Control Paste, $26.99.
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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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Go from wavy to curly in no time. Start with a few spritzes of heat-protectant spray — it'll save you from damage and help the style hold.

Using a large-barreled curling iron, wrap hair from the midshaft to the ends around the barrel. Do your entire head.

Mist everything with a little shine-boosting hairspray and pull out curls so they look varied and imperfect — a.k.a. natural.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
CURLING IRON like Remington Digital Curling Iron, $24.99.

HEAT PROTECTANT SPRAY like Joico Thermal Styling Spray, $14.96.

SHINE BOOSTING HAIR SPRAY like Got2B Laminating Shine Hairspray, $5.99.
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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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Shorter layers give thick, coarse curls more volume. As long as you control the frizz, this style is the perfect way to work with your hair's natural height. Run a conditioner and moisturizing gel thorough wet hair.

Twirl two-inch pieces around your finger to give them a more pronounced shape.

Flip your head over and diffuse every curl-take breaks so you don't get light headed and fall over.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like KMS Moistrepair Leave-In Conditioner, $16.96.

MOISTURIZING GEL like Dove Define and Shine Control Gel, $8.95.

CURL CONDITIONER like Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner, $7.49.
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Treat the roots and bangs like you're on a mission to straighten. Blow-dry with a round brush and use a flat iron too. Leave the area from mid-strand to your ends damp and untouched by heat stylers.

Mist the rest of your head with a leave-in conditioning mist.

Scrunch your hair to help form the curls and allow to air-dry for the right mix of sleek and wavy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STRAIGHTENING BALM like Rusk Str8 Anti-Curl Lotion, $10.95.

LEAVE-IN MIST like Motions At Home Leave-In Conditioner, $2.99.

SPRAY GEL like Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel, $3.99.
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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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Use a shampoo for straight hair which repairs and smoothes a color-damaged cuticle.

Use a wet-to-dry flat iron in order to combine two heat styling steps into one.

Backcomb the section of hair you're pulling up and back so you get a slightly more formal-looking lift in front. Fasten with a few light-colored bobby pins.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
WET-TO-DRY FLAT IRON like Chi Wet To Dry Flat Iron, $250.

STRAIGHT-HAIR SHAMPOO like Herbal Essences Dangerously Straight Shampoo, $3.99.

BOBBY PINS like Ricky's NYC Bobby Pins, $3.79.
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To accentuate shorter layers, style them first and make their texture stand out. Take shorter, face-framing layers and coat in shine serum.

Blow-dry just these sections so they fall smoothly into play. Brush shine serum into the rest of your hair (put a dab on a vent brush) but let it air-dry.

Toss head upside down and spray with aerosol hairspray.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SERUM like Pureology Shine Max, $18.99.

VENT BRUSH like Avon Advanced Techniques Vent Brush, $4.99.

AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY like Jonathan Product Finish Control High Shine Hair Spray, $30.
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The healthy shine makes this classic "straight hair, middle part" style look a lot more modern.

Wash and blow-dry hair with a round brush. If hair isn't lying flat enough, set in extra-large Velcro rollers (the size of a coke can.)

Spritz rollers with a shine spray. Let everything set for about 10 minutes.

Take rollers out-hair should lie flat against your head but have great looking gleam.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHINE SPRAY like L'Oreal Studio Line Smooth Spray, $4.99.

VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Kanebo Volumizing Shampoo, $30.

VELCRO ROLLERS Assorted Velcro Rollers, $5.
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Finger-comb through dry hair to get a little volume and separation.

Mist hair with spray gel to give separation, texture and hold.

Pull one side loosely back, keeping hair in front of your ear-this should look undone and almost messy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SPRAY GEL like Pureology Spray Gel AntiFadeComplex, $20.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Cream, $5.99.

CURL SHAMPOOO like Samy Curls Shampoo, $5.99.
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Run a moisturizing styling cream through damp hair and blow-dry straight.

Spritz dry ends with setting spray and loop two-inch sections once around Velcro rollers so every end is set in a curler. Let them sit for 5-7 minutes.

Take rollers out and blast hair with a hit of cool air from the dryer.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
MOISTURIZING STYLING CREAM like Kiehl's Heat Protective Silk-Straightening Cream, $19.

VELCRO ROLLERS Assorted Velcro Rollers, $5.

SETTING SPRAY like Biolage by Matrix Thermal-Active Setting Spray, $15.49.
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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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Comb a conditioning mousse through damp hair. Layer an anti-frizz on top.

Blow-dry combing fingers through your hair-thanks to the product cocktail, your hair will behave even though you're not pulling it straight with a brush.

Use a little more anti-frizz wherever you notice flyaways.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
ANTI FRIZZ like John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Leave In Conditioning Spray, $5.99.

CONDITIONING MOUSSE like Dove Volumizing Body and Lift Mousse, $4.29.

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Alberto VO5 Daily Weightless Leave-In Conditioner, $4.89.
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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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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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If you want a quick way to modify a frizzy look, spritz hair with spray gel and rake fingers through hair.

Gather hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with a small elastic. Then twist the hair, secure the impromptu chignon with large bobby pins, allowing the ends to stick out.

Pull a few pieces out in front if you want a slightly more undone appearance.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SPRAY GEL like Matrix Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel, $16.99.

SHAMPOO like Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, $2.49.

BOBBY PINS like Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins, $3.29.
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Combine a little styling and a little air-drying to vary your texture. Use volumizer and blow-dry at the roots for lift.

Run a tiny dollop of straightening styling cream through the rest of your hair, and let it air dry while you do your makeup and get dressed.

Blast hair with a dryer on a cool setting to add some shine without layering on more product.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZER like Amplify by Matrix Volumizing System Thicklift Liquid Volumizer, $15.

CLARIFYING SHAMPOO like Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, $2.49.

STYLING SPRAY like Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Shagg Spray For All Hair Types, $12.49.
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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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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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First thing's first: Get shiny sideswept bangs. Run a styling cream through and dry immediately, making sure you pull the brush down and to the side as you go, training the bangs to stay put.

Comb an anti-frizz through your hair (use a brush to make sure you really distribute the product).

Blow-dry sections in back with a round brush to smooth out the look. Then, dry the front pieces by combing them through with your fingers so you get that great, sexy wave.

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

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

ROUND BRUSH like Earth Therapuetics Radiant Round Brush, $8.
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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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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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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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For a sleek bob, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product buildup.

Then, blow-dry using the tiniest bit of shine glaze to curb frizz.

Finish by running a flat iron though the front pieces only-you want sleeker in front and a little fuller in back.

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

SHINE SERUM like Matrix Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk, $16.49.

MINI FLAT IRON like Warren Tricomi Hot Iron, $90.
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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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This updated Veronica Lake-ish style gives you wave and shine without looking overworked. Run a styling cream through your hair and blow-dry straight. Take a tiny dab of product and smooth it over dry hair to fight frizz.

Then, take four medium Velcro rollers and set two one-inch sections on either side of your part (in front).

Spray with aerosol hairspray-a pump spray won't evenly distribute product-and allow to set for at least 10 minutes. Blast with a little hot air from a dryer before removing rollers.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VELCRO ROLLERS like Roller 3" Super Size Plus, $3.49.

STYLING CREAM like Frèdèric Fekkai Coiff Anti Frizz Silkening Crème, $25.

HAIRSPRAY like Suave Volumizing Hair Spray, $2.99.
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Getting the right combo of straight and wavy textures is easy if you have the right cut. "A few layers throughout makes styling so much easier," says NYC stylist Ted Gibson.

Use a volumizing spray all over. "People always think of volume at the top, you want it in the back and on the sides as well," says Gibson.

Run some serum through bangs and blow-dry but don't flat iron them — it'll make the look too severe compared to the rest of your wavy-ish texture.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
WAVY HAIR SPRAY like Frédéric Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray, $23.

VOLUMIZING SPRAY like Alterna Life Volume Spray Mousse, $21.

SHINE POMADE with Modern Organic Products Separation and Shine Pomade, $12.99.
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Blow-dry hair with a large vent brush, pulling hair up and back as you go along. Don't worry about hair getting too big, fine hair will fall as you style it so the more volume at the root the better.

Make a deep side part so most of the volume is to one side of the part.

Roll one-inch sections of hair halfway with small Velcro rollers and spray with hairspray so you get a slight bounce to just your ends.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO like Salon Selectives Healthy Volume Shampoo, $4.49, adds oomph.

VELCRO ROLLERS add style without heat damage. Velcro Rollers, $5.

VENT BRUSH like Avon Advanced Techniques Vent Brush, $4.99.
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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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Rocker waves are easy if you use the right combination of products. First, work some dry shampoo through your hair, you'll get volume and soak up any greasiness.

Then, use a little texture balm, warm it up in your palms and really work the product into your strands. Too much will actually weigh your style down so less is definitely more here.

Flip hair upside-down and scrunch hair using a spritz of spray gel. You don't want loads of frizz to take your look from sexy to sloppy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
DRY SHAMPOO like Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleanser, $24.

SPRAY GEL like Frédéric Fekkai Spray Gel, $25.

WAVY SPRAY like Sally Hershberger Shagg Spray Styling For All Hair Types, $12.49.
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Coat damp hair with a straightening cream. Blow-dry and quickly flat-iron.

Take a pomade and work through the top layer to make this straight style a little more rock and roll.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

STRAIGHTENING BALM like Alterna Hemp Straightening Balm, $22.

POMADE like Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade, $21.99.

BLOW DRYER like the Super Solano Hair Dryer, $100.

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Spritz hair with styling spray and blow-dry with a round brush for volume and so ends are smooth and polished.

Take medium-sized Velcro rollers and wrap hair down around them in one-inch sections. Leave rollers in your hair for at least 20 minutes. Spray with a fine-mist, strong-hold hairspray before removing the rollers.

With a natural boar bristle paddle brush, brush out the front/top section of your hair so you get that swooshy, sexy hair-falling-over-one-eye effect. Leave the rest of the curls more solidly in tact. Just shake them out a little bit so hair looks soft.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
STYLING SPRAY like Ojon Plump and Hold Spray, $22.

HAIRSPRAY like Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray $11.

CONDITIONER like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner $6.99
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Really long hair looks beautiful when it's smooth, shiny and healthy. Always use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for long styles. For maximum growth, strengthen your ends with a leave-in conditioner. To eliminate frizz, squeeze a quarter-sized amount of smoothing cream into one hand and warm it between your palms. Smooth it evenly over your hair - an inch from your roots down to the tips.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER like Pantene Beautiful Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner, $9.99 each

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Nexxus Headdress Weightless Leave-in Conditioner, $19.99

SMOOTHING CREAM like Tigi Bead Head After Party Smoothing Cream, $17.50
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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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To quickly turn your naturally curly hair into soft waves, let it partially air-dry and mist it with a prepping spray. Then, using a round brush, blow-dry the front sections smooth. Spritz with a frizz-controller and wrap large sections around a big-barrel curling iron, starting about halfway up the hair. For shine and extra conditioning, twist the ends with a hydrating oil.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
PREPPING SPRAY like Jonathan Product Prep Spray, $20

FRIZZ SPRAY like Citre Shine Miracle Mist Anti-Frizz Spray Laminator, $4.05

HAIR OIL like Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum, $16