20 Voluminous Hairstyles That Prove Bigger Is Better

20 Voluminous Hairstyles That Prove Bigger Is Better

Jennifer Coolidge with a big, fluffy hairstyle

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As you’ve surely noticed, Western-inspired style is on the rise thanks to Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter, shows like Yellowstone, and the fact that, as Lainey Wilson belts, “Country’s cool again!” While denim and cowboy boots are two of the biggest symbols of Western style, we’d argue big hair is right on up there. With that in mind, beauty lovers we are, we set out to find the ultimate big hair inspo to harness (or shall we say lasso?) that cowgirl energy.

Ahead, explore 20 voluminous hairstyles that nail the Texas hair trend dominating everything from our socials to the sidewalks.

01 of 20

Miley's Brushed-Back Look

Miley Cyrus with fluffy, brushed back hair on the red carpet

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Miley Cyrus’s 2024 Grammys hairstyle earned endless publicity for its picture-perfect retro silhouette. Her hairstylist, Bob Recine, revealed that the secret to her sculpted, voluminous ‘do was the Nexxus XXL Medium Hold Hairspray ($16).

02 of 20

Laverne's Honey Blonde Mane

Laverne Cox with big, backcombed honey-blonde hair

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In 2022, Laverne Cox showed up to Paris Fashion Week rocking a show-stopping red fringe mini dress paired with a voluminous, honey-blonde hairstyle that has lived rent-free in our minds ever since. To recreate her volume, you’ll need to back-comb the underlayers of your hair. It will feel like a rat’s nest at first, but trust the process—with a little effort, it will turn into a smooth, elevated style.

03 of 20

Lupita's Lifted, Looped 'Do

Lupita Nyong'o with a sculptural hairstyle at the Met Gala

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Lupita Nyong’o turned heads on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet with a lifted, looped ‘do that showcased her natural texture. The sculptural masterpiece was inspired by Lorna Simpson and brought to life by celebrity hairstylist Vernon François.

04 of 20

Yara's Towering Half-Up Hairstyle

Yara Shahidi with a big half-up hairstyle at the Met Gala

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Yara Shahidi redefined half-up, half-down hairstyles when she arrived at the 2019 Met Gala with hair stacked to the heavens. If you hope to DIY her look, just know you’ll likely need an entire pack of bobby pins to secure the stacked style.

05 of 20

Sarah's Lifted, Lived-In Mane

Sarah Victoria with big, fluffy hair and a side ponytail

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Sarah Victoria’s tousled fringe and side-swept pony are what we envision when we ask for a chic, “I Woke Up Like This” hairstyle. For a similar texture, spritz dry hair with the Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Dry Finishing Spray ($29).

06 of 20

Angela's Deep Side Part

Angela Bassett with her fluffy, coily hair deep side parted

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Angela Bassett’s coils always look flawless. One of our favorite ways that she often styles them? In a deep side part that packs the volume. Stunning, no?

07 of 20

Dua's Embellished Bouffant

Dua Lipa at the Met Gala with a long, voluminous black bouffant

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Dua Lipa had the dreamiest embellished bumped-up style at the 2019 Met Gala. The theme was Camp, and her glossy bombshell bouffant nailed it.

08 of 20

Ly's Halo-Inspired Updo

Ly Nha Ky with a smooth and sleek voluminous updo

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Can we take a moment to appreciate Vietnamese actress and model Ly Nha Ky’s Cinderella-esque updo? To nail her shiny style, spritz Color Wow’s Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray ($29) on your ‘do as the final touch.

09 of 20

Adele's Bombshell Blowout

Adele with her hair in a blonde, coiffed blowout

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Does Adele ever not have a good hair day? We’re forever wishing for her good hair genes. For a blowout as bouncy as this one, you have two options: A round brush and a blow-dryer or hot rollers.

10 of 20

Andra's Beehive

Andra Day with a beehive and wispy bangs

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Andra Day’s beehive from the 2018 Grammys looked fresh out of the ’60s, while her bangs nodded to the ’90s. Consider us obsessed.

11 of 20

Monét's Doubled-Up Afro Puffs

Monet X Change with two fluffy afro puffs

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Monét X Change knows how to wow a crowd, and when she attended the 2022 MTV VMAs, she brought her big hair A-game to do just that. Have you ever seen such epic afro puffs?

12 of 20

Jennifer's Headband Style

Jennifer Coolidge with a fluffy blonde blowout and black headband at the SAG Awards

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Jennifer Coolidge is the queen of effortless voluminous waves. Here, she paired them with a trendy black headband to create a little extra lift at the crown.

13 of 20

SZA's Center Part

SZA with a center-parted curly hairstyle

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SZA arrived at the 2024 Grammy Awards with a simple yet stunning voluminous, center-parted style. Celebrity hairstylist Devante Turnbull was behind the look.

14 of 20

Young Wavy Fox's Fendi Fringe

DJ Young Wavy Fox with a curly bouffant and curtain bangs

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DJ Young Wavy Fox’s retro half-up, Fendi-adorned beehive? A vision! The fluffy curtain bangs add a cool-girl touch.

15 of 20

Zendaya's Shag

Zendaya with a curly shag hairstyle

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Zendaya has proven time and time again that she can rock any and all hairstyles. While shags can be a bit divisive, as you can see above, she slayed the voluminous layered look.

16 of 20

Sydney Sweeney's Bow-Topped Blowout

Sydney Sweeney with a blowout and a large chiffon bow in her hair at the 2023 Met Gala

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For the 2023 Met Gala, Sydney Sweeney topped a voluminous layered blowout with a trendy, oversized bow. Stylist Glen Oropeza used the Shark FlexStyle System—and plenty of extensions—to create the sweet vintage look.

17 of 20

Diana's Curls

Diana Ross with her signature brushed-out curls


Diana Ross is known for her vocal skills, of course, but she's also renowned for her signature hairstyle: big, voluminous curls. She's been flaunting the look since the '80s.

18 of 20

Tracee's Bouncy Lob

Tracee Ellis Ross with a bouncy lob at the Critics Choice Awards

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Tracee Ellis Ross took a page from her mama's book and went with big, bouncy curls at the 2024 Critics' Choice Awards. It's an effortlessly chic style that works as well for a red carpet as it does for the everyday.

19 of 20

Oprah's Chocolate Caramel Curls

Oprah with a curly chocolate-caramel hairstyle

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Oprah’s chocolate caramel curls always look lifted at the roots. If your hair tends to fall flat, try achieving her statement style with the Kitsch Volumizing Roller Hair Clips ($8).

20 of 20

Maria's '90s Blowout

Maria Menounos with a highlighted, '90s style blowout

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Maria Menounos’s bronde blowout is a voluminous hairstyle we plan on recreating ASAP. The secret weapon when crafting a look like this? Volumizing mousse.


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