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Frizz has been a dirty word in hairdressing since the eighties when volume and poof went a little too far. The nineties backlash showed a penchant for sleekness. We swapped big bouncy hair for flat styles and piecey, defined finishes achieved with pastes and pomades. But since the millennium, slowly, we’ve seen texture return. Nowadays, waves and curls are used to add dimension and movement to styles. Fluffy texture is a new, fanciful option for coils and curls, expanding and lightening hair into bouncy, airy, cloud-like proportions. The styles shown here pair fuzz with sleekness for refined, dual-texture combinations. Read on for steps on creating modern, sexy frizz. –– Laura Martin 

Step 1: Create desired style by pre-parting the hair or pulling back into a ponytail. Use hair creme to sleek and smooth low volume areas.

Step 2: Prep remaining hair with protective thickening lotion and set with a small barrel curling iron or crimper. Work in small sections for maximum texture. When set is complete, mist with holding spray and allow to cool.

Step 3: Brush through set with a round paddle brush expanding and combining textures. Add refinish dry shampoo for grit and hold.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

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