A popular hairstyle in the 1960s, the bouffant is back once again. Though not quite the same as Brigitte Bardot might have worn it, today’s bouffant is just as elegant, feminine and mod as its classic counterpart. Designers such as Badgley Mischka and Chanel sent their models down the fall 2015 runways rocking the bouffant hair trend – a sure way to know when a style is going to be a hit. To learn how to perfect the modern bouffant hair trend yourself, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Part Your Hair
Using the pointed end of a rattail comb, create a deep side part in your hair, lining it up with the arch in your left or right eyebrow (depending on the side you prefer to part on).
Step 2: Add Volume
Next, tease the crown section of your hair using your rattail comb. To create the most volume, comb toward the scalp (this is also known as backcombing or ratting). If you love the volume that the ‘60s bouffant hair trend was known for, keep teasing. It’s always easier to remove volume later than it is to add more.
Step 3: Smooth It Out
Now, use a small boar bristle brush to smooth your hair back, creating a perfectly polished bouffant.
Step 4: Secure Your Bouffant
To make sure your bouffant stays put (and all your hard work doesn’t go to waste), use several bobby pins to keep it in place. Opt for bobby pins in the same color as your hair to easily disguise them.
Step 5: Set it with Spray
Last but not least, spray your style with a setting hairspray for ultimate hold that lasts throughout the day.
Step 6: Dress It Up
As an optional finishing touch, try adding a fun accessory to the bouffant hair trend. A jeweled headband or sweet and simple wrap makes for an eye-catching addition to your hairstyle.