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Curly vs. sleek: how are you wearing your hair this winter?

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Curly vs. Sleek

Two looks that always seem to be at the center of hair debates is straight hair vs. curly hair. The grass always seems greener on the other side of the styling tool, so we decided to investigate the differences. Which one will you choose?

Curly hair

The hairstyle

Many different types of curls exist: Au naturel, tight retro ringlets à la 1940s or loose sexy Victoria's Secret Angel hair. All of them are very distinct looks but each has its own character and appeal.

The style

A very pretty look for curly hair is a half-up half-down hairstyle with a jeweled clip to hold everything together. Apply a red lipstick as a finishing touch to make the look extra dreamy and romantic.

What the editors say

One thing's for certain, curly hair adds body and fun to your hair. You can create a lot of different looks with curls, and your updos become very interesting with the added texture.

Sleek hair

The hairstyle

Sleek hair is a very coveted look. It's fairly easy to achieve if your hair is already naturally straight, otherwise it needs to be flat-ironed pin straight.

The style

Choose a well-defined part for your hair, either straight down the middle or a deep side one. Add a serum for additional shine and choose a smoky eye for your makeup, to achieve a sultry look like Mila Kunis's – perfect for a date.

What the editors say

To really pull off the sleek hair look, hair needs to be very healthy. It's important to use masks weekly and to get in-salon treatments once every few months to keep hair in tip-top condition.

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