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Surviving a Bad Hair Day

Experts share their tips for taming hair that's out of control.

Hair Styling: Quick Tips continued...

"Permanent extensions are a great way to add fullness, length, or even highlights to your hair," says Gamba. This red-carpet look doesn't come cheap though, says Gamba. The cost for that full head of hair runs as high as $2,000.

Less expensive -- and some say easier to wear -- are the new clip-on extensions. Costing as little as $50, they use tiny, nearly invisible clips to attach to your real hair in seconds. You layer them, building volume, until you arrive at the look you like.

For an even quicker fix, try a clip on ponytail or bun. Pull your own hair back and pin in place, and clip on a brand new look! Costing between $25 and $100, they can add instant glamour and pizzazz -- and they stay put. You can dance the night away!

Finally, when it comes to truly instant glamour, don't overlook the power of a wig. It can also offer you an instant change of color, style, or length. Now if you're thinking hot, heavy, mannequin-fake hair, guess again. Today's synthetic wigs are whisper-light, many are capless, and most are heat-set into a permanent style that requires nothing more than popping it out of the box, giving it a quick shake and "voila" -- it's an instant great hair day!

With additional reporting by Carol Sorgen.

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