In anticipation of Independence Day, we asked fashionable folks what style hangup they'd like to declare independence from this July 4th, and solicited expert advice to help them kick the habit.

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"I want independence from my naturally super straight hair. I've always wanted that beachy, wavy, sexy hair look." -Tinsley Mortimer

Mortimer is a New York girl-about-town who tirelessly wears her trademark butter-blonde, poker-straight locks at an endless array of paparazzi-laced events -- so we were shocked to hear that the socialite has craved waves her whole life.

A woman who wants the opposite kind of hair than what she has? Never.

Mortimer will be happy to hear that celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson says tousled waves are within the reach of even the straightest-haired girl.

Aim for a good blow dry with a round brush that you add non-sticky volume to with the help of a spray like Build It Blowdrying Agent. Then calm flyaways and prep hair for heat styling with a light shine lotion that also offers thermal protection like Tame It Shine Lotion.

Then it's time to power up that curling iron.

"Take one and a half inch sections using a large barrel curling iron -- or if you want a smaller curl, use a medium-sized iron. After you finish, tilt your head over and use hairspray at the roots. Flip your hair back and you will have sexy, beautiful curls," advises Gibson.

And if you have waves or curls already but are suffering from not-so-sexy summer frizz bomb syndrome, Gibson recommends a light silicone leave-in product to lock hydration in and frizz out. Gibson's Hair Sheet does the trick, with the added benefit of lavender oil for a natural antiseptic and refreshening effect.

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