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Image Credit: Photo by Bennet Raglin; hair by Allen Ruiz for Aveda; Image sourced from www.glamour.com 
 
The dog days of summer is when curly girls get out their death stare. It goes something like this: you spend two hours turning that humidity frizz ball into a wave cascade and then your BFF tells you how jealous they are of your ‘easy texture’ and then you give them the death stare. Or this: you spend 3 hours straightening out your hair to meet your other BFF and she tells you how she made her hair straight in five minutes and then you give them the death stare. Let go of the angst with this quick and easy how-to for stylishly controlling curls with product and elastic. 
 

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Nowadays there are salons that only cut curly locks, which suggests dealing with texture is a separate skill. It’s not. It just requires a refined approach. When styling, for example, it’s better to dry with a diffuser than a blow-dryer because blowing curly hair all about is likely to break the curls and create frizz; a diffuser on the other hand, dries with heat but no air, which helps curls expand and form beautifully. Learn more about diffusing in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

preenThe ‘70s were in full throttle at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi––the models not only donning groovy attire but some seriously big hair. According to style.com, the beauty team wanted to create a look somewhere between roller girl and full on Afro. Thinking less Farah Fawcett and more disco, the pros backstage used a rick-raking technique to style models’ curls before pinning, brushing straight, ironing and gelling them into a hair cloud. Phew! Could this be the next big thing? It’s not exactly the most wearable style, but anything with texture and curl is fine by me. To see more looks from the show, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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