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Stephanie Darling

Color Wow Root Cover Up in Blonde, $50. Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray in Blonde, $42. Charles Worthington Instant ...

Color Wow Root Cover Up in Blonde, $50. Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray in Blonde, $42. Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer in Dark Blonde, $18.

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There is always a lag of roughly two weeks between hair colour appointments when your true hue shines through - and not in a good way. So we are excited about these easy-to-apply root disguisers, which cover greys and revive highlights using microfine pigments.

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Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Half Paddle Hairbrush, $40, tangle-teezer.com.au.

Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Half Paddle Hairbrush, $40, tangle-teezer.com.au. Photo: Jennifer Soo

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Road test

There is always a lag of roughly two weeks between hair colour appointments when your true hue shines through - and not ...

There is always a lag of roughly two weeks between hair colour appointments when your true hue shines through - and not in a good way. Photo: trunkarchive.com/Snapper Media

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Dry needling wrinkle reduction

The lowdown A dear friend, who knows my penchant for all new things beauty, has recommended I try dry needling. Dr Cody Hanish makes me feel very welcome. I lie down and he examines my face. Because of my devotion to Botox, there aren't too many wrinkles but there is a persistent frown line between my brows which is in need of a Botox top-up. There are also a couple of stray lines above my brows and at the outer corner of my eyes. The doctor shallowly inserts six fine acupuncture needles along the wrinkles, with a slight twiddle to help relax the facial muscles and stimulate fibroblasts. This also encourages collagen production to help smooth the wrinkles and tighten my skin.

Pain factor

It feels a tiny bit pinchy as the needle goes in, then nothing. Oh, and the chiropractic couch I was lying on wasn't all that comfortable.

Downtime

Thirty minutes.

Results

The treated areas were a little red for an hour but my frown wrinkle was less obvious. Stubborn wrinkles may need three to 10 sessions, with results lasting from six months to a year.

Where to get it

Thrive Health, thrivechiro.com.au (it's a Sydney clinic but Dr Hanish also travels to Melbourne). Cost: $100 a session.

At home: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Wrinkle Smoother, $99, 1800 015 500 (on sale mid-July).

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The legendary Tangle Teezer has a new addition to the family - the paddle brush. Stiff bristles mean you can take hair straight from towel-dried-tangled to styling ready. Just apply heat and style for a smooth finish. Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Half Paddle Hairbrush, $40, tangle-teezer.com.au.

We ask an expert

Dermatologist Dr Adam Sheridan

Can extreme exercise age your face?

"Too much aerobic exercise can actually drive your body into stress mode and drain your features. Once lost, this volume is hard to replace. Keep exercise to a sensible level, use sun protection and maintain a balanced diet that includes antioxidants."