Halt. Put down the teasing comb and hair spray . . . slowly. You can add volume, height, and body to your fine hair without this '80s-favourite combination. Get the secret to giving limp strands lift and hold when you continue reading.
Hair can be a little testy from time to time, and trying to get it to bounce back when you're not within five feet of a blow dryer might seem near impossible. Everything from product overload to a rainy afternoon to your trendy chapeau can suck the height right out. But when your roots go limp and you're in a pinch, there are quick steps to take to give them a shot of volume.
- If your hair is a little damp, simply flip your head upside down and finger-brush it away from your scalp to keep it from matting against your head.
- If you have a dry shampoo, take the top two layers of your hair and apply the product to the roots only. One that adds volume, like Tigi Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo ($29.95), is good to have on hand.
- Strategically spritzed shots of hair spray are another way to jolt flat hair back to life. Standing with your head upside down, divide your hair from ear-to-ear, and spray along that part. Then, spray down the palms of your hands and work the product into your hair's top layer, making sure to brush your fingers away from your scalp. Flip your hair back into place for an instantly puffed-up coif.
- If all else fails and you have long hair, a trendy topknot is a quick and easy style to pull off. Bonus: If you keep this updo loose around the roots, you can always pull it out after a few hours for a slightly waved look with loads of volume.
Constance Jablonski considers herself a part of the big is beautiful hair movement, amping up her volume in a new editorial for Numéro China's #11 issue, which was caputured by Tiziano Magni,. The French hottie's big-barrelled curls, which were fashioned by mane man Ralph Siciliano, are teamed with a captivating eye look that blends together blues, greens and metallics to create a peacock-esque effect. We tip our hats to makeup maestro Moiz Alladina. It's a killer look, non?
Vogue Russia has one very polished and pretty Abbey Lee Kershaw appearing on the cover of its April issue. Her platinum blonde hair — gone is the Portmans brunette wig — has volume worked throughout and the result is glam-o-rama! Her makeup is polished perfection, too — a flawless porcelain complexion teamed with a wash of mocha-grey shadow in the eye socket and a creamy nude lip. We only wish she'd turn that frown upside down! What do you think?
With her divorce papers filed, Eva Longoria's showing the world that she's a strong and sexy independent woman on the April cover of Allure magazine. The Desperate Housewives star says the last few months have "been hard. Very hard," but that she's trying to handle them as "gracefully as possible" with the help of good girlfriends. Stephane Marais, who did the makeup for the shoot, wanted to give the petite actress a sexy Sophia Loren look so started by filling in her brows and giving her lash-o-rama volume, which suited Eva fine: "She's a lashes freak—the more I added, the happier she was," Stephane said. To get that Italian-movie-star bedroom bounce, hairstylist Serge Normant spritzed Eva's hair with a volumising spray before drying and setting it in pin curls. What do you think of the spread? Do you like the big hair and bold brow?
It's not the first time that we've seen Jessica Simpson sport CRAZY volume this year. "Fashion's [US]$1 billion girl" — as New York Magazine is calling her — was snapped wearing a Marie Antoinette-esque wig by her publicist, Lauren Auslander, just last month. But this is taking it to the extreme! Poking fun at her reputation for being just a ditzy blonde, Jess poses as a blonde bomshell for the Ruven Afanador shoot, which is featured in the Spring fashion issue of New York Magazine. In the accompanying interview, Jess talks about being a fashion mogul and meeting her fiancé Eric Johnson. But we're more keen to hear what you think of Jess' new 'do . . . reckon she should bust out the volumising products more often?
Leighton Meester, we owe you an apology. In all the excitement of the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover being unveiled, we forgot to take a peek inside. We immediately zoned in on the '20s makeovers of Anne Hathaway and Olivia Wilde, and neglected to see that there was another rad retro makeover inside. That of you. All glammed up '50s style with wild curls, a beautifully bold red pout, and three of the most ADORABLE puppy dogs we have ever seen. And don't tell Anne or Liv this, but we actually prefer your look. It's so fun and flirty. You should totes wear your hair big more often, we reck. Now, do you forgive us, B? We hope so. XOXO
Lea Michele isn't really one for poker straight strands. She prefers a little body and bounce. A wave or two. Some movement. But this is amped up and then some. The Glee actress was at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards last night and went for a style that was strikingly similar to her Teen Choice Awards look back in August. I wasn't crazy for the volume back then, but 66 percent of you loved it so I wonder if you're glad to see Lea bring back the volume again.
Have you ever noticed that as celebs' waists start shrinking, their hair gets a va-va-voom injection? Just check out Kelly Osbourne at tonight's 2010 American Music Awards! Kelly paired her bangin' bod with a bouffant hairstyle and the biggest grin we've seen in ages! The super-svelte TV personality was posing with Miley Cyrus on the red carpet, showing off her metallic smoky eye and flawless ivory skin. Whaddya think of her hair and makeup style?
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The Spring '11 Chanel look was all about the wet-look slick but cast your minds back to A/W and you should remember the high-drama, mushroom heads that walked around some glaciers, yes? Well Miss McAdams didn't quite match their height but she did her best to emulate the sentiment at the New York premiere of Morning Glory on Sunday night. Some are saying aces, bravo for working that all that volume, some aren't being quite as nice about the whole thing. I'm saying over to you . . . what do you think about Rachel's 'do? Love it or not so much?