For Fine Hair
A Small Wire CombThe greatest challenge for fine hair is finding an accessory that will stay in it. Wire combs, which are made of lightweight, paper-thin metal, are a great investment because they grab hair well and won't slip out the way tortoiseshell ones do.
What to look for: A 1½- to 3-inch comb will provide better hold than a larger one.
How to style: First, "dirty the hair up a bit with styling products," says New York City–based stylist Danilo. This adds volume and a slightly tacky texture, which will provide more "grab" for the comb. For a side sweep, mist dry hair with a flexible-hold hair spray, then brush out. Make a vertical part just before the ear to separate the hair you want to pull back. Holding the comb with the teeth angled to the scalp, sweep the front section to where you want the comb to sit. Reverse direction and secure the comb.