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Had the same style for as long as you can remember? Perhaps it’s time to get creative. For a look that says “I just stepped off my super-yacht”, spray (4) Toni & Guy Messy Salt Spray ($15.99, 1800 061 027) onto wet hair, mess it up, then blast it with a hairdryer. Hair looking a bit thin? Redken Cerafill Hair Re-Densifying Treatment ($49.95, 1300 650 170) will improve scalp health and growth and thicken the hair shaft. Give flat hair a boost with L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Instant Resurfacing Shampoo ($ 26, 1300 651 141). Luxury spa consultant and former model Nigel Franklyn knows what it takes to keep skin looking its best. “Be consistent with your routine,” he says. “If you wet-shave, To get the most from your shave, Emma Hobson, education manager for The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica suggests using a face brush to prep skin, and leaving 15-20 minutes between waking up and shaving. “Fluids accumulate in the skin overnight and if you shave the skin while it’s still puffy, it won’t be as close.” An exfoliating scrub will help to prevent ingrown hairs. The ( 2) Dermalogica Shave Kit ($ 52, 1800 659 118) is a shaving tool box that includes a post-shave balm, shave cream, scrub and pre-shave guard.
A razor with multiple blades, such as Schick Quattro Titanium ($ 8.99, available from Priceline), will help to lessen the chances of irritation, Franklyn says. He warns not to pull the skin so tight that the razor cuts the hair below the skin line. “This will cause razor bumps and ingrown hairs.”
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