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(Lisa Kennedy Photography)

The bouffant may never come back in full 1960s glory, but revamped versions are experiencing a resurgence. Ever since Lana Del Ray reinvented big hair, we’ve been seeing variations on styles like the beehive and bouffant. The version shown here is soft and shiny, with a glamorous deep side part and big twirled curls. Learn to create this reimagined retro shape in the notes. –– Laura Martin 

Step: On clean, dry hair, create a deep side parting, tracing a line from the corner of the brow to top of crown. Divide hair from ear to ear, clipping front sections away.

Step: Use a round paddle brush to tease crown lightly. Smooth top surface, brushing hair back. Finish with holding spray.

Step: Release front sections. Direct thicker side across forehead creating a faux bang. Use a large—1 ½” or more—to curl ends. Allow to cool and gently comb through. Finish with another spritz of holding spray.

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. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle


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