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Model with bouffant hairstyle, created using Wella. Model with bouffant hairstyle, created using Wella.

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How it's done

How to style a bouffant

MASTER THE PERFECTION

STEP BY STEP

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THE KIT

BOUFFANT MUST-HAVE

We told you a bouffant hairstyle is easy – it only requires one key product. Simply grab your favorite hairspray to set the look when you’ve finished this tutorial.

STEP 1

SECTION HAIR

After brushing hair through, split the top half into three sections; one either side of your head and another in the middle. Comb the two side pieces so they meet in the middle at the back of your head, then tie to create a small ponytail. Leave the middle piece loose.

Woman sectioning hair to create a bouffant hairstyle.
Model creating bouffant hairstyle.
STEP 2

GENTLY BACKCOMB

The middle piece you’ve left loose will form the bouffant, so get ready to backcomb this section. Pull the hair high and taut, then use a fine-toothed comb to lightly tease the roots towards the scalp. Make sure you backcomb each piece of hair no more than twice.

STEP 3

SMOOTH BACK

Smooth the backcombed middle section of hair back to create your bouffant. Ensure it cover the ponytail band by pinning it over the top to secure. Once you’ve got it in place, lightly mist with your shine-boosting hairspray. You’ve got the look on lockdown.

Model with bouffant hairstyle.
Expert tip for accessories. For a better hold, spray your pins with hairspray before using. Michael Douglas Wella expert. Wella logo on bottom.
Michael Douglas, Wella hairstyling expert.

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