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Hairstyling How-Tos


Fresh, easy hairstyling how-tos for warm-weather cool.

Summerize your shoulder-length cut by adding soft, loose waves.

For the texture that's key to this look, use soft pomade warmed in your fingers and raked through hair before blow-drying.

blowpro mane tame soft pomade, $22

Starting 2" from your part, use a curling rod to create soft, loose curls. Alternate direction for the most natural look; run fingers through curls to make waves.

Sultra The Bombshell Oval Rod Curling Iron, $130

Use a humidity-blocking hair spray to keep waves wilt- and frizz-free.

Living proof Hold Humidity-Blocking Flexible Hairspray, $24

The ubiquitous updo goes low and loose for laid-back yet polished style.


Use an ultrafast blow dryer (for less time in the heat), focusing on your roots to pump up the volume.

T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer, $200

Spritz dry hair with texturizing spray to add dimension and shape. Gather hair at the nape of your neck; twist, coil and secure with hairpins.

OSCAR BLANDI Pronto Texture & Volume Spray, $11-$25

Use a flexible-hold hair spray to hold the look and keep wisps at bay.

ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray, $20-$28


A carefree look for long hair: straight, slightly poufed and ringed by a half-crown of braids.

Work in relaxing balm before drying for smoother, straighter hair.

PHYTO Phytodéfrisant Botanical Hair-Relaxing Balm, $28

Back-comb dry hair to create a slight pouf. Start braids above each ear; tuck under each other and secure with pins, or join in back with a ponytail holder. Flat iron the hair below to smooth extra curls and frizz.

KeratinPerfect PerfectLight Infrared Smoothing Iron, $175

Use a medium-hold, shiny hair spray for a healthy look that stays in place.

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