The Reputation as an It Girl
"An It Girl gets other women to stare...and then follow her lead," says Normant (who has helped stars like Sarah Jessica Parker achieve trendsetter status). Short hair is the boldest option (and a Yale study found that cropped locks convey the most confidence), but if youre not ready to lose length, blunt-cut bangs produce a similarly strong effect. (Leave them a bit longer on one end so you also can rock a side-swept look.) Keep the rest of your hair straight but sultry by working a texturizing foam through dry strands (try V05 Extreme Styling Weightless Volumizing Mousse, $3.49) before you flatiron.