Your New Haircut -- Day 2

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How to Deal with Change

While no hard-and-fast rules exist to cope with a drastic change, here are some key strategies for dealing with the following situations:

Bang bang: Wearing bangs for the first time can be a huge change. If your hair is curly, use hair balm to add control and shine before finger-drying or drying your hair with a blow-dryer.

Code color: Color-treated or permed hair needs to be defended from the elements. Sun exposure, over-shampooing, chlorine exposure, and heat-styling can weaken your hair's color and curl. To maintain shine and protect your hair, ask your stylist to recommend the proper shampoo and conditioner.

Multiple locks: Layered 'dos should be cut to be worn both naturally as well as styled. Make sure your stylist reviews styling options for your layered locks so you can maximize the cut's versatility.

Hack attack: Jumping from long to short hair is a drastic change by anyone's standards. Short hair can often be worn more than one way, but your second look will no longer be your old standby, the ponytail. Ask your stylist for a few styling ideas to have on hand to camouflage your bad hair days.

Follow these tips and you can dump the morning-after blues and become intoxicated with your new look!

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