Angela Soto, a Brooklyn-based hairstylist, sees her world through the lens of '90s California: "I was raised in Orange County, so everything I do and wear is inspired by old-school skate culture," she says. Soto gave her naturally curly bob a "Christy Turlington meets skater girl" update with messy waves and a whole bunch of texture.
Golden Rules for Faking Fuller Hair
Stylist Angela Soto of Whittemore House Salon in New York City recommends an updated James Dean look. "Pushed back on top with some height also gives volume," she says. "As long as the top has texture, that will keep the look fresh, young, and modern."
Shampoo and Blow-Dry Regularly:
"You want to be sure to shampoo daily, as to not let the hair get oily or weighed down," Bryant says. "This also keeps the scalp stimulated." For daily care, Soto recommends applying Oribe Crème for Style (a product favored by her clients for its scent) to wet locks before blow-drying for volume and texture.
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This Cali transplant boasts quite the resume: She's done stints at Warren-Tricomi and Bumble & bumble, styled runway shows (Diesel, Max Azria, Herve Leger) and worked with everyone from Lady Gaga to Sharon Osbourne. All impressive, but what we love most is how well she handles textured tresses and long locks (like her own). And though Mizu is uptown, don't judge a salon by its neighborhood: The vibe here is buzzy, bubbly and so not snotty.
Cuts start at $90 for men$130 for women.
505 Park Ave between 59th and 60th St (212-688-6498, mizunewyork.com)
45 Grove St.
When a razor-wielding stylist transformed our hair's texture from fine to feathery, we feared there was no way out—short of being plucked. Word of mouth led us to Soto, who has a reputation for rescuing botched haircuts. She evened out our wispy layers, delicately slicing near-uniform ends that made our strands appear sleeker and almost twice as full. We were so thrilled with the results, we could have floated all the way home.