Daring 'Do-Over: Have This, Try This

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Daring 'Do-Over: Have This, Try This
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Have the hair ho-hums? A snip there or color here or will instantly revitalize your lackluster locks. Too afraid to chop off inches or go for a dramatic color change? Don't worry, sometimes even the most subtle changes can revitalize your look, making your hair stop-and-look-at-me worthy.

Have Long Hair?
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Have Long Hair?

There is no denying long hair is beautiful, but if you want to go for a drastic change, consider a modern pixie cut. "Really talk to your stylist before cutting a lot of length," cautions Steve David, owner of the Steve David Salon in Los Angeles. "It can be very dramatic. It's best to cut length gradually rather than just whack it."

Try a Short New 'Do
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Try a Short New 'Do

Women are often nervous about cutting their hair, but if you have the right face and neck for it, this may be the look for you. "If you have the bones and a long neck," said David, "short hair will look great on you."

No Bangs?
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No Bangs?

Hold your scissors! Long, healthy hair is beautiful. There is no need to go and chop it all off. But if you want a change without losing length, try adding fringe to your look.

Go Bangs
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Go Bangs

According to Juan Florentino, senior stylist at the Jose Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, "You can add fringe to frame your eyes and cheekbones."

Hair Too Coifed?
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Hair Too Coifed?

Prim and proper has a time and place, but sometimes it's okay to let your hair go.

Mess It Up
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Mess It Up

It's time to give your round brush a break. Change your styling routine by using your fingers to pull through your hair while blow drying to get a totally different texture, suggests David. You may be surprised how sexy un-coifed hair can be.

One Color, One Note?
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One Color, One Note?

"Color your hair differently," said David. "Instead of doing your routine, full highlight, do a 'colorplate' underneath a layer of hair."

Two Colors, Too Good
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Two Colors, Too Good

You can change the whole hairstyle by adding a bit of a color, which can also add texture to the hair.

Have a Middle Part?
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Have a Middle Part?

Try something new that doesn't require a trip to the salon. Even the subtlest change, like moving your part, can make a big impact.

Try a Side Part
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Try a Side Part

"Part your hair differently," said David. "It’s a great thing to make a change without doing it something drastically different."

Always Use the Same Product?
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Always Use the Same Product?

Product can revolutionize your hair every day, regardless of length or hair type. If you are used to using smoothing serums, try a product that will give you lift, movement or waves instead.

Try Different Products for Different Days
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Try Different Products for Different Days

Don't get stuck in the same old routines. A simple change in product can give you an entirely new look. Monday, try smoothing serum; Tuesday, play with beach spray; Wednesday, use a waxy pomade...you get the picture.

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