4 Hair-DOs From An Industry Insider

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As the mama of a rowdy 3 year old and a brand new baby, I know that getting ready can be a
total hassle. We all do! But with a little know-how and the right products, looking your best can be a breeze. So skip the ponytail and try one of these easy (no, seriously!) looks instead.

Wavy Lady

This staple style goes far beyond the summer months and works for a variety of hair lengths and textures. Check out Holly Sample’s bob-length waves and a longer style on your

If you already have a natural wave or curl, simply let hair air dry and lightly scrunch with
hairspray. My fave? Bain de Terre Passion Flower Color Brightening Finishing Spray (it smells like a dream, locks in your style AND is a great deal!) 

If your hair is stick straight, try a curl enhancing product like AG Hair Beach Bomb. Simply work through your hair and blowdry with a diffuser (also known as that weird prong attachment that came with your blow dryer!)

Play It Straight

Mama April Dawn’s best hair day is super straight and smooth. No matter your hair type, you’re going to need a straightener for this one, but protecting hair from heat damage is key! Start by spraying a heat protectant like Healthy Sexy Hair Flat Iron Spray throughout hair after blow drying. Straighten hair in two-inch
sections and let cool. 
Fun fact heat softens the hair, making it easier to manipulate to your desired look. Cool air sets the style. Always let hair cool after styling!
Finish this style with a product to add shine. I love Sebastian Shine Define because it’s light and doesn’t weigh hair down the way some shine serums do.

Go For Glam

 Ok, ok… so this one isn’t quite as easy. But if you have a fun night out planned, carve out a little extra time to create a style that will have you looking and feeling your very best. CityMoms Marcie, Stacey & Jeanine all look so, so gorgeous!
When volume and hold are key, start your style with a whip or a mousse 
I know what you’re thinking… “mousse?! who uses mousse?!” But it works!
Apply an egg size dollop of mousse to your palms and work through from root to tip. Try Big Sexy Hair Big
Attitude Bodifying Mousse
, which truly lives up to its name! Blow dry using a round brush and let cool. Use a curling iron or wand to create your desired look for
an old Hollywood look like Marcie, try a tool with a 1 ¼ inch barrel. For a tighter curl like Stacey’s,
try a barrel that’s ¾ to 1 inch. And for a wide curl at the ends of your hair like Jeanine, get the
biggest barrel you can find! A 1 ½ to 2 inch barrel works well here. Finish your style with a heavy
duty hairspray like Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray.

Blowout Babe

The easiest style of all...when someone else does it! 
Head to CityMom FAVORITE salon The Beauty Lounge or a blowout bar like Carmel’s Do-Tique. Treat yourself to a session with one of the stylists behind the incredible styles on Ashley and Michelle. 
Stretch your blowout a couple extra days by covering with a shower cap while showering and spraying your roots with a dry shampoo like Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! .

What is your go-to style? Tell us about your styling tips!

Who is your favorite go-to stylist?

Come on, dish with us! We are all girlfriends here.

Opinions expressed in this post are that of the author. theCityMoms are not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in the post.*
*The Beauty Lounge is tCM sponsor but did not compensate us for the link contained.
Melanie is the mom of two boys and enjoys working as a Freelance Marketing Manager. She loves reading, hiking, exploring Indy and renovating her house with her husband Michael. Her favorite family hangouts include the Central Library, Holliday Park, and Bongo Boy Music School. She drinks iced tea by the gallon and makes constant Mad Men references. Follow her on Twitter @mel_allen.

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