This story was originally published on September 17.]
In the beauty department, there's perhaps no more agonizing moment of "grass is always greener" than the one that involves a gal's tresses. If your hair is stick straight, you pray for ringlets; if you've got a massively thick mop, you'd kill for a thinner coiff. And the list goes on. And on. And on.
Well, whether you're rocking a Carey Mulligan pixie or a Brigitte Bardot bouffant, we firmly believe that you should flaunt what you've got. That's exactly why we went out on a mission to find versatile strands from across the Southland
in a true celebration of tendrils. Click through to see your beautiful L.A. brethren's braids, mohawks, and dreads. Plus, if you feel any hair envy creeping up, don't worry; all of these real-life beauties gave us tips, too. The most important lesson, of course: Even if you're far from Pantene-commercial status, let your hair down and shake what your mama gave ya!Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!
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