Big Hair hairstyles

Go big or go home! Big hair has vamped its way to greater heights since the 60’s – from massively outlandish afros to sultry bedhead tresses. Who can forget about Rachel Welch voluminous tresses, Pan Grier’s foxy fro or Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ flipped-out gigantic bob? Thinking of getting your mane untamed? Get inspired with our list of hair-raising big hairstyles now!

Kiernan Shipka’s Braided Faux-Hawk

Kiernan Shipka's Braided Faux-Hawk Up Do

Kiernan Shipka rocks this edgy braided updo. To create your own Shipa-inspired f..

Kiernan Shipka rocks this edgy braided updo. To create your own Shipa-inspired faux-hawk check out the full tutorial here:

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Christina Milian’s Long Crimped Hairstyle

Christina Milian's Long Crimped Hair

Seems like even casual walk on the streets of LA means special attention on the..

Seems like even casual walk on the streets of LA means special attention on the hairstyle for  Christina Milian. Hair crimping can instantly turn your otherwise boring, long hair into abundance of coolness. Takes no longer than 15 minutes and nothing more than crimping iron to create these gorgeous ridges, promise. Attention: don’t apply oily hair products prior to heat treatment. You need all the frizz you can get and you don’t want to damage your hair. Securing your bangs on the back with elastic or bobby pins is optional.

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Nicki Minaj’s Vintage Hairstyle At VMA 2014

Nicki Minaj's Vintage Hairstyle At VMA 2014

After all those daring hairstyles, we lived long enough to see Nicki Minaj opting..

After all those daring hairstyles, we lived long enough to see Nicki Minaj opting for classic and that is – wearing vintage, side swept curls. When it comes to Nicki, we can get used to on these neat, classy and glamurous styles very easy. She looks equally amazing in both versions.

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Cara Delevingne’s Messy Pompadour Updo

Cara Delevingne's Messy Pompadour Updo

Cara Delevingne arrived at London Fashion Week Dinner wearing her dark blond m..

Cara Delevingne arrived at London Fashion Week Dinner wearing her dark blond mane in this drop dead gorgeous updo. Pompadour requires hair teasing at front and on the crown, which is creating optical effect of face elongation and which is perfect for round and heart shape face type. After securing hair sections at the back of your head, curl your tresses with curling iron and pin them. Remember the keyword – messy!

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Beyonce Knowles’ Middle Parted Hairstyle At VMA 2014

Beyonce Knowles' Middle Parted Hairstyle At VMA 2014

One thig is certain as the night turns into day: big, long hair will never be pass..

One thig is certain as the night turns into day: big, long hair will never be passé. Beyonce opted for glamorous middle parted, long, wavy hairstyle at VMA 2014. When you are in need to copy her style, give your hair a good blow dry for volume and add large hot rollers for 15min. Rolling direction should be from the face toward back of your head. Apply hairspray to hold your waves in place.

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Ariana Grande’s Super Voluminous High Pony Tail

Ariana Grande's Super Voluminous High Pony Tail

It is true that not all of us are blessed like Ariana with huge, voluminous, long,..

It is true that not all of us are blessed like Ariana with huge, voluminous, long, thick mane cascading over our back, but this should not stop you from repeating this look if you are crushing on it. Faux pony tail extension will do perfectly fine, as you can conceal the clip with your own hair. Faking is more than justified for this level of glam. Collect your hair and tie it in a high pony tail on the crown. If you are using extension, clip it at this stage. Take a section of your hair, wrap it around elastic (or clip) and secure it with bobby pin. Creating loose curls with curling iron is optional.

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Joan Smalls’ Curly Hairstyle At VMA 2014

Joan Smalls' Curly Hairstyle At VMA 2014

Joan Smalls opted for natural looking curls to complete this drop dead gorgeous B..

Joan Smalls opted for natural looking curls to complete this drop dead gorgeous Balmain beaded dress. To copy this look use small barrel curling iron (5/8”). Middle part your hair, spray your favorite firming product and start curling your hair section by section. When you finish with curling and your hair is completely cooled, it is time to do something unusual after curling procedure – comb it with paddle brush. This will provide proper hair texture for this hairstyle.

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Kate Upton’s Side Parted Style At VMA 2014

Kate Upton's Side Parted Style At VMA 2014

Well hello 90’s and teasing the side swept bangs! Kate Upton sure channels the b..

Well hello 90’s and teasing the side swept bangs! Kate Upton sure channels the best out of super model era. We are impressed with her blond mane at VMA 2014 very much and if you feel the same, it’s time for action:

  1. Prefer hair creme over mousse to keep your ‘do at place. Apply small amount between your palms and rub it on dump hair.
  2. Blow dry your hair with large, round brush.
  3. Create side parting.
  4. Tease your bangs and one more 2” section behind them. Pull them back and smooth with paddle brush. Remember that zero trace of teasing is allowed, so make it invisible.
  5. Curl your bangs and few more thin side sections with large barrel curling iron.
  6. Set your hair to the place with your fingers. Avoid comb and brush at this stage.
  7. Mist with hairspray.

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Minnie Driver’s Half Up At Emmy Awards 2014

Minnie Driver's Half Up At Emmy Awards 2014

Actress Minnie Driver opted for half up hairstyle at Emmy Awards 2014. Her love..

Actress Minnie Driver opted for half up hairstyle at Emmy Awards 2014. Her lovely, brown tresses are curled and styled in this sweet looking ‘do. Side sections are slightly twisted and secured at the back of her head, and few wisps are left loose at the front.

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Natalie Dormer’s Mega Curls At Emmy Awards 2014

Natalie Dormer's Mega Curls At Emmy Awards 2014

Perhaps she was not meant to be the queen of the Seven Kingdoms (yet!), but she..

Perhaps she was not meant to be the queen of the Seven Kingdoms (yet!), but she sure ruled the red carpet of Emmy Awards 2014. Natalie Dormer’s baby blond mane looked absolutely magnificent styled in these extra large curls cascading from the top of the middle parting and all the way to the middle of her back. Well ladies, seems like sometimes size just does matter. Majority of hair types could require reliable firming products (use mousse for damp hair stage) and a lot of hair spray to hold these huge curls in place.

Lucy Liu’s Side Swept Hairstyle At Emmy Awards 2014

Lucy Liu's Side Swept Hairstyle At Emmy Awards 2014

Lucy Liu looked oh-so-elegant at Emmy Awards 2014 wearing her long, thick mane..

Lucy Liu looked oh-so-elegant at Emmy Awards 2014 wearing her long, thick mane styled in this sophisticated side swoop. Here we have the usual blow drying and side parting.  Special finish touch that makes this style so breathtaking is curling the side section, which is easy to accomplish with vertical position of curling iron. Shining serum is a must if you want your hair to glow like this.

Sofia Vergara’s Long Layered Hairstyle At Emmy Awards 2014

Sofia Vergara's Long Layered Hairstyle At Emmy Awards 2014

Sofia Vergara arrived at Emmy Awards 2014 looking like personification of sex ap..

Sofia Vergara arrived at Emmy Awards 2014 looking like personification of sex appeal. Her long, layered, hazel hair with highlights looked so stunning and vivid in this glamorous ‘do. Her lavish layers are treated with thorough large round brush blow drying. Sections are directed inwards at the ends for bountifully volume.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Middle Parted Wavy Style

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Middle Parted Wavy Style

Great idea what to do with your long, blond hair: dye your roots to dark blond for..

Great idea what to do with your long, blond hair: dye your roots to dark blond for some texture. Not a classic ombre, but it sure can refresh your style with those sunny blond wisps touching your cheek bones. Rosie’s hair is slightly wavy, channeling Brigitte Bardot’s sexy nonchalance of wild hair. Don’t worry about the frizz. It is frosting on this cake. Cherry on the top is the cat eye makeup.

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Monica’s Classy Topknot Updo

Monica's Classy Topknot Updo

Topknot is evergreen among updos and it will never fail you down for all those sp..

Topknot is evergreen among updos and it will never fail you down for all those special occasions, starting from evening events and all the way up to wedding. Perhaps it is a little bit demanding for coarse or curly type of hair, but it is worth of effort. Monica was wearing this updo at BET awards in 2012.

Salma Hayek’s Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Salma Hayek's Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

To sum it up, this type of hairstyle would not look half as fabulous as it does w..

To sum it up, this type of hairstyle would not look half as fabulous as it does without these light brown highlights. We are used to on Selma Hayek’s usual hot brunette style, but it is nice surprise to see some sunshine effect in her hair. YSL dress plus large, cascading waves equals ton of glamour.

Nicole Kidman’s Retro Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nicole Kidman's Retro Hairstyle At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nicole Kidman opted for moderate variation of 60’s bouffant hairstyle at Cannes F..

Nicole Kidman opted for moderate variation of 60’s bouffant hairstyle at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Her hair is blow dried and curled at the ends. This retro chic style is achieved with dividing hair into sections and teasing every section few inches from the roots. Bangs are side parted and secured with barrette.

Jessica Pare’s Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Jessica Pare's Top Knot Updo At Met Ball 2014

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very..

Talkin’ about elegance personified! Without mistake, when it comes to those very special events which require some extra effort for your hairstyle, top knot is your BFF. Jessica Pare’s jet black hair is tied in super sleek pony, weaved into braid which is then coiled into bun. In case your hair length can not meet the standards of this volume, you can always opt for faux bun and clip it on the crown.

Blake Lively’s Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively's Chignon At Cannes Film Festival 2014

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her ch..

Blake Lively chooses her red carpet styles without ever making a mistake. Her chignon at Cannes Film Festival 2014  is total glam overdose. You could apply less effort and hair products if your hair is day old when repeating this style. Part your hair on the side, tease it a little on the crown and tie it in a low pony tail. Next you should tease your pony tail into voluminous pouf and smooth the surface with paddle brush. Secure the sections of your pony tail two inches from the elastic to conceal it. Create the body of your bun by securing the tips of your hair at the nape and curling them towards elastic. Apply hairspray in generous amount when you finish.

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Blond Highlights Pompadour Bouffant Updo

Blond Highlights Pompadour Bouffant Updo

Blond highlights are even more showy when your hair is styled in an updo, especi..

Blond highlights are even more showy when your hair is styled in an updo, especially if the frontal section is more prominent, which is the case with pompadour. If you are not much into stodgy and neat look of your updo, this loose version of pompadour is excellent choice for evening.

Kim Kardashian’s Long Layered Hairstyle With Blunt Bangs

Kim Kardashian's Long Layered Hairstyle With Blunt Bangs

If you are sharing the blessing of long and thick hair with Kim Kardashian, layer..

If you are sharing the blessing of long and thick hair with Kim Kardashian, layers are excellent way to add sophistication to your style. Blunt bangs are there for a hint of “miss mysterious” in your eyes.  Tip: apply a few drops of defrizzing shine serum and blow dry your hair with a large round brush. To amplify volume slightly curl ends of your hair towards your face.

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Kim Kardashian’s Long Wavy Hairstyle

Kim Kardashian's Long Wavy Hairstyle

Feed your hair. Nurture it with those special products you hesitate to put on your..

Feed your hair. Nurture it with those special products you hesitate to put on your shopping list. Your long hair will return it to you with sparkling glow when you decide for these discreet mermaid waves Kim Kardashian is wearing. Frontal and crown part are swept to the top and back. Use hairspray to set them to place and bobby pins if necessary.

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Large Curles Side Parted Messy Hairstyle

Large Curles Side Parted Messy Hairstyle

This is perfect example of turning large curls into retro elegance with side partin..

This is perfect example of turning large curls into retro elegance with side parting and minimum of teasing. Applying hairspray is a must to hold these messy, voluminous curls in place. Very discreet touch of ombre is contributing to the volume of the big hair.

Lady Gaga’s Long Wavy Hairstyle With Blunt Bangs

Lady Gaga's Long Wavy Hairstyle With Blunt Bangs

Okay, yes, this is a wig Lady Gaga is wearing. Of course her hair could not mira..

Okay, yes, this is a wig Lady Gaga is wearing. Of course her hair could not miraculously grow additional 15 inches between performing “Applause” and “Do what you want” on SNL show in November 2013, but we promise it is possible to repeat this hairstyle on long, natural hair. Just in case you classified your curling iron as useless after noticing sleek and straight hairstyle pattern on the latest runway trends, think twice before you decide to get rid of it. Gaga is making trends, not blindly obeying them. Copying this look  would require minimum of hair teasing with pick comb. Do a few loose strokes on each section after curling your hair. 

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Kim Kardashian’s Wavy Side Parted Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Kim Kardashian's Wavy Side Parted Hairstyle At Met Ball 2014

Kim Kardashian’s usual drop-dead-gorgeous, thick, long and healthy mane in all g..

Kim Kardashian’s usual drop-dead-gorgeous, thick, long and healthy mane in all glam & polished edition at Met Ball 2014. We love her idea of loose, soft waves created with blow drying. They give such appealing, neat and vivid texture to long hair. Side parting should get a big ‘yes’ from every long haired lady in need for instant elegance, but luscious tresses as these require some additional attention. Give a shot to argan oil based hair masks for a while.

Emmy Rossum’s Crimped Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Emmy Rossum's Crimped Updo At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Base of Emmy Rossum’s hairstyle is good, old milkmaid braid. Chic statement of..

Base of Emmy Rossum’s hairstyle is good, old milkmaid braid. Chic statement of this style is hair crimping before creating the big braid over the crown. Hair crimping is life savior if your hair is thin and lacking volume. Depending on your preference, when repeating this style you can opt for both middle and center parting of your bangs. Leave a few wisps loose on the sides to soften the look.

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Naomi Campbell’s Long Mermaid Waves At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Naomi Campbell's Long Mermaid Waves At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

It is practically impossible to remain indifferent while looking at hair of as imp..

It is practically impossible to remain indifferent while looking at hair of as impressive length as this one. Naomi Campbell arrived at CFDA Fashion Awards 2014 wearing her extra long, dark brown mane side parted and loose. You’re craving for these gorgeous mermaid waves, dontcha? Okay then, you need cone shaped curling iron to begin with. The larger barrel the better! Wider side of the barrel should be closer to the hair roots while you are swirling hair sections spirally around it. Prepare your hair with some heat protection serum and a small amount of hair cream applied at the ends. Start with curling at nape sections, continue towards back of your head, then curl sections on both sides and finish with crown and front sections. When you are done with curling and your hair is cooled, comb it softly with paddle brush and voila!

Blake Lively’s Long Wavy Hair At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Blake Lively's Long Wavy Hair At CFDA Fashion Awards 2014

Glamour proficiency level: Expert! Blake Lively totally blew our mind off with t..

Glamour proficiency level: Expert! Blake Lively totally blew our mind off with this retro 60’s spirit at CFDA 2014. Her large, relaxed waves are reined with pale pink satin head band. Hair is slightly teased on the crown and back for the wow effect of big hair. When repeating this hairstyle swirl your hair spirally around curling iron barrel to get soft curls and comb them with paddle brush.

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Solange Knowles’ Retro Teased Curls At CFDA 2014

Solange Knowles' Retro Teased Curls At CFDA 2014

Whoa! Last name ‘Knowles’ seems like qualification for a drop dead gorgeous sty..

Whoa! Last name ‘Knowles’ seems like qualification for a drop dead gorgeous style. We are confident that Diana Ross is honored with Solange’s retro tribute. When repeating this look, no need to worry about the frizz, so this is perfect choice for natural curly hair. In case your hair is naturally straight, compensate with small barrel curling iron action. Once you have medium sized curls to begin with, create central parting and tease your hair from tip to roots with a pick comb. Mist with hairspray and you are ready to go.

Freida Pinto’s Side Parted Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes 2014

Freida Pinto's Side Parted Long Wavy Hairstyle At Cannes 2014

L’Oreal can certainly be proud of its ambassador Freida Pinto and her appearance..

L’Oreal can certainly be proud of its ambassador Freida Pinto and her appearance at Cannes Film Festival 2014. From tip to toes her style was the personification of glamour. Here we have deep side parting, extra large, soft, luscious curls  and last but not least, that million dollar breathtaking smile.

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Cheryl Cole’s Bouffant Updo At Cannes 2014

Cheryl Cole's Bouffant Updo At Cannes 2014

Cheryl Cole opted for 70’s retro glamour with her hairdo at Cannes Film Festiva..

Cheryl Cole opted for 70’s retro glamour with her hairdo at Cannes Film Festival 2014. Despite heavy teasing on the crown required for bouffant, Cheryl’s lovely sunkissed hair is all but stiff in appearance, which is the legacy of 70’s paradigm on this hairstyle. Prior to teasing horizontal sections on the crown and back of the head, her hair was well prepared with blow drying and round brush, paying special attention to the sections around her face.  Then it was collected and tied in a low pony tail, leaving middle parted bangs loose. Pony tail was then sectioned, teased, smoothened, rolled into bun and secured with bobby pins at the nape. Hairspray is of utter importance for holding this hairdo in place.

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Gisele Bundchen Balayage Beach Waves

Gisele Bundchen Balayage Beach Waves

Long, cascading, natural look waves of luscious hair is trademark of Gisele Bundc..

Long, cascading, natural look waves of luscious hair is trademark of Gisele Bundchen, so trendy 2014 beach waves are not new to her appearance. Wherever she goes, this super sexy lady always looks like she is walking under hot Brazilian Sun. How does she do it? Answer is balayage. This is ultimate hair coloring technique for accomplishing natural effect of sunkissed hair. Bonus surprise! It is the easiest way to make highlights in your hair, as you can see on this

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, so DIY is very much an option with extra pair of hands for back of your head and nape.

Rihanna’s Side Shaved Long Hair With Shoulder Swept Curls

Rihanna's Side Shaved Long Hair With Shoulder Swept Curls

Wow! We’ve seen glamorous side-swept hairstyles in so many shapes and forms bef..

Wow! We’ve seen glamorous side-swept hairstyles in so many shapes and forms before, but this is something exceptional. Way to go, Rihanna! Fusion of luscious, bouncing, side-swept curls and punk rebel shaved section is definitely a hairstyle that should be titled with “Good girl gone bad”. Best texture result for this style is achieved with ombre, generous amount of shining serum, taking bigger sections when curling your mane (large barrel!) and minimum bellow shoulder length hair. 

 

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Beyonce Knowles Classy Box Braids Beehive

Beyonce Knowles Classy Box Braids Beehive

Box braids and classy 60’s beehive? Yes, the Fairy Godmother of glamour and sty..

Box braids and classy 60’s beehive? Yes, the Fairy Godmother of glamour and style is extra generous to Beyonce, as usual. In case you ran out of inspiration what to do with your box braids for evening, prom or even wedding, this breathtaking lady saved the day for you.

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Unkempt Ponytail at the Noon by Noor 2014 Fall Show

Unkempt Ponytail at the Noon by Noor 2014 Fall Show

A decorous front and chaotic back – loving the play of contrast at the 2014 Fall N..

A decorous front and chaotic back – loving the play of contrast at the 2014 Fall Noon by Noor runway! It’s a very refreshing and interesting twist to a classic ponytail. Brush your hair into a sleek ponytail before curling the ends. Backcomb the tail then mist with a hairspray to maintain the look. Muss it up good to achieve the volume needed.

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Elle Fanning’s Long Disheveled Hairstyle

Elle Fanning’s Hip Long Disheveled Hairstyle

We wonder who else can pull off an out-of-bed-with-a-touch-of-cuteness hairstyle..

We wonder who else can pull off an out-of-bed-with-a-touch-of-cuteness hairstyle better than Elle Fanning. The Maleficent actress’ long blond locks are heavily texturized with one side held tight by a single barrette. Are you ready to embrace frizziness? Here’s how:

  1. Work a good volumizing product (we like Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam) all over damp hair…
  2. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser to muss it up and enhance natural waves…
  3. Finger comb hair before creating a side part…
  4. Comb the top a bit to make it smooth before clipping the barrette low.

 

 

Tyra Banks’s Crimped Long Hairstyle

Tyra Banks’s Eighties Outlandish Crimped Long Hairstyle

Tyra Banks just gave us a little 80’s flashback with her completely crimped (from..

Tyra Banks just gave us a little 80’s flashback with her completely crimped (from roots to ends) hairstyle! If you feel like adding a dynamic texture but are too bored of the usual curls, try the crimp! Try a not-so-dated version of this by crimping just a few thin sections or one section (bangs, for example) of your tresses.

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Long Auburn Curly Prom Hairdo

Long Auburn Hair In Voluminous Curly Hairdo For Prom

This model’s long, auburn hair is full of voluminous, defined curls. To achieve t..

This model’s long, auburn hair is full of voluminous, defined curls. To achieve this look, use a curl-enhancing styling mist before curling hair with a small-barreled curling iron. Pin back hair at the top. Use  large round brush when drying to turn the side bangs slightly under, and finish with hairspray. This look is a favorite among country music performers such as Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, and it looks great with any type of neckline.

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Fearne Cotton’s Crimped and Curly Long Hairstyle

Fearne Cotton’s Eccentric Crimped and Curly Long Hairstyle

Think of going into the wild (hairstyle-wise, that is)? Why not copy Fearne Cott..

Think of going into the wild (hairstyle-wise, that is)? Why not copy Fearne Cotton’s messy voluminous hairstyle! Fearne combined two textures – crimped and curly – making her coif eccentrically refreshing! Your hairstyle essential for this one is undoubtedly a good heat-resistant spray. It will protect your strands from getting fried and will hold the dents beautifully as well.

Rita Ora’s Medium Curly Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Rita Ora’s Glamorous Medium Curly Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Rita Ora modernized a vintage hairstyle by making the curls more loose and relaxe..

Rita Ora modernized a vintage hairstyle by making the curls more loose and relaxed. Use a curling cream to make the curls stay before swirling sections around extra large hot rollers. Don’t shape the curls together. Finger comb them and allow them to go to different directions instead. Mist the hair with a hairspray with light hold as a finale.

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Chrissy Teigen’s Messy Medium Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Chrissy Teigen’s Hot Messy Medium Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Here’s a cute (but still extra alluring) way to tame one side of a beadhead look!..

Here’s a cute (but still extra alluring) way to tame one side of a beadhead look! After creating large waves and doing a deep side part, braid a thin portion on one side instead of tucking strands behind your ear. This will force them to stay put the whole night giving you more time to partay!