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Play It Straight:<br>Five Recommended Flat Irons
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/14/2008 - 15:49

What should you look for when buying a flat iron? We surveyed a bunch of chicas who regularly straighten their hair and compiled this list of recommended tools. Each one fulfills the major criteria: They straighten your hair without burning it, they won't break or fall apart, and their price is a true reflection of how much they deliver on their promises. Test one out for yourselves, and let us know how it treats your locks!


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Curly vs. Straight
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/17/2008 - 15:04

To look extra fly for her cousin's wedding, Mariel Concepcion decided to put a little oomph in her hairdo. The gorgeous, 28-year-old associate editor of Dominican descent normally wears it naturally curly with tight ringlets, but she decided to kick it up a notch and put a hot curling iron to it to further define the look. "I thought, 'I look fabulous,'" she says, "but as soon as I walked in, the first thing one of my cousins told me was that he had a bottle of gel in his car to lend me if i needed it!"


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Frizz-Fighter of the Month:<br>John Frieda Curl Around Trio
By Monica Herrera | 09/03/2008 - 23:55

Leave it to John Frieda to create a three-tiered frizz-fighting treatment just for curly-haired women. The British maker of uber-personalized hair product lines like Brilliant Brunette, Radiant Red and Sheer Blonde is back with John Frieda Curl Around Trio $16, folica.com). The set--which includes his Frizz-Ease Curl Around Daily Shampoo and Conditioner, plus the alcohol-free conditioning formula Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfector--is tailor made to keep you waves and curls at their prime.


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Frizz-Fighter of the Week: iTech E Energy Water
By Monica Herrera | 07/22/2008 - 14:33


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Secrets of Sexy Curls
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:50

A few easy tips—and perfect products—to keep your rizos soft and loose, whatever their texture.

1. Straight:
Apply a volumizing gel to wet hair to give hair the body it needs to hold a curl. Flip hair upside down and blow-dry, aiming at roots for added volume. Section hair into 1-inch to 2-inch pieces and curl with a hot 1 1/2 inch?barrel curling iron.
Try L.A. Looks Bomb Shell Super Sexy Volume Gel ($3).

 


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The Cool New Cut
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:43

We asked hair pro Steven Dillon, style director of the Pierre Michel Salon in New York City, for advice on how to pull off the new mid-length bob, whatever your texture. If your hair is...

Straight:

Ask your stylist to cut layers toward the bottom of your hair so your ends won?t lie flat and even. For more body and volume, apply mousse toward the bottom of damp strands and scrunch ends together while drying with a diffuser.
Try Suave Professionals Volumizing Foam ($3).

 

Wavy:


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Secrets of a Professional Blow-out!
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:42

Why run to the salon every time you need a sleek blow-out? We've got expert tips so you can do it at home for free! Now, if your hair is...

Straight:

You need volume at the roots, so spritz damp strands with a hair-thickening spray. Then use a large, 3-inch-barrel round brush to blow-dry, wrapping large pieces of hair around the brush and aiming heat at the roots for extra lift.

Try Got2b Styl-tini 24 Hour Hair Thickener ($6).

Wavy:


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Cute Beachy Hair
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:27

Here's an easy way to get tousled, just-swam-in-the-ocean waves: Apply the right styling product, twist hair into several braids, let loose after a few hours y ya! If your hair is...

Straight:
First spritz dry hair with a texturizing spray; you need to give strands a rougher, coarser texture so they can hold a wave.
Try Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves Tousled Wave Spray ($20).

 


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Get Bouncing & Behaving Waves Now!
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:15

Want a glamorous wavy-hair look that all the stars have down to a science? We've got tips for how you can get it, too. If your hair is:

 

Wavy:
Go for volumizing mousse that will give your already-there waves added bounce and hold, and make sure to let your hair dry naturally. For definition and a nice finish, use hot rollers on the ends.
Try Phyto Pro Intense Volume Mousse 12 ($20).

 


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