Salon stylists just have the magic touch. Every time they're put to the test, they leave us with gorgeous, healthy-looking, can't-stop-running-our-hands-through-it hair that we convince ourselves we'll be able to recreate each morning thereafter, with just a few quick changes to our ho-hum routine. But, no matter how closely we pay attention to our stylist's expert twists and tousles, or how sincere we are when we say we won't miss that one crucial step that they promised would make all the difference, it doesn't take much for our earnest efforts to crumble.
We yank, we tear, and we skip using the protective hair-care products we know we need because, in the end, our laziness — or lack of technique — overpowers all. But, the truth is, you can
nail flawless salon hair at home — and our own staffers are proof.
With wintry winds preparing to barrel down on us, now is the time to get your hair, and your routine, in tip-top shape. So, we got the hair secrets and tricks of four R29ers who manage to have perfect-looking hair every day — and they're shockingly simple. Since these smart techniques and hair hacks are coming from people whose styling repertoires are probably on par with yours, there's no excuse for not following suit. From no-nozzle blowdrying and DIY oil masks to Pantene's
root-lifting sprays and curl-enchanting whips, these healthy hair hacks will make your stylist proud.
Photographed by Kristiina Wilson; Hair by Jason Murillo; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Haley Loewenthal