Elle Magazine August 2010

Maxine Salon in Chicago featured in Elle Magazine August 2010Elle Beauty
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Long & Straight

The best performance for sleek strands goes to golden girl Reese Witherspoon, with hitmaker Beyoncé coming in a close second. The secret to Witherspoon's covetable style? "I cut face-framing layers from the top of the head, not by holding them out to the side," says her stylist, Mark Townsend. "This adds bounce and keeps ends from looking stringy." And because straight hair reflects the most light, her style boasts extra shine. "this style is so popular because it's superflattering," says Sanda Petrut, a senior stylist at Chicago's posh Maxine Salon. "The long, chin-length layers accentuate the cheekbones and add sexy yet sophisticated movement to the hair—something every woman wants."