ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

1 of 10 Fernando Milani

You don’t have to worry about using a hot fryer to blow this one out; weave in natural-texture to preserve your own hair from the drying elements of the sun. To keep the scalp moisturized, try Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Oil.

2 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

To maintain this long layered bob, wrap hair at night, then flip the ends with a flat iron in the morning. To protect hair from heat, apply Tresemme Instant Heat Tamer Styling Spray.

3 of 10 Michael Brandt

What’s fantastic about the combination of highlights and curls is that the color calls attention to the waves. Golden, auburn and honey browns are excellent options, but don’t forget to incorporate shine with Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray.

4 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Give movement and definition to your bob with light layers and highlights. To keep hair sleek and chic, apply Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum before you blow-dry.

5 of 10 Fernando Milani

Place handmade custom-colored clip-on pieces into the hair to create wonderful highlights without the dryness often associated with permanent color. To add definition to ends, try a product like Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade.

6 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

A long highlighted bang gives great sass to any look. Spray pieces with Ojon Revitalizing Mist, a great leave-in conditioner that you can use alone or before heat styling.

7 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

A fly wig is a great staple. Not only does it allow you to zip out the door in minutes, but you can also play with color, length and texture.

8 of 10 Alex Beauchesne

Layered bangs were enhanced with a track for thickness and color. Use a ceramic flat iron to create this face framing finish.

9 of 10 Fernando Milani

This style isn’t for the sistah who likes every strand to fall into place; it looks best when loosely finger-styled and deliberately undone. Try Bed Head Rubber Rage styling wax for definition.

10 of 10 Haitem

Longer pieces at the crown give this style the illusion of length. Add a pop of color to the tips for versatility that takes you from office professional to party girl. Apply a dime-size amount of Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops to amp up the shine.


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