13 Genius Pro Hair Care Tips and Tricks

Bet you never thought of a sock as a styling tool.


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Kiss Bad Hair Days Goodbye

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1. Minimize frizz in natural curls with a microfiber towel—gently press out excess water instead of rubbing. Paul Cucinello, celebrity stylist and creative director at Chris Chase Salon in NYC


2. Boost shine by finishing a blow-dry with a blast of cool air. Paul Labrecque, hairstylist and owner of Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa


3. Use a sock to achieve a perfectly rounded bun. Cut off the toe and roll sock into a doughnut shape. Make a ponytail on top of your head. While holding the pony straight up, place “doughnut” around the top. Roll it down while tucking hair around it until you reach the base. Secure loose pieces with bobby pins and finish with a spritz of strong-hold hairspray. Christo, global artistic director of Christo Fifth Avenue and Curlisto Systems


4. Camouflage roots by applying matte eye shadow one shade darker than your hair color with a fluffy eye shadow brush. Then zigzag your part and add a spritz of hairspray to keep shadow in place. Christyn Nawrot, Phyto national educator


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School of Locks

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5. Create curls without an iron. Wrap a small section of damp hair 2.5 times around a round brush and blast with heat until dry. Secure in a pin curl shape, and continue with other sections. Simon Miller, KMS global hairstylist


6. Re-activate styling products by lightly spritzing water all over strands and tousling with fingers.Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in Solana Beach, CA


7. Always style your bangs first, before they dry on their own and get frizzy. Alli Webb, founder of Drybar


8. Eliminate flyaways—apply a little hairspray onto an eyebrow spoolie and swipe along your hairline. Sadah Saltzman, hairstylist at Salon AKS in NYC


9. Get the most out of a hair mask by first removing dirt, oil and product buildup with a clarifying shampoo.Paul Cucinello, celebrity stylist and creative director at Chris Chase Salon in NYC


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Time-Saving Hacks

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10. Shampoo only your roots and scalp—the rest of your hair will get cleaned as shampoo rinses out. Simon Miller, KMS global hairstylist


11. Only wash hair every three days. The more often you cleanse, the more you strip your scalp of its protective oils—triggering it to produce more oil. If hair Starts to feel dirty, rinse and condition only the ends. Paul Cucinello, celebrity stylist and creative director at Chris Chase Salon in NYC


12. Product placement is key for the best results. Volumizers (mousses and sprays) are meant for the roots; pre-blow-dry oils and creams should be used on mid-shaft to ends. Alli Webb, founder of Drybar


13. No time to suds up? Rub a teaspoon of baby powder between hands and massage onto roots and oily areas, then blow-dry on the cool setting to get rid of excess powder. Christo, global artistic director of Christo Fifth Avenue and Curlisto Systems