How to do a Bouffant

By LeafTV Editor

How to do a Bouffant. The bouffant hairstyle was popularized in the 1960's by Jackie Kennedy. The term bouffant refers to any large hairstyle that's created by backcombing and the use of a large amount of hair spray to secure the hair into place. It isn't difficult to do, but it is a time consuming process.

Step 1

Wash your hair, towel it dry and add a generous amount of hair gel.

Step 2

Start blow drying your hair upside down from the roots to create that height.

Step 3

Use the large round brush while blow drying your hair to create the large rolls in the bouffant hairstyle.

Step 4

Curl your hair with the large hot rollers or a wide barrel curling iron to complete the large rolls.

Step 5

Backcomb each section of rolled hair with a small-toothed comb, so your hair is as tall as it can be all the way around your head.

Step 6

Smooth the very top layer of hair using a wide-tooth pick to gently shape your final look.

Step 7

Spray your hair with a high quality, strong hold hairspray to keep your bouffant hairstyle from falling.