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Great Lengths: 5 Tips for Growing Out Your Hair—with Style-Brunette

Sunday
10/02/2011
Brunette, Accessories and Style, General Hair Care
Whether you're growing out a pretty pixie cut or getting ready to add length to a stylish brunette bob, there's no need to go through that "awkward" phase we all dread. You know the one we mean—all uneven lengths and unruly ends. Keep these 5 essential tips in mind to make sure your cut—whatever the length—is always flattering.
  1. 1. Enlist Your Stylist

    When it comes to growing out your hair, there's no need to go it alone. Tell your stylist your plans and get his or her expert advice for your particular hair type. Then be sure to schedule regular trims. It may seem counterintuitive to keep cutting back while you're trying to go long, but the regular upkeep will keep your hair soft and healthy-looking.

  2. 2. Embrace Your Bangs

    Creating interest around your face can mean the difference between arresting and awkward. Try angling your bangs so they have a stylish shape as they grow out. Opting for a flattering, side-swept part can also add definition to your style and face.

  3. 3. Be an Artful Dodger

    Conceal uneven ends with silky curls and waves, or embrace the different lengths with a natural, tousled style. For an evening out, consider making a statement with glossy, slick-backed hair, a style many celebs and models have been rocking on the red carpet. Another daring fix? Straighten uneven layers around the face with a flatiron to give your style a bold, confident look. If you're growing out a pixie cut, try moving gracefully into a bob, then disguise your in-between phase with inventive updos—try loose buns and ponytails until you've hit the perfect, feminine shag.

  4. 4. Find the Right Products

    Beautiful, long, brunette hair starts with healthy hair. To keep locks healthy-looking, polished, and full of movement, use Full Repair® Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner, which repair the look and feel of overworked hair. Treat fine-textured hair with Full Repair® Perfect Ends Sheer Mist, or medium textured hair with Full Repair® Perfect Ends Deep Infusion—formulated with lightweight, omega-3 rich Inca Inchi oil, the Perfect Ends treatments weightlessly reverse the look and feel of damage on lengths and ends to leave hair smooth and shiny.

    To refresh your volume when hair starts to fall flat throughout the day, spray Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher at the roots and work through with your fingers. This innovative spray is also an amazing tool for adding texture and playing up a tousled style—perfect for hair that's on its way from short to long. Finish any look with Luxurious Volume Extra-Hold Hairspray, a lightweight spray that locks in volume without drying out hair.

    To bring out shine and dimension while growing out your brunette locks, use Brilliant Brunette® Multi-Tone Revealing Daily Shampoo and Conditioner. This salon-inspired formula contains Enriching Technology with sweet almond oil and crushed pearls, rehydrates and revitalizes dull, dry, brittle hair for renewed silkiness and exceptional shine.

  5. 5. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

    As your hair goes from short to long, make friends with pretty clips, silky scarves, and elegant headbands. The right piece can beautifully disguise uneven lengths and give your look a polished, fashion-forward feel.

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