Hair Today 

The only thing more important than a perfect pair of jeans to make you self-assured as you head out the door is to know that you've got good hair. Like the jeans you choose, your hairstyle is a way to show the world your personality without saying a word. Getting the look just right can be tricky business, so here's what Memphis stylists suggest you know so that your hair will say only the right things about you this spring.

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  • Gould's

"Natural feeling, more organic" is how Steve Napier of Gould's describes what's in this spring in hairstyles. Larry Delancey of Hi Gorgeous agrees that we will be seeing hair that is "flowy and really, really natural," with "lots of layers going back to the shag style." Expect to see lots of waves and curls, à la Cameron Diaz on the red carpet at this year's Oscars.

To achieve his look, Delancey recommends products from his Dlancey line of hair-care products, which are currently offered exclusively at Hi Gorgeous and were showcased at the 2007 Chicago Midwest Beauty show. He also likes Sexy Hair's Curly Sexy products, in particular the Curl Reactivator.

click to enlarge Gould's
  • Gould's

Napier suggests using ISO's Bouncy line of products, which includes shampoos and conditioners, curl-defining crème pomade, spray, and texture energizers that boost curls. He also likes Aveda's Be Curly line, which, in addition to shampoo and conditioner, includes Curl Enhancer and Curl Control. These tame frizz and add shine. To ensure that your hair is kept healthy, Napier also likes to use a product that protects hair from the heat of styling devices, such as Silk Result from Joico.

Also, in keeping with the natural, organic look of spring, Napier says that there's no better time than now to take your tresses up a few inches. This look mimics what's being seen in fashion, with cropped lengths and shorter red-carpet gowns. By removing weight from your hair by layering or shortening length, you'll "free the hair up for movement," he says.


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