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CHOOSE A CUT WITH FEWER LAYERS
Even if you have flawless hair like Jacinda Barrett, fewer layers means less upkeep, says N.Y.C. stylist Eva Scrivo. You’ll save time and money by cutting back on salon visits.
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TRADE YOUR HAIR MASK FOR AN OIL
To get healthy, shiny hair like Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s, hydrating hair oils are more effective than traditional masks. And they’re a time-saver – you only need to use them once a month!
Click to Buy: René Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Extract, $4, at beauty.com
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ONLY WASH & STYLE THE FRONT
If you have long bangs like Hilary Swank, you can get away with only washing them and the layers around your faces, says N.Y.C. stylist Tommy Buckett.
How To: Make sure to pull back the rest of your hair, and use a bit of mousse to add volume to the wet part, and piece-y texture to the dry back.
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MASTER AN EASY UPDO
“I had just minutes to do this before a premiere. That’s all it took,” says stylist Mark Townsend of the Cate Blanchett do seen here.
How To: Pull back and braid, letting layers fall out as you go. Loop braid back to nape and secure with hairpins.
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DON'T BLOW-DRY ALL THE WAY – OR AT ALL
Trade a pin-straight look for soft rumpled waves like Gisele Bundchen’s, by partially blow-drying or just letting it air dry with a little bit of hair wax.
Click to Buy: Nexxus Phyto Organics Sea Swell, $12, at sleekhair.com
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HAVE AN ARSENAL OF HAIR ACCESSORIES
“Every girl should have a war kit,” says N.Y.C. stylist Edward Tricomi. Keep cute hair bands (like Ashley Olsen’s Prada turban), clips and ponytail holders in one place. When you’re in a rush or you’re having a bad hair day, it’s easy to just grab and go.
Click to Buy Eva Longoria’s Headband: Voom by Joy border-print headband, $43, at shoprumor.com