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The sweaty, frizzy days of summer are waning, which means you can actually style your hair again. That makes it a great time to try out something new, and if you’re not quite ready for bangs, here are five ways to refresh your ’do without going near scissors.

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Flip Your Part

Yes, it's the oldest trick in the book, but that's because it really works: It's an instant way to add 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.) Add a hit of texture spray and you’ve got the easiest new style ever.

Get the look: Living Proof ($29)

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Upgrade Your Accessories

Nothing can replace your trusted hair ties, but we're loving the sleek new breed of clips and clasps we've been seeing. That doohickey above is called a bun cuff, and it makes messy topknots instantly polished (aka it's magic). 

Get the look: Chloe + Isabel ($45)

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...Or Try a Bandanna

Neck scarves are all the rage, but for an unexpected take on the trend, tie one around a pony or bun. It'll give you Girl Scout vibes in the best way possible. 

Get the look: Vanessa Mooney ($35)

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Repurpose Your Curling Iron

The secret to those sleek, brushed-out waves you've been seeing on celebs? The heat tools you already own: Use a large-barrel curling iron horizontally (see it in action here), or get the same effect by “bending” strands in alternating directions with a flatiron. Lock everything in with a shine mist and say hello to bombshell locks. 

Get the look: Eufora ($23)

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Play with Texture

Sleek and smooth or loose and carefree—why not both? The contrast of a slicked-back crown and cascading waves feels super fresh for fall. (And bonus: It keeps your hair out of your face.) If Beyoncé is doing it, we’re on board.

Get the look: Bumble and bumble ($29)

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