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You’re bored and you want a change—we hear you. But if the thought of scissors in your stylist’s hand scares the crap out of you, stay cool. We’ve got a few easy things you can do to freshen up your hairstyle without chopping off any of your precious locks.

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We’re not tricking you. A simple flip really does work wonders. Basically, it adds volume at the roots because your hair hasn't yet been trained to lie in that direction. (It's also a great way to extend a blowout an extra day.) Hit it with some surf spray for texture and you’ve got the easiest new style ever.

Try: Bumble and Bumble ($29)

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Why choose between sleek and smooth or loose and carefree when you can do both? The contrast of a slicked-back crown and cascading waves feels super fresh for fall. Hey, if Beyoncé is doing it, we’re on board.

Try: Oribe ($44)

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Chopping your locks is a bold move that is not for the faint of heart. But what if we told you there’s a way to give yourself a chic bob without picking up the scissors? All you have to do is pull your hair together at the nape of your neck, tie it near the ends with an elastic band, tuck the ends under and pin in place. There’s even a special pony tool to help you do it.

Try: Scünci ($8)

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If you’re anything like us, you’re crushing on those brushed-out waves all the celebs are sporting. And the secret to getting the look is already in your bathroom. Use a flatiron to “bend” strands in alternating directions or take a large-barrel curling iron and work it horizontally (see it in action here) to get the same effect. Folks, it really is this easy. Then lock in the look with a shine oil and get on with your day.

Try: Davines ($23)

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We know hair ties are your best friends, but it’s time to take them to the next level. We're loving this little thing called a bun cuff (pictured above). It takes a messy topknot—when you’re having a lazy hair day—and gives it an instant edge.

Try: Chloe + Isabel ($45)

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