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Redefining "Mom Hair"

By Jon Charles of Jon Charles Salon, Mpls.

When you see a mom walk into a meeting at 8:00 a.m. looking fresh, trendy, and coiffed you may wonder, "How does she do it?" The answer is, in large part due to her has mastery of the tricks needed to create great "mom hair." Beautiful mom hair requires a few very important steps: First and foremost, the hair must be versatile. Wherever Mom goes; the pool, soccer field, or boardroom, her hair must move. One of the tricks to accomplishing this is to "own" your hair. In other words, be realistic about what you are working with.

Once you've figured it out, here is what you can do:

If your hair is curly: wash your hair less often, use hair products specific to curly hair, dry your hair naturally, and buy the best book ever, Curly Girl, by Lorraine Massey. The best haircut for curly hair is a fresh, long layered cut, and if you have bangs, let them grow. Very little or no bangs is the way to go this spring.

If your hair is fine and your ponytail is small (smaller than Paris Hilton's pinky), cut it off. Keep your hair short to medium length and do not over layer. Fine hair needs color; a highlight and lowlight will grow out better than an all-over color (tint). Ask your stylist to place your highlights in the interior of your hair and not around the part; this will make the color last longer. The hot spring haircut for fine hair is a severely angled, partially layered bob. Angle it forward if you have a thin chin, and angle back for a full face (think Vic Beckham). When working with fine hair, use very little product, your style will last longer.

For those moms with thick hair that sometimes gets heavy and hot in the warmer temperatures, you can always pull it back. Just make sure you lose the scrunchy. Instead, consider purchasing hair pins (you can find great ones on EBay from $1-$5), and you can really have fun dressing your hair up. Also, this spring is a great time to take the plunge and cut off 3 to 4 inches of that beautifully thick hair, and go for a "broom bob." (Your kids will think you are so hip.) And remember, thick hair's best friend is a shower cap. Do not wash and style your hair everyday.

Spring is a great time to bond with your hairstylist and make the leap into a new hair style!

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