Regardless of your new jacket or your favorite pair of sneakers, your hair is often the most important part of your overall look: It can either add to your style or ruin it entirely. But to get the most out of your hair, you first need to know what you’re doing. Lee Stafford, an award-winning stylist of 30 years, recently offered us some tips for styling every type of hair — from straight and seemingly simple, to loose untamed curls. But before getting into specifics, his general rules for all hair types are as follows: Spend a little extra on quality products, don’t be afraid to use them, and always begin with just a dime-size amount on the palm. Oh, and it helps to start with a good haircut. Follow the rest of his advice, and you’ll never have to worry about looking your best.