Mary J. BligeTHE LOOK Above-the-ear bob with bangs HOW-TO Apply a relaxing gel to wet hair. Using a large nylon-bristled brush, pull two-inch sections of hair taut and blow-dry aiming the nozzle down in order to get the hair straight. "Use a small round brush to smooth out ends and give a little flip to the bangs without making them poufy," says stylist Joaquin Hortal of N.Y.C.'s NAO salon. INSIDER TRICK "Nylon brushes are best for managing super thick hair," says Hortal. BUY ONLINE NOW Spornette Provo Tourmaline Round Brush Series, $14; www.folica.com.