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How to Get the Big-Hair Trend For Fall 2012

Translate Fall's Beautiful Bouffants For Everyday Wear

Grab your hair spray and teasing comb, because hair is reaching great heights for Fall. Oversize styles were swarming the runways during Fall 2012 Fashion Week. Vera Wang (left) incorporated teased strands into a swept-back updo, while Derek Lam (upper right) and Carolina Herrera (lower right) channeled the '60s with their perfect poufs. These ballooning styles may be a little drastic for everyday wear, but it's easy to translate this hot trend into a more toned-down style. Learn the simple secrets when you keep reading.

  • What you need: Hair spray is your best friend when it comes to big hair, and you'll want to find one that injects some volume into your coiffure. Try a spray like Pantene Pro-V Touchable Volume Hair Spray ($4) to give your hair some air.
  • For daytime: Try a mussy updo à la Vera Wang. Divide your hair into two sections — front and back — by drawing a part from the top of one ear to the other. Tie the bottom section off, and then tease the top portion into a comfortable height. Mesh the top and the bottom together, and sweep it back into a messy bun for a twisted style with tons of body.
  • If you're hitting the town at night: Why not get a little volume-happy? Section your hair the same way you would for the daytime updo, and tease the top. Instead of pulling your hair back, though, run a straightening iron over your hair (avoiding the teased section), and mist with hair spray. This style can be as demure or as bold as you are, so tease to your heart's desire for a gravity-defying look.
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