Some of us just like big hair. Full-bodied and medium length (midneck to shoulder), this is really a blown-up bob with layers. Bouffant bob works for Glamazons like Gayle King, Christine Baranski, Susan Lucci and Catherine Deneuve. Avoid a stiff, coiffed look by keeping the shape buoyantly casual with a few tousled pieces or a flirty bang, and by using a brushable finishing mist like L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray or Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray to lock down your ’do.
If your hair is long enough, this fallback style looks polished, as it does on Sarah Jessica Parker, Ming-Na Wen, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and any woman who wants to get up and go ASAP. Tails that are too tight can cause tension breakage, so loosen up the pullback and leave some pieces around the face for a fresh, contemporary take on this classic.
Tightly textured African American hair that’s worn in a short Afro like Viola Davis and Shari Belafonte or a textured cloud like Wanda Sykes and Chaka Khan (or sometimes even Oprah Winfrey) is always authentic and cool. Keep it hydrated with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Oil or Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed Oil. When you need a change, bump up the look with temporary or semi permanent color.