Marie Antoinette was said to have been the innovator behind the bouffant. Since then, everyone from Jackie O to Beyoncé has sported some variation of the elevated coiff. But, let's face it, the puffed-up hairstyle can easily trend a bit old-fashioned. Well, we're about to give that bad rep the boot: We tapped Erin Ahern, designer and educator at Salon Buzz, to show us how to rock a modern-day version of this oh-so sexy classic.
Sure, there's a little backcombing involved, but this bouffant looks effortless — not contrived. You need not be born with amazing body either. With a few tools and the right products, it's totally workable. Click through for the simple steps, and don a 'do that would make Adele proud.
Photographed by Heather Talbert