When your hair is freshly blown out, life just seems...better. But getting to that bouncy, shiny, mood-altering state can require multiple tools and more than a little elbow grease. The new John Frieda Hot Air Brush ($40; amazon.com
) simplifies things, sending hot, hair-smoothing air directly through a vented round brush. Our technique: Let your hair dry at least 50 percent (why do more work than you have to?), then move in with the blow-dryer brush. Run it through the length of your hair to smooth frizz, then rotate it at the ends and hold for a few seconds for a slight curl (and extra bounce). We've even found the John Frieda contraption handy for smoothing our style the day after (or, sometimes, three days after) a shampoo and blow-dry.