Are you a slave to your curling iron? "Pin curls can give you the same barrel curl," says Carmel Bianco, a New York City-based hairstylist. And you don't need a whole head of pins to achieve the look. "If you put a few of them on the top layers of your hair and simply scrunch the bottom, you can get pretty corkscrew curls with minimal effort and no damage."
Step 1: Prep Locks
When hair is still damp, work a volumizing mousse throughout, then wait until hair is almost dry. Starting at the top of the head, as close to the roots as possible, take a 1- to 2-inch piece of hair and wrap it around your finger.
Step 2: Pin It In Place
Slide the hair off your finger and secure the curl against the scalp with a pincurl clip (to hold it in place). Repeat with small sections all over the scalp.
Step 3: Fluff and Tousle
Once hair is completely dry, take out pins and spritz with finishing spray. For a very curly look, use your fingers to style; for a softer look, use a brush.