Bouffant – Hairstyle

by Shine My Crown Staff
Alias: Beehive, Big hair, Teased hair, Voluminous updo



  1. What is a bouffant hairstyle?
    A bouffant is a hairstyle characterized by creating volume and height at the crown of the head. It often involves teasing or backcombing the hair to achieve a puffed-up look, creating a stylish and elegant appearance.
  2. Can a bouffant be done on any hair length?
    A bouffant can be done on various hair lengths, although it may be easier to achieve with medium to long hair. However, even those with shorter hair can create a modified version of the bouffant using styling techniques and products.
  3. Do I need any specific tools or products to create a bouffant?
    To create a bouffant, you may need a few tools and products:
  • Fine-tooth comb or teasing brush: for backcombing and creating volume
  • Bobby pins or hairpins: to secure and shape the bouffant
  • Hairspray: to set the style and hold the volume
  • Optional: hair padding or a hair rat for added height and fullness
  1. How do I make a bouffant last longer?
    To make your bouffant last longer, you can:
  • Use hairspray or a lightweight styling product before backcombing to add grip and hold.
  • Secure the bouffant with bobby pins or hairpins for extra stability.
  • Avoid excessive touching or brushing, as it may flatten the volume.
  • Sleep with a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase to minimize friction and preserve the style overnight.

The bouffant is a classic and sophisticated hairstyle that adds volume and height to the crown of the head. It creates a chic, retro-inspired look suitable for various occasions, from formal events to casual outings. By teasing the hair and using proper styling techniques, you can achieve a glamorous bouffant that complements your overall style.

The bouffant hairstyle gained popularity in the 1960s and was popularized by celebrities and fashion icons of the time. Its voluminous and dramatic look became a symbol of elegance and sophistication. The bouffant was often accompanied by other iconic elements of the era, such as beehive hairstyles and mod fashion. Today, the bouffant remains a classic hairstyle that can be adapted to suit modern tastes and occasions.


  1. Start with clean, dry hair. Brush or comb through your hair to remove any tangles or knots.
  2. If desired, apply a lightweight styling product or hairspray to add texture and grip to your hair.
  3. Part your hair in your preferred style. A middle part or a deep side part works well for a bouffant.
  4. Take a section of hair at the crown of your head, close to the roots.
  5. Hold the section of hair straight up and use a fine-tooth comb or teasing brush to backcomb it. Start at the roots and gently comb downward toward the scalp to create volume. Repeat this process a few times until the section becomes voluminous and slightly tangled.
  6. Once the section is adequately teased, carefully smooth the top layer of hair over the backcombed section to create a polished appearance.
  7. Secure the teased section in place by gently inserting bobby pins or hairpins vertically into the hair, crossing them for added stability. The pins should be hidden within the hair.
  8. Continue backcombing and securing sections of hair at the crown until you achieve the desired level of volume and height.
  9. Smooth the remaining hair over the bouffant, ensuring a seamless blend between the teased and smooth sections.
  10. If desired, use additional bobby pins or hairpins to secure any loose strands or smooth out the sides of the bouffant.
  11. Once the bouffant is secure, lightly mist it with hairspray to set the style and hold the volume.
  12. Style the rest of your hair as desired, whether leaving it down, creating loose waves, or styling it into an up


Enjoy your stylish bouffant and rock that glamorous retro-inspired look!

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