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Volumized updo ideas for the 2014 big hair trend

/ 01.09.2014
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  • XXL updo
  •  Volumized updo
  •  Tousled braid
  • Exaggerated chignon
  •  Tousled waves updo
  • Floral accessories will add extra femininity to a volumized, textured look.
  • Try a romantic look with shorter hair
  •  Vintage updo
  •  French twist pony

The current big hair trend is quite literally big news in the beauty world, with styles ranging from cotton candy chic (yes, really) to defined, volumized curls. As well as intricate down 'dos, there are also a whole range of sizeable updos to consider. They're a lot of fun and definitely a nice change from a pony or bun style.

With that in mind, we put together a little inspirational gallery of some of our favorite updo ideas for the big hair trend. Scroll through and get inspired!

Tousled, piecey, sleek...

Choosing the right updo for big hair depends on what kind of texture you want. Braids, ponytails and braided headbands all work really well with slightly mussed, teased hair or a piecey effect. Similarly, incorporating accessories can also work really well as they add extra detail and femininity to any style and contrast best with textured tresses.

For sleeker hair, or fine hair that doesn't hold curls and waves for long, a smooth bouffant is a great option and can be styled to look super retro with a minimalist headband. A French twist also looks really good with a sleek finish, too.

Don't forget the hairspray!

Whichever style you decide to try, just remember to be generous with the hairspray. Use it on your roots to create extra lift, use it before and after teasing for extra hold and volume and mist when you're done to lock in your style. After all, you need hair that can work/party for as long as you can!

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