Hair disasters are a fact of life.

Until the polythene-bag-over-the-head look hits the fashion and beauty world and catwalks, limit the damage with some hair first-aid.
1. Be prepared: Always carry Kirby grips and an elastic band in your handbag.

So, if you get caught up in the rain, you can quickly pin back your fringe or twist your hair into a simple, chic bun at the nape of your neck.

2. Get fresh: A great fringe can draw attention away from a heedful of hair trouble. "If just your fringe needs refreshing, pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

Shampoo and blow-dry your fringe, then style the rest and you are ready to go.

 

3. Wrap it up: Thick hair bands are a great way to disguise a bad hair day. For shorter styles, position the band at the top of your forehead, covering the hairline.

Apply a little hairspray to the palm of your hand and massage it in circles on the crown to give volume.

4. Do your homework: every girl needs a hairdresser she trusts. A good one will ask key questions about your lifestyle, such as how long you have to get ready in the morning.

You need a hairdresser who will style your hair to suit you, not just recreate the latest fashions. And of course, you can be honest if you hate your new look.