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YOUR LOOK hairstyles By Kristy Schanel Time to Loosen Up Since the weather is so much nicer to us in the winter, we should take advantage and let our hair down his 2012 winter season is about using the gold standard, classic styling with a bit of an edge. Considering there is less humidity in the air during our fall and winter months, it is much easier to leave your locks loose, easy and a bit unkempt. For our model, Miranda, I chose a soft, classic wave with some texture. The texture gives it a “windswept” look that was shown in abundance throughout the 2012 Fashion Week. This look can be softer, like what I used on Miranda, or you can be more liberal with this style. Keeping with the softer look is a great way to take you from day to night, without having to worry much about dealing with your hair for the rest of the day. Especially since most of us are in and out of layers of clothing, scarfs and coats, throughout those chilly days. The idea with this style is to leave it slightly disheveled and let go of the perfection factor. This can be hard to do for some of us. I know, I’m one of them. But you need to just learn to let go and have fun with it. This is a simple way to create some body and style for all hair types and is especially complementary to all face shapes. You only need a few tools and products to maintain this look—a curling iron or hot rollers (no smaller than one inch), metal hair pins, light and medium hold hairspray, and a comb. Here are the simple steps on how to achieve this look. T PHOTO BY TED WEST Model Miranda Fenzau, from Orland Park, Illinois, placed as first runner-up in the Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 Pag- eant. The 16-year old Marist High School student has been featured on the runway as well as commercial print work, and even has an American Girl Doll modeled after her likeness. 30 PAGEANTRY PREPPING YOUR HAIR Start with clean, dry hair. Then spray a light-hold hairspray throughout the hair. I used L’oreal Professional Infinium 2 for hold, shine and heat protection. SETTING THE STYLE You want to begin with a section in the back of your head, at the nape of your neck. Do not make your section bigger than the size of your tool, whether it be hot rollers or curling iron. Tip: the smaller your tool is, the tighter the curl. Section the rest of the hair