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Dana Hall, 27, Hoboken, New Jersey
As a runner training for a half-marathon and a speech pathologist working with special-needs children, Dana needs a hairstyle that can keep up with her busy lifestyle. "I wear a messy, just-got-out-of-bed bun every single day. Help!" she says.
"I'm getting nonstop compliments on my new style, and my styling routine is so speedy."
Take it easy. "Work with your natural wave," says stylist Abby Schlenger. Apply a bit of smoothing cream, like Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream ($31.80, moroccanoil.com for salons) onto damp hair, then sleep with it twisted into a bun.
Brush up. In the morning, only blow-dry the top section up and back with a natural-bristle round brush to add volume. Let this portion fall over the rest of your hair; it will cover and blend in with the air-dried portion underneath.
Stay in place. In between washings, wrap strands in a loose, low knot at night. "When you let it out in the morning, you'll have maintained that flowing, round bend," Schlenger says.