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Unruly strands can strike at any moment. Consider this your 911 for hair emergencies.Read More »from 5-Minute Hair Fixes
1. Fight Fuzzies
Smooth rebellious strands with a few swipes of clear mascara. "It dries almost instantly and controls flyaways without coating them in heavy silicone, which can make your hair look greasy," says Rhys.
Try: Maybelline New York Great Lash clear mascara, $6; at drugstores.
2. Mask Dirty Roots
Woke up too late to wash your hair? Reach for pretty layered headbands. 1. Pull your hair back into a ponytail with a clear elastic band. 2. Layer on two or three thin bands, starting about an inch from your hairline. "If you have broken or frizzy pieces, using multiple headbands will keep them from popping up," says Jet Rhys, owner of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. To ensure that you look office chic, not gym-ready, tilt each headband forward as you slide it on to create extra lift at the crown.
3. Lick a Cowlick
No, not literally. But if a patch of hair is always misbehaving, tame it with this
Why skimp on beauty sleep? Prime your hair before bed! These speedy A.M. styling tips will get you ready in no time.Read More »from How to Get Gorgeous Hair in Your Sleep
WAKE UP WITH ... PIN STRAIGHT HAIR
Works for: Straight, wavy or blown-out hair
Key Product: Smoothing Cream
Try: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème, $7; at drugstores.
1. Work a drop of smoothing cream into damp hair, then blow-dry until the hair is 80 percent dry, says stylist Bradley Irion.
2. Clip away a 3-inch-wide chunk of hair at the crown.
3. Take a 1-inch section of hair above your ear and wrap it over your head "like a headband," says Irion. Secure with pins.
4. Grab a section of hair behind the one you just wrapped and repeat, moving clockwise until your hair -- minus the section at the crown -- is wrapped into a beehive.
5. Comb the hair at the crown in the direction of the beehive, pinning as you go. Wear a silk headscarf overnight to protect hair.
If the bobby pins left any dents overnight, quickly smooth them
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These tricks from celebrity trainers work the parts that really matter at the gym or anywhere.Read More »from Slim Down, Tone Up: Quick Tips That Really Work
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The cable pulley system is one of the best ways to target the back, says Rebecca Kordecki, a trainer in N.Y.C. and L.A. who has worked with Raquel Welch. It's simple: Clip the rope attachment to the lower pulley and set the weight to 15 to 25 pounds. Stand about five feet away, facing the machine with your arms fully extended, and draw the rope handles to your waist, pulling your elbows close to your sides. Do three sets of 15, three days a week.
L.A.'s Gunnar Peterson, who has toned Kim Kardashian and Penélope Cruz, suggests this back-building move: Stand with a 1-liter water bottle in your right hand. Bend forward from the waist at a 45-degree angle. With one elbow bent 90 degrees and close to your side, pull your arm up and back, squeezing the back muscles. Aim for three sets of 15 reps, then switch arms.
Kacy Duke, a trainer at Equinox in N.Y.C.,