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How to Recreate the Best Hairstyles from Martha's Modeling Days

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.

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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.

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

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Side Swept

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

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

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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.

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full mousse, $10,

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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.

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L’Oréal Paris Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist, $5,