Trend Watch: High-Volume Hair

Are you coveting Adele’s bouncy, high-volume ‘do these days? You’re not alone. High-volume hair is all over the place for the fall and winter seasons. Whether it’s for work, a party, or hanging out with friends, here’s how you can get fabulous high hair for yourself.

The Look

One of the best things about this particular trend is that it works for anyone. Whether your hair is thick or thin, curly or straight, long or short, high volume is easily achievable with the right haircut and products.

There are tons of variations, which include big, structured curls, straight hair with bounce (a la Adele), and messy waves. This is one of the things that makes this trend so fun—you can do a different take on it every day!

How to Get It

Source: Redken.com

Source: Redken.com

To get hair with tons of volume that doesn’t fall flat after an hour or two, you need to call in the big guns. That means professional-quality products. Wash hair with volumizing shampoo and conditioner, then apply a lifting product right out of the shower—we like Redken’s Full Frame 07 and Guts 10. Blow dry upside down if you want maximum volume (with a round brush for sexy, messy waves). Finish your high-volume style with hairspray at the roots to lock it in.

If your hair is naturally thin, you’ll want to make sure you get a haircut that works with it, not against it. Long layers are always a good choice—they’re much easier to style into a high-volume hairdo than hair that’s all one length.

Pro tip: dry shampoo is a great way to get some volume back in your hair when you don’t have time to wash it. It cuts grease that can weigh hair down and gives you lift.

It’s All About Balance

To avoid looking like a refugee from an ‘80s music video, think about balance. For example, you can pair voluminous waves with straight, flat bangs so the look isn’t overdone. And don’t forget about your clothes. A sleek, form-fitting outfit looks great contrasted with a high-volume hairstyle, but a flowy, loose outfit with big hair can be too much.


Come in to Clipzone to get the haircut and products you need for trendy, high-volume hair!