Straight Hair Styling Tips

Get straight to it with these looks for your locks.

By Elizabeth Flahive

August 1, 2008 1:38 AM
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Start with a shine-boosting shampoo so hair looks glossy.

Blow-dry hair straight, concentrating mostly on the roots to mid-shaft.

Use large hot rollers on your ends, leaving them in for two to three minutes for the slightest wave.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

SHINE BOOSTING SHAMPOO like Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Shampoo, $4.99.

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

SHINE SPRAY like Garnier Fructis Glossing Spray, $3.99.

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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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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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Keep your sleek bob looking chic by going in for frequent bang trims. Eye-skimming and eye-covering are two very different looks.

Use a color-enhancing shampoo to keep dark locks glossy.

Use an anti-frizz serum before drying hair so hair doesn't get too bushy.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

COLOR ENHANCING SHAMPOO like Ultimate Brunette Shampoo with Vibrant ColorComplex, $4.99.

ANTI FRIZZ like Suave Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream, $2.99.

SMOOTHING CONDITIONER like John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Lustrous Touch Smoothing Conditioner with Satin Finishers, $6.49.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Run a styling cream through hair before blow drying. If your hair is super straight veering towards flat, dry hair without a brush and then smooth with a styling cream when everything's dry.

Flip hair over and mist with shine spray for extra gleam.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

STYLING CREAM like Pureology Nanocream Styling Glaze, $33.

HAIR DRYER like Conair Infiniti Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic Styler, $39.99.

SHINE SPRAY like Sunsilk ThermaShine Detangling Shine Spray, $4.49.

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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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Use a moisturizing shampoo to add shine and fight static.

Run a little mousse through damp hair to get extra oomph when you blow dry.

Use a round brush and dry hair on low heat to cut down on flyaways, making sure to turn brush under to get a bounce at the ends.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO like Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo, $11.

MOUSSE like Redken Full Frame Protective Volume Mousse, $16.

ROUND BRUSH like Sephora Medium Round Brush, $16.

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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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Use a leave in conditioner as an overnight treatment.

In the morning, rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo just the roots.

Work a texture spray through damp hair and blow-dry on a cool setting. You should get a straight but modern looking result.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER like Sebastian Laminates Detangling Milk Leave-In Conditioner, $9.99.

TEXTURE PASTE like Min New York Texturizing Paste, $20.

MOISTURE RICH SHAMPOO like The Body Shop Honey Moisturizing Shampoo, $15.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For a modern-looking bob, keep hair well-moisturized and massage your scalp gently even when you don't wash your hair.

Place small sections of hair into large rollers and sit under a drying hood.

When your hair is nearly dry, remove the rollers and blow-dry on a very low heat.

Flat iron your bangs for the finishing touch.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

CONDITIONER like Carol's Daughter Leave-In Conditioner, $11.50.

MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Shampoo, $4.99.

DEEP CONDITIONER like Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions Intense Hydrating Conditioner, $5.99.

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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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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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Always deep-condition after you wash your hair. Choose a product that's full of replenishing oils.

Blow-dry hair in small sections keeping the dryer on low heat and angled down from the root, says Pantene stylist Tippi Shorter.

Use a flat iron sparingly to get a bone-straight finish.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS

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

FLAT IRON like Hot Tools Ceramic Flat Iron, $59.99.

HAIR MOISTURIZER like Infusium 23 Leave In Conditioner, $6.99.

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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Chunky, highlighted bangs elevate a basic, straight style, making it edgy and fun. Remember to use a color-preserving shampoo to keep blonde shades from turning brassy and a conditioner specifically for fine hair. Let your hair air-dry but use a blowdryer on your bags. Pointing downward, quickly move the dryer back and forth to create texture.

MARIE CLAIRE RECOMMENDS
BLOWDRYER like Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer, $99.95

SHAMPOO like L'Oreal Professional Vitamino Color Shampoo, $28

CONDITIONER like Dove Volume Therapy Conditioner for Fine Hair, $4.75
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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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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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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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