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Practically Perfect Hair
Wear your hair between chin and shoulder length so it's short enough to air-dry and style quickly but long enough to pull back if you need to. It takes a lot of time to fight your hair's natural texture, so choose a cut that complements it. When you don't have time to style your bangs (or they're just not cooperating), use a wide (two-inch) headband to smooth them back. The band will look most stylish positioned close (about half an inch) to the hairline. Another morning quickie? After you've applied body lotion, hand cream, or sunscreen, smooth whatever is left on your hands over your hair to tame flyaways. If your hair looks dirty, spray the roots with hairspray—the alcohol in it absorbs excess oil.

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