Elevate bedhead by adding more body with volume-boosting hair products and undone curls. Use hairspray instead of gel so hair maintains its bounce.
The key to modern voluminous curls is to keep the frizz at bay and the texture soft and touchable.
The Root of It
Don't just bring the volume up. Bring it out by teasing locks to make hair look thicker than it actually is. Feeling bold? Try the colorful roots trend with some temporary hair color.
Right on Top
The pineapple method is popular for helping to preserve curls while sleeping. It also makes for a pretty updo when we're not catching zzzs. This braided version works with any hair type.
This is the sort of volume that will have everyone bringing out their hot rollers. Go big or go home with teased roots and full lengths. Try it during holiday party season and prepare for the #hairgoals compliments.
Curly bangs are having a moment. For a coquettish take on the trend, part the front layers of hair so they fall over one eye. Boost the texture of strands with a volumizing product and a curling iron.
Supersized hair can look modern when it's styled the right way. Take a cue from Chanel and tame a sky-high crown with a thick headband worn right at the hairline.
One surefire way to ensure that big hair looks modern is to incorporate a messy texture into the 'do. These wispy pieces frame the face and balance out the teased updo.
This is what ponytail envy looks like. Whether hair is long or short, gently tease it so it appears twice as full. For supersized lengths, add some clip-in extensions.
Braids and Body
Make a front puff feel fresh by teasing the entire crown. Frame the hairstyle with a braid next to each ear.
To the Side
It's amazing how simply moving teased hair around the crown can create an entirely new effect. This quick half updo coaxes locks to the side.
Enhance Those Layers
Voluminous hairstyles work on everyone, regardless of hair length or type. Banged beauties can take inspiration from this style. It proves it's not necessary to go crazy with the teasing comb to achieve a pretty look.
This is not the teased chignon of decades past. There is still volume in the front pouf, but there is a relaxed feel thanks to the looped bun and wispy strands.
Tease tresses, then sculpt them into an off-center chignon. Use a lightweight hairspray so hair doesn't topple over, but still retains a soft texture.
Put a Bow on It
What could be sweeter than a voluminous half updo? A voluminous half updo secured with a pale pink ribbon, that's what.
Get front layers off your face by sweeping them back. This teased hairdo is a combination of a victory roll and a front pouf with a healthy dose of punk attitude.
Prevent the dreaded helmet head effect by backcombing hair into an updo, but let it fall where it pleases. The result is a cool asymmetrical updo.
The beehive isn't off-limits. Bring the hairdo into this decade by embracing a fuzzy texture and scooping front layers to mimic side bangs. A graphic eyeshadow shape will also help keep things au courant.
When you think about voluminous hair, images of OTT 80s styles typically come to mind: big hair that was crimped and teased to gravity-defying heights. It also conjures up beauty contestants with roller-curled hair sprayed out to there. They’re not exactly the most fashion-forward images. It’s time to broaden your vision of what chic big hair actually looks like. There are plenty of full, swishy styles that are modern #hairgoals, from Victoria’s Secret Angels’ perfectly undone waves to Kate Middleton’s bouncy mane.
Whether searching for an easy updo, long hairstyles or something in between, there are many au courant options. What’s more, voluminous hairstyles can work for almost any occasion, from holiday party season to date night to brunch with the girls.
The key thing to note about today’s version of big hair is the finish. No crispy curls here. The hairstyles might still be teased high, but they’re not shellacked with half a bottle of hairspray. They are soft and touchable, with no pressure to be perfect. Click through the gallery above and start experimenting with voluminous hairstyles that look cool for 2018 and beyond.