Good news, ladies! Voluminous locks are back in a big way this Fall. Whether you go with loose waves like Sarah Jessica Parker or a sculpted updo like Scarlett Johansson, the key word this season is volume. To make your Fall hairstyle a smashing success, the trick is in the prep work-which is where we come in! Beauty Collection has all the tools you need to keep your locks looking full and fabulous all season long.
No matter what style you choose, start with a good volumizing shampoo like Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Shampoo with new hair plumping complex amplifies the diameter of each strand.
Take it easy
Go easy on the conditioner when creating volume. To keep hair from getting weighed down replace your daily conditioner with a lightweight leave-in such as j.f. lazartigue Disentangling Instant Silk-Protein Spray.
Blow it out
A good blow dryer like the T3 Bespoke Featherweight can go a long way toward pumping up the volume. Let your hair fall forward as you bend at the waist, and move the dryer from your scalp to the ends of your hair. [This helps heighten the hair at the roots, where it counts.] Then stand up, and use a round brush from Bio Ionic to lift each section of your hair as you dry underneath.
[Hot tip! Before you start, spritz on a blow-dry-compatible volumizer like T3 360 Plump. Lay it on thicker at the roots, where you need the most lift.]
Catch the Wave
Long, loose waves from the ’70s are back in style on today’s fashion runways. The look is soft, natural, and sexy. Part your hair down the middle, then divide it into several sections. Wrap each section around a closed, large-barreled curling iron and hold for 30 seconds. Resist the urge to brush! Instead, use your fingers to relax the curls into waves.
Wrap it around
Turn that ponytail into a side chignon for a loose, feminine look. Set the shape by backcombing in a bit of root lifting spray. Try Jonathan Product Volume Thickening Foam.
Nothing says chic like a sculpted updo. These shaped styles can be as elaborate as soap star Lisa Rinna’s knotted look or as sleek as Carla Gugino’s sculpted French twist. To get the shape you need without the stickiness, try Jonathan Product’s Create Angle Sculpting Gel.
Be a tease
By artfully tangling your hair, backcombing can help create a base or a cushion for more elaborate hairstyles and updos. Try Monroe Teasing U Brush, a classic favorite among stylists and finish with Frederic Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Lifting Hairspray.
By Ann H. Carlson