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Whatever your job, it is usually what you are best at, whether that’s through talent or practice. And people then start to ask you to help them, outside of work, with your expertise. Like the mechanic who fixes the neighbors car or the photographer roped into to shooting the wedding of a friend. Similarly, hair stylists know exactly what to do with their own hair everyday. and most of the time do it unthinking, with an effortless flick. Click the notes for hair stylist hair habits you should steal from the pros. 

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If you live in New York or anywhere else hot, greasy hair is probably an issue you are familiar with. Many of us, especially those who commute, know all to well how the summer heat can turn a cool do into a sad and limp don’t. But wherever you are, summer isn’t always gentle to our hair, thus a chignon or a ponytail becomes a go-to style. But your mane shouldn’t suffer due to the heat! There are some great tips and tricks to still have amazing hair all summer long despite the rising temperatures. Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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As much as I’m into great hair, I’m also into great skin. Summer is an excellent time to enjoy being outside, but it’s also important to protect your hair and skin from UVA/UVB rays that can cause serious damage and even lead to cancer. Every morning I slather on sunscreen and throw on a topper to cover my head, no matter if I’m headed to the beach or to work. And even if you’re a faithful sunscreen devotee like me, you’re still probably missing parts on your body that you are popular areas for skin cancer. Scary, right? Unfortunately you can’t get rid of any sun damage you may have already, but you can reduce your risk against any future issues and still enjoy the summer. Click through to the notes to learn what spots need some extra focus. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Many popular hairstyles, from beach waves to the top knot, rely on hair that isn’t freshly washed. Dirty, grungy, gritty texture is cool, so why would you want to use clarifying shampoo? A little grit can add texture and bounce to your mane, but too much and you’ll end up with greasy roots, limp strands, and no volume. If you like to go a few days in between washings you need to make your shampoos count. Even if you wash your hair every day or two you should do an occasional deep cleanse to remove product buildup, mineral deposits, and other deep level dirt. Learn more about clarifying your strands in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Alexander Wang Spring 2012

Dealing with greasy hair? You’d think your roots have a mind of their own, since sometimes they get oily fast and other times you forget how many days it’s even been since you’ve washed your hair. Greasy hair can be the result of your own genetic makeup, a gym session, or even the weather, but did you know that oily roots can be caused by stress? According to a recent Allure article, when you’re stressed it can affect hormone levels thus making your scalp oily. This makes sense since we often get breakouts when we’re freaking out and worried. But don’t lose hope, just breath in and out and click through to the notes to learn what products to use to combat oily roots. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →