During my modeling days, we didn’t have a team of stylists for photo shoots. I had to do my hair myself. Here are a few of my favorite hairstyles and the tools that you can use to achieve the volume, hold, or sweep you’d like.

By Martha Stewart
March 21, 2016
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High Style

For such an updo, hairspray is essential to keep strands smoothed back. Look for a formula that offers a light hold, like this one, and an alcohol-free formula to prevent dryness.

Mike Krautter

Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray (Level 3 Hold), $7, pantene.com.

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Side Swept

Boar-bristle brushes distribute oils to deliver flawless, shiny strands. This one is stylist Kevin Marques's favorite.

Mike Krautter

Y.S. Park G-Series Curl Shine Styler brush, from $40, passionbeauty.com.

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Retro Flip

Aerated foams give hair body and help it look and feel thicker. Today's formulas are much softer to the touch and won't weigh fine hair down.

Mike Krautter

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full mousse, $10, johnfrieda.com.

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Lift Off

Using a lightweight spray, like this one, at the roots adds both volume and texture. Blow-dry hair with the air focused upward; backcomb for more height.

Mike Krautter

L'Oréal Paris Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist, $5, lorealparisusa.com.

Comments (19)

Anonymous
August 3, 2020
Martha always had class and beauty! The collar in her first photo is a Cowl collar.
Anonymous
July 31, 2019
I love all of your modeling shots.You have always been a classy lady.
Anonymous
May 16, 2019
I LOVE the "Cowgirl" shot, my favorite!
Anonymous
April 13, 2019
What stunning pictures! The hairstyles are classic-- and a little height contributes glamor & is flattering to women's faces. I'm guessing many people never knew Martha was a model-- thanks for sharing these!
Anonymous
April 4, 2019
I have to say, these took my breath away and took me back to my younger days. Absotoootly stunning! bernie
Anonymous
April 4, 2019
Do you ever have "Great Genes"...all the way round. A real Admirer originally from Brooklyn, NY......A senior now, and Brooklyn is an IN PLACE, just like NJ is!
Anonymous
April 4, 2019
Absolutely stunning! Martha, you should try the retro flip on your hair again!
Anonymous
February 15, 2019
Great Hair then and now. Beautiful woman then and now. Always a fan!
Anonymous
February 15, 2019
Always so helpful. Much appreciation.
Anonymous
February 3, 2019
You were a beautiful lady back in the day and you still are, I do think that you are so much cooler now. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom with us.
Anonymous
January 26, 2019
You are just as beautiful as you were then- and talented!
Anonymous
January 25, 2019
Very beautiful. She is so talented and smart.
Anonymous
January 25, 2019
Indeed! beautiful Martha then and now!
Anonymous
January 25, 2019
I did not know Martha was a model. AWESOME!
Anonymous
January 20, 2019
So beautiful then and now
Anonymous
January 20, 2019
Beautiful photos of a beautiful woman. Ageing gracefully is an art, and Martha has it down to a tee.
Anonymous
January 19, 2019
Beautiful then and beautiful now.
Anonymous
February 20, 2018
You are beautiful Martha.
Anonymous
December 8, 2017
Was that you in all the pictures?