Is Mom’s Beauty Advice Right?
“Hair rollers and hair spray work wonders on a bad-hair day.”
Ted Gibson, hairstylist and salon owner in New York City: I think that’s true. Set hot rollers in your hair while you put on your makeup, then use a little hair spray after you take them out. You’ll get an effortless wave that’s fresh and sexy.
Hershberger: They work if you’re going for that Marilyn Monroe look. On a bad-hair day, I just wet the area that doesn’t look good and restyle it with a dryer and a brush.
Mark Garrison, founder and owner of the Mark Garrison Salon, in New York City: Rollers can give hair body and make it look better. Use the right size for your hair―small for shorter hair, larger for longer hair. Mist your hair with water before you use the rollers, which will help set it.
“Keep your look consistent. Don’t wear more than two hairstyles in a week.”
Gibson: That’s ridiculous. I have short hair, but if I could change my look every day, I would. Your hair reflects different sides of your personality. Go with how you’re feeling in the moment. Experience it all.
Garrison: One look all the time is boring. Hair is your great accessory, and it can―and should―be changed frequently. It’s also good to change it up because then the hair isn’t getting strained or stressed in any one style.
Hershberger: I don’t think it matters. If you want to wear three or four hairstyles in a week, why not? It’s hair―it’s the one thing you can really play with that’s on your body. I don’t have any rules when it comes to that.