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When you and your hair have a domestic dispute and you're stuck leaving the house looking less than your best, it can be a mega confidence killer. Sure, we all have to accept certain beauty woes, but when it comes to the head, the right product and some hot tips should really be able to cure whatever ails you.Enter Shin An and her new Santa Monica salon, Shin, a zen space that's the equivalent to a whiskey on the rocks after a long week (she actually might even offer you one!). Thanks to a cult following so hard core they've been dubbed "Shinheads," you know this stylist is the real deal. We recently visited Shin, chopped off six inches, and just when we thought we'd cry (as per usual), ended up over the moon! So, we've asked the coiff queen to offer her insights on every plait predicament from the frizzies to uncontrollable curls, and we swear, she really gets to the root of every problem.