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Humidity can cause static in straight hair. After you moisturize, run your palms over your hair. The leftover moisturizer will smooth the flyaways.

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Brains. Beauty. Bright ideas. What more could you ask for?

Rona Berg is the author of the best-selling Beauty: The New Basics, and the brand-new Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes, books that take a down-to-earth, healthy approach to beauty, with insider tips, tricks and techniques on everything from skin- to body- to hair-care.

Berg is the former Beauty Editor of The New York Times Magazine and Editorial Director of ELLE. At the Times, Berg wrote the beauty column and edited the lifestyle subjects, including fashion, food, wine, home design and men's style. She was on the launch team of ELLE magazine, where she directed or supervised every facet of the editorial process from concept to publication. She was also a contributing editor to SELF, where she generated story ideas and wrote feature articles for the magazine.

Berg has gone behind the scenes and covered beauty, health, style, or travel for many national magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, In Style, Real Simple, Ladies Home Journal, O: The Oprah Magazine, Health, SELF, Fitness, Mademoiselle, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Mirabella, Chic Simple, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, New Woman, US Weekly, The New York Post, MODE, Spa Finder, Weight Watchers, Body and Soul, and Psychology Today.

She has covered topics related to motherhood and parenting for CHILD, Sesame Street Parents, and a new parenting magazine called PLUM. She currently writes for a variety of magazines and teaches an online beauty course that she created for Barnes and Noble University.

Berg travels around the country and gives talks and beauty demonstrations. She has appeared as a health and beauty expert on hundreds of radio and television shows across the U.S. Beauty: The New Basics has been featured in many national magazines and top newspapers, including New York Magazine's "Best Bets," SELF, Publisher's Weekly, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, Glamour, Town & Country, Real Simple, Working Mother, Cosmo Girl, Mode, The Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Oregonian, and more.

Berg was born in New York City, and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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Send your questions and comments to Rona Berg via e-mail at rona@ronaberg.com.