Quick Makeup Tricks
For Your Hair
The problem: Flat strands.
The boost: Tease small sections to add lift: Pick up a layer of hair at the crown, place a fine-tooth comb two inches from your scalp, and comb backward, says Roque, a stylist with the Wall Group in Los Angeles and New York. Try the Acca Kappa Beechwood Comb ($30, shopaccakappa.com). Repeat wherever you want height, then brush hair gently to smooth it.
The problem: Dullness.
The boost: Apply a shine enhancer that’s formulated for your hair type. If you have straight hair, run a towelette infused with defrizzing natural oils down its length. Try Jonathan Product Pocket Redo Freshen-Up Wipes ($13 for six, amazon.com for info). For curls and waves, apply styling cream to dry hair, then use your fingers to twirl and reshape curls. Experts like Kérastase Crème Oléo-Curl ($39, drugstore.com).
The problem: That same old bun or ponytail.
The boost: Add a little style with something subtly sparkly. Slip a pretty pin or barrette into your hair just behind one ear. Another option: Make a deep side part in line with the arch of one eyebrow before pulling your hair back, says Paula Ivins Kingston, owner of the Lucid Salon, in Lebanon, Ohio.
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