When you think about voluminous hair, images of OTT 80s styles typically come to mind: big hair that was crimped and teased to gravity-defying heights. It also conjures up beauty contestants with roller-curled hair sprayed out to there. They’re not exactly the most fashion-forward images. It’s time to broaden your vision of what chic big hair actually looks like. There are plenty of full, swishy styles that are modern #hairgoals, from Victoria’s Secret Angels’ perfectly undone waves to Kate Middleton’s bouncy mane.
Whether searching for an easy updo, long hairstyles or something in between, there are many au courant options. What’s more, voluminous hairstyles can work for almost any occasion, from holiday party season to date night to brunch with the girls.
The key thing to note about today’s version of big hair is the finish. No crispy curls here. The hairstyles might still be teased high, but they’re not shellacked with half a bottle of hairspray. They are soft and touchable, with no pressure to be perfect. Click through the gallery above and start experimenting with voluminous hairstyles that look cool for 2018 and beyond.