"As a beauty junkie, I am usually game to try anything and everything out there, but on a recent vacation when I spotted a woman with crunchy, wet-looking curls, I was reminded of the one beauty look that I absolutely hate. As a gal with natural waves, I struggled with my hair all the way through middle and high school, desperately trying to find a product that actually made my naturally limp waves look decent. As a result, I ended up with a bathroom full of mousses and spray gels that promised 'touchable' curls, only to have my hair end up crispy and tangled — not a good look. So I ended up hitting the flat iron all the time, convinced that I had the worst hair type ever. I remain terrified of all mousse-and-gel-type products to this day."
— Tara Rasmus, assistant beauty editor
Photographed by Chantal Adair; Photo: MCV Photo