1. Part the Middle

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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your nose and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even middle part. A middle part is a great way to make small, round face shapes appear longer and thinner.

2. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

3. Blow-dry Bangs Forward

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When blow-drying your bangs forward, clip your hair back leaving only your bangs out. Position your bangs evenly in your brush, taking the hair in a forward direction. Blow-dry from roots to ends, keeping the tension consistent, and evenly distribute heat over the whole section of hair that you are working on. Repeat until the hair is dry. This will stop any frizz that may occur.

4. Use a Paddle Brush

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A paddle brush is used for detangling the hair and can be used to smooth out straight hair when blow-drying or styling. It is a must have for every household.

5. Blow-dry Using a Paddle Brush

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Working in sections starting from the back, place the paddle brush close to the roots and drag it through the strands slowly, taking care not to overheat your hair. Once dry, continue to a new section, completing the back, the sides and then the top section last of all.

6. Use a Straightening Iron

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When straightening your hair, first make sure that your hair is completely dry. Then, section your hair off starting from the back/nape using a comb. Straighten your hair starting from the roots and working your way down to the ends using your comb as your guide. Make sure not to leave the straightening iron in one spot for more than 3 seconds. For more information about straightening techniques click here.

7. Style Sides Out Using Gel-wax

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Pinch and drag your hair in an upwards motion using gel-wax. Using gel-wax will give luster and shine with soft texture.

8. Style the Right Side Forward and Wispy Using Gel-wax

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Apply a small amount of gel-wax to your fingers and then pinch and pull the ends on the right side of your hairstyle forward. This will create shine and texture. Be careful not to use too much product or your hair can look greasy.

9. Style the Left Side Forward and Wispy Using Gel-wax

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Apply a small amount of gel-wax to your fingers and then pinch and pull the ends on the left side of your hairstyle forward. This will create shine and texture. Be careful not to use too much product or your hair can look greasy.

10. Style Bangs Forward Using Gel-wax

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Apply a small amount of gel-wax to your fingertips and then using your fingers, rake through your bangs to the ends for shine and texture.

11. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.