Girls love to brush hair till it shines. And with the new zeitgeist for lived-in looks, disheveled textures, trendy tousle it is easy to forget the power of a straight styles to bring brilliance, radiance and glister. This lightly layered center-part is a fine example of the polish and class innate to well-kept, linear looks. Notice how the part is kept just off of center; unless your profile is perfectly symmetrical (unlikely!), do the same. Splitting the face right down the middle is usually too severe.

Step: Towel dry hair to damp. Apply a little set & style spray at roots –– for lift and shine –– and apply defrizz serum from mid-shaft to ends –– for a super sleek blowdry.

Step: Center-part hair just off of center. Blowdry roots to ends on high heat with boar bristle round brush, allowing the air flow of the dryer to follow the path of the brush.

Step: Use a straightening iron to iron-out any kinky bits. A good tip is to mist a little shine spray onto any kink, and then press flat with the iron.

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