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As a woman with curly hair, I have long been a fan of John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease product line. Taming frizz requires a multi-pronged approach that includes the products you use on your hair, a good haircut, and styling techniques that help reduce the amount of frizz often present in naturally curly hair. Of course, the haircut and styling techniques differ for every person and type of hair, but there are products that work for a wide variety of hair types, and Frizz-Ease is certainly one of them.

Fighting frizz starts with what you use to wash your hair, and I’m currently loving Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner. These salon quality products aim to mend damaged hair and block frizz in the shower for smooth, easy styling. A Frizz-Mending Complex and silk protein help seal split ends and restore hair’s natural frizz defense. Not only does it have that “salon smell” that I love in a shampoo and conditioner, but it truly leaves my hair looking soft and smooth.

On days when frizz isn’t as much of a concern, I like to concentrate on giving my fine hair some volume. This is where Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner comes in. Specially formulated to transform fine, flat hair into “salon-caliber, natural-looking volume,” it is a weightless formula that prevents hair from looking limp and lifeless. My current hair regime alternates between these two products and the Frizz-Ease products to help keep my hair looking its best.

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It feels like we’ve been waiting our whole lives for The Great Gatsby to come to life on film. Or at least a good part of the year. What’s not to love about the upcoming big screen adaptation: the actors, the music, and most importantly — the fashion. The 1920s represent a time when women were empowered to take control of their clothing, hair, and makeup, leading to styles that became timeless, like the bob, bright red lips, and detailed hair accessories.  

With the film premiering on May 10, you can finally indulge in your 20s era obsessions with a geometric, feathered or beaded headband. Turban headbands are an easier way to try the turban trend without spending hours on YouTube trying to figure out how to tie one. The hair accessories are an easy way to pull a little Gatsby into your wardrobe without going full on flapper or breaking the bank, since they are all under $20.  
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We got the inside scoop on how to copy Selena Gomez’s MTV Movie Awards hairstyle. Marissa Marino of the Nine Zero One Salon worked on the punky pompadour and used UNITE Hair Care products to get it just right. Here, from UNITE Hair Care, are the steps to recreate the look:
  1. To create the pompadour, section off hair from the front of your hairline and sprinkle it with the UNITE Expanda Dust ($25) throughout. Tease it back, using a comb. Next, pin this section with a bobby pin to secure it in place. 
  2. Take the rest of the hair and make five small ponytails down the center of your head. 
  3. Create a French braid using all of the ponytails together. (You can find French braid tutorials on YouTube.com).
  4. Spray the UNITE Session Max Hairspray ($29.95) all over to tame frizzies and smooth the sides around the hairline.
  5. To make the braid look undone, pull it apart and pin these pieces down, using bobby pins. 
  6. Finish the look with the UNITE Max Control Hairspray ($27.50) to tame down any fly-aways. 
Image Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com
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Confession time: I used to shampoo my hair daily. The world of dry shampoos seemed a lovely fairy tale that made for a great story, but would do nothing for my very real greasy hair dilemmas. Naturally I sought to prove everyone praising dry shampoos wrong and began testing out as many dry shampoos as I could get my hands on. Some did nothing, some left my hair greasier than it started, and others left a powdery mess. But then it happened. I was proven wrong. Without further ado, I present you with the two dry shampoos that work so well I’ve been able to cut my hair washing in half. 

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: A friend from Switzerland originally introduced me to this French beauty brand. As a dancer and international traveler, she swears by the brand as the most effective in cutting down oil, giving her hair a fresh look despite dancing for hours and the minimal white residue quickly disappears after you comb the product through the hair. I’ve become addicted. 

Oribe Dry Texturing Spray: Advertised as a “brilliant alternative to dry shampoo”, the first thing I fell in love with about this product was the smell. The amazing, luxe fragrance that I’d like turned into a perfume, body lotion, and a candle (please Oribe!) is only one part of the overall ‘brilliant’ experience. The spray left no residue in my hair, left it with more volume as promised, and quickly absorbed any excess oil. This product has become a guilty pleasure that I’ll use in my hair whether its dirty or clean.      

Photo from Etsy
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The braid is back and better than ever. From milkmaids to fishtails, Kim Kardashian and Emmy Rossum prove your hair can be a little bit messy and still look perfectly polished.  

Buttoned up in a red, lace, knee length dress, Kim Kardashian managed to make a hairstyle named after a maid look elegant at the launch of her fourth fragrance Glam. While milkmaid braids are more popular at outdoor music festivals than beauty launches, Kim’s tailored outfit and polished makeup keep Kim the playful braid professional.     

Emmy Rossum out-laced Kim with her white ruffled collar at the Saving Tails Fundraiser for animals. The messy fishtail braid keeps her prim and proper outfit from feeling too stuffy. With her fresh, red lip and button up shirt, Emmy’s braid manages to tow the fine line between a cool, messy braid and a sloppy braid.       

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