Fall's New Coif the Updo

UPDATED 08/06/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/06/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

Slightly textured or sleek and sexy, the updo is an "effortless look that's easy to achieve," says Danilo, hairstylist to such stars as Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore. Work a volumizer and an anti-frizz cream into wet hair, then blow-dry. Brush hair into a ponytail and pin into a knot, smoothing sides. Set with hairspray. Flattering to all face shapes, it's an easy option if you don't have Kate Hudson's stylist.

Phytodéfrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, $22; phyto.com

Physique Volume Boosting Gel,$7; physique.com

Bumble and Bumble Does It All styling spray, $19; 800-7-BUMBLE

Power Brows

Tools help define the season's bold arch

Strong brows "should frame the eyes but not overpower your face," says brow specialist Robert Sweet William of the Garren New York Salon. To that end, pluck strays in the direction of hair growth from the inner corner of your eye outward with a flat or rounded tweezer. A stencil kit is also a great way to shape brows, using shades based on your hair color, not skin tone.

TWEEZERMAN Round Tip Tweezer, $20; tweezerman.com

SENNA'S Form-a-Brow Kit has a trio of powders...

...and three brow stencils for foolproof fill-ins. $38; sennacosmetics.com

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