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IF YOUR HAIR'S DIRTY ...
Haven’t washed your hair in a few days? Good. Because that means you can achieve a lot of volume with nothing but dry shampoo. Spray it on your roots generously, pull hair into a deep side-parted pony like , then tease the crown and the pony itself. It’s sexy in a messy-on-purpose way, as opposed to a didn’t-have-time-to-shower-this-morning way.
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IF YOU HAVE 3 MINUTES WITH YOUR CURLING IRON ...
No time to sit in front of the mirror twisting every single strand around your curler, but want to look like you actually put effort into your hairstyle? There’s a hack for that: Copy and put your hair in a braid (a pony works, too) then pull out the pieces around your face and curl just those.
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IF YOU JUST GOT YOUR COLOR DONE ...
Pin-straight, center-parted hair with no volume at the crown (if you have highlighted or single-processed hair) is is the equivalent of a satin dress: unforgiving. But if you’re fresh from the salon, rock this style, seen on , every night until your roots come in.
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IF YOU'LL BE DANCING ALL NIGHT ...
Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” isn’t on most holiday party playlists, but on the off-chance it does come on, you’ll be prepared if you show up with a high fishtail as major as . (Don’t forget to wrap a section of hair around the base to cover the elastic.)
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IF YOU HAVE NEW
Nope, an updo isn’t your only choice. Leave hair down but tease the front like crazy to get lots of height then swoop it back away from your face (you’ll need lots of hairspray to keep it in place). Tuck it behind your ears and give your bling the spotlight it deserves.
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