No splitting hairs

No matter the trend, or how you cut, color, curl or otherwise command your coif, the secret to pulling off a perfect look is the same — starting with strong, supple strands. Untangling the mystery to getting — and maintaining — a shiny mane is within reach thanks to innovative technologies and improved ingredients in new products, says California stylist Ron Pernell, whose clients regularly fly him around the world to tend to their tresses. Here are some of his latest discoveries:

One needn’t wax poetic about the benefits of prose, a customized collection created for you from 76 ingredients (and more than 50 billion possible formulations) based on answers to an in-depth online questionnaire. $25-$38,

Quench dehydrated or damaged hair with a nutrient-rich conditioner such as David Mallett’s Mask No.3: LA COULEUR. Follow with a spritz of Volume Powder, made with bamboo fiber, for incredible lift. $40; mask, $75,

Australians know the toll the sun takes on hair and turn to multitasking products to mitigate (and prevent) damage. This lavender-infused pomade keeps hair protected, hydrated and frizz-free, with a lovely scent to boot. $36,

Revitalizing Straightening Shampoo from Hair Rituel by Sisley-Paris has cotton proteins to strengthen and botanicals such as chamomile and hinoki oil to restore texture and luster. A vigorous scalp massage while rinsing boosts circulation. $75,