Top-Secret Beauty Cheats Straight from the Pros

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"For easy beachy hair, put your hair in two pigtails, then spray them from the ends up with a texturizing salt spray. Twist into buns, then use a diffuser on them until hair is ... more 
Photo by: MCV Photo
"For easy beachy hair, put your hair in two pigtails, then spray them from the ends up with a texturizing salt spray. Twist into buns, then use a diffuser on them until hair is dry. Let your hair cool for five minutes, then release the buns. Bang: easy, beautiful beach hair."
- Christina Buzas, celebrity hairstylist
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Mon, May 13, 2013 6:06 PM EDT
By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29



Listen, we get that the artful application of the perfect cat-eye, or the mastery of an intricate braiding technique are accomplishments to take pride in, but sometimes we just don't have the energy to put that kind of effort into our daily routines.



Over the years, we've picked up some pretty great time-saving tips - line your inner rims with a nude eye pencil to make your eyes pop, spray dry shampoo on your roots to hide unwashed strands - but our usual go-tos were starting to feel a bit "been there, done that." Time to call in the pros.


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We tracked down 11 of the most creative and inventive minds in the beauty biz and coerced them into divulging their top-secret beauty cheats. These are the insider tricks that they use backstage and on their celebrity clients, when time is short and the stakes are high. And, every single one is a shortcut to a more gorgeous you, no tricky techniques or insane list of pricy products required.



What's that old saying - that cheaters never prosper? We beg to differ...



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