Who says you have to get a professional blowout for big, sexy hair? We enlisted the help of hairstylist Jen Atkin (she’s responsible for the voluminous locks of celebs like Chrissy Tiegen, Emmy Rossum, and Jennifer Lopez) to show us how to get bigger, fuller hair—no salon appointment required.
Keep scrolling for our step-by-step guide!
Top: Etre Cecile Floral Print T-Shirt ($115)
Prep your hair with a texture spray, like Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort Spray. Spritz throughout your strands and take small sections to distribute it evenly.
Rough dry your hair with a blow dryer and your fingers, focusing on the root area (you’ll brush out the ends later).
Use a clip to section off the top half of your hair.
Take your beach or texturizing spray and spritz it throughout the bottom section of your hair.
Atkin used a Mason Pearson Brush ($205) to pull the hair taut as she blow dried each section. “This will help give you more texture and fluffiness,” she says. Do this until the bottom section is thoroughly dry, then unclip the top half of your hair and repeat.
If needed, you can take a dry texturizing spray, like Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray ($42), and spray it throughout your finished strands to add thickness.
Thick, full, bouncy hair has never been so easy.
And don’t forget to check out her website, Mane Addicts, for daily hairspiration!
Photographer: Chris Patey
Hairstylist: Jen Atkin
Makeup: Lauren Andersen
Fashion Director: Laurie Trott
Model: Nicole Akhtarzad