A few of the reasons that we love to change our hair so much is because it is an visual display of who we are, a distraction when we feel uncomfortable, or an outlet for change. One of the best places to look for inspiration for our hair expression is the past. Perhaps a direct replication of a hairstyle of 80 years ago isn’t the right choice but past hairstyles can give you the inspiration you need to recognize and modernize a trendy new bouffant hairstyle.
The bouffant is a hairstyle that is raised around the crown and left down on the side. It was made famous by the Marie Antoinette who allegedly has thin hair and wanted it to appear thick (something’s never change). Robert Bessone created the modern bouffant, which become popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s with leading ladies like Jackie Kennedy.
Half Up Half Down Bouffant Hairstyle
If you prefer to keep your hair down to frame your face or perhaps you have a round face shape and like the slimming effect of a down hairstyle but still want to style your hair then a half up do with a small bouffant around the crown and style your with some loose waves for a modern bouffant hairstyle.
Bouffant Hairstyle and Headband
Channel your inner flower power with this 1960’s inspired voluminous hairstyle. Scarlett Johansson looks like perfection with this layered hairstyle, loose waves and bouffant styled with a thin black headband. You can’t go wrong with this 1960’s bouffant hairstyle.
The bob is super trendy right now and you can make yours look full of body with a bouffant. The bouffant creates a little bit of volume in the back of the crown and this simple added touch of styling really changes a simple hairstyle with little effort or time. Straight or wavy texture, a small bouffant is perfect.
Formal Bouffant Up do
The traditional bouffant is a down hairstyle but certainly works as an updo, especially for more formal events such as prom or a wedding. A bouffant updo with the highest part of the hair around the crown or the head, wrapped up tightly, and side-swept bangs is a timeless formal hairstyle.