Wrap a long, lightweight, solid-color scarf around your waist and knot it loosely just in front of one hip bone. The dangling ends will make you look longer and leaner. More Tips >
Dry scalp? Massage with warm olive oil and cover with a shower cap for 10 minutes to soothe itching and dryness.
Complement your tresses and stand out with primary colors like yellow and sapphire. Try solid tops and dresses in rainbow shades to find the one most flattering to your complexion.
At the end of a blow-dry, hit the cool setting for a few seconds. It will seal the cuticle and leave hair shiny.
Battle bikini-line bumps by changing your razor frequently. Not only will your shave be closer, you'll also avoid bacteria buildup on the blade, which could otherwise cause irritation.
Dye and accessories from your local fabric store are an inexpensive way to add zing to your wardrobe. Make a cardigan sparkle with crystal buttons, or dye a plain white oxford a bright hue.
Ridges in your nails? Buff each nail gently for five to 10 seconds with a fine-grade emery board. If you feel heat or friction, back off, says Julie Serquinia, owner of The Paint Shop.
Makeup that contains sunscreen is no substitute for the real deal. If you'll be outside for any length of time, prep the skin with a high-potency sunscreen, then apply makeup.
Hot oil treatments are ideal for adding moisture to coarse hair but will drag down fine or color-treated hair. Instead, choose a deep-conditioning cream enriched with a protein like keratin.
Extend the life of your hair color by asking your colorist about pigment-containing shampoos and conditioners, says hair guru Tom Brophy.
For an oily scalp, condition only the lower two-thirds of the hair. Massaging conditioner into the roots could make your scalp oilier, says Tom Brophy of Tom Brophy Hair.
Let your colorist know how you spend your time so you can prevent such color mishaps as a golden-blond tone that gives off a green hue under fluorescent office lighting.