Want to healthy up your hair, practically overnight? It's possible. These three women needed a total hair resuscitation, so we paged the country's top stylists and colorists, and they swooped in to repair the damage. Oh, the beauty drama…
The Diagnosis: Blessed with thick hair, Iva had no complaints—until she started graying. She liked her regal silver streaks, but not the challenge of having two hair textures at once: coarse grays and smoother brunette areas. The problem was compounded by a poufy, helmetlike cut.
The Treatment: To help tame Iva's flyaway-prone gray strands, stylist Julien Farel used his own grapeseed oil– and panthenol-infused restorative treatment: Julien Farel De-Frizz Restore ($33, julienfarel.com). When he picked up the scissors, Farel gave Iva what he calls a "fox bob." "It's longer at the front, short in back, and piece-y at the ends," he says.
The After-Care: "I love this style—it feels so timeless and chic," Iva says of her new cut. To keep it that way, she'll want to use Farel's smoothing treatment once or twice a week to keep errant silver strands in check. For everyday, a cream like Dove Youthful Vitality Silk Crème ($6, drugstores) will make her hair soft and manageable.