3 Hair Makeovers Worth Trying
Add Polish With Bangs
"I am finishing my last semester of college and need to look more professional. Now I have the confidence to conquer the work world." —Angela Wu
YOUR TURN: Refine your current cut instantly with fringe. "Opt for a sideswept style," says Jasmine, a stylist at the Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City. "It's sophisticated but easier to maintain than a blunt cut, which requires semimonthly trims." One caveat: Ban bangs if you have curls, or you'll risk looking more poodle than professional.
Get Racy With Red
"They say blondes have more fun, but I'm having a total blast as a redhead!" —Holly Dawsey
YOUR TURN: Skip boxed color, and hit the salon. A pro will know which shade of red (there's a wide spectrum) is best for your skin tone. Before your appointment, condition with a hair mask to hydrate dry hair so color absorbs evenly, says Christopher Cilione, a colorist at Oscar Blandi. Plan on monthly touch-ups, as red fades the fastest.