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April 30, 2007

How to Get the Hair You've Always Dreamed Of

Read this two times and call us in the morning

models with morning after updos

THE GREAT UNWASHED: Updos actually do better sans a daily shampooing-so no worries if one's not on the sked. Gather hair at the nape and twist upward toward your crown. Slip a few bobby pins into the sides to secure the strays. Off to work? Paper clips can get the job done, too.

Photo Credit: Olivia Graham

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Volume: Can Ya Give Me a Lift?

When the subject is hair, fat equals happy. "The quest for volume starts with the right products," says Steven Dillon of New York's Pierre Michel Salon. First, he advises, find a volumizing shampoo that also removes buildup (which weighs hair down). Next, apply a bite-size bit of thickening mousse or spray to plump up hair cuticles and give your style hold and height. Vavoom celebrity stylist Mark Townsend (who rules the big-bodied waves of Penélope Cruz) believes it's all about the blowdry, "since so many styling products are heat-activated." Flip your hair over and dry the undersides of your strands. Then flip up and finish styling with a big round brush. We've also seen stylists at many photo shoots cheat a little by throwing in a few Velcro rollers while the model's hair is still warm from blowdrying — works wonders. If you're still volume-challenged, Dillon thinks your haircut may be to blame. "Consider something chopped at the collarbone or above, with layers longer in front," he advises. "This look never falls flat."

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