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Thanks to Adele, big hair is back!

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Thanks to Adele, big hair is back!

So here's how you can pump up the volume...

By Alice Hart-davis

Last updated at 2:02 AM on 27th February 2012

 

While it was her big voice that first got her noticed, at the BRIT Awards, it was Adele’s fabulous hair that we couldn’t stop admiring.

Her magnificent oversized mane harks back to the stylised volume of the Sixties, but with a modern twist. And Adele isn’t the only one to have adopted big hair — Mulberry and Diane von Furstenberg also showed off bouffant and teased hairstyles in their spring/summer collections.

Michael Ashton, Adele’s hair and make-up artist, describes the look he created for her at the BRITs as a modern take on the classic English Rose. ‘It’s Susannah York meets Marilyn Monroe over high tea,’ he says.

 
Big success: Adele impressed at the Brits with her performance and look
Big success: Adele impressed at the Brits with her performance and look
 

Big success: Adele impressed at the Brits with her performance and look

He achieved the style by working a volumising serum through Adele’s damp hair, applying a root-lifting spray, then blasting with a hairdryer while Adele had her head flipped forward, creating instant lift at the roots.

He finished drying it using a medium-sized round brush, then curled sections with a hot tong and finally set the style with strong-hold hairspray.

But that’s just one way to supersize your hair. Here are some others:

 

THE TOOLS

Good old heated rollers which can help lift hair from the roots are back in fashion, says celebrity hair stylist Mathew Alexander: ‘If I’m doing a big-hair look, I always set the hair on heated rollers after blow-drying.’

The latest high-tech rollers are Cloud Nine’s innovative ‘The O’ rollers system, which heats rollers individually in four seconds flat (cloudninehairusa.com).

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