Hair Cut & Color
For ladies with fine hair, the length you choose is far more important then the amount of layers you add. You shouldn’t always assume that more layers give more volume. Generally speaking, the longer the hair, the more difficult it is to achieve body for fine-haired ladies. Choose cuts that either have long layers or are all one length. Sometimes, shorter layers or a lot of layers can make hair difficult to style, forcing ends to look stringy and the cut to appear choppy. For finer hair, adding color or highlights can be a surprising volumizing technique that results in added body and texture. For thick or curly hair, shape is key to avoid an overly poufy look. Removing weight with layers is vital to combat that lampshade effect.
Choosing the right size and type of brush is key. I'm partial to the IBIZA Boar Bristle Brush for giving the best quality of volume. Ceramic brushes can be easy at home, but they really don’t offer the same amount of tension needed to create the best volume. Women tend to buy massive brushes, but the larger the brush; the harder it is to achieve the grip needed for volume. Generally speaking, a 2- or 2.5-inch diameter is best.
When using a brush to blow-dry your hair, the most important part of the head to focus on is the crown. When adding volume, use a boar bristle brush, tilt your chin up and over-direct the hair, pushing it forward so the brush rolls on itself like a roller. Continuously roll hair back and release in a C shape as you blow it dry. The cool button on your hairdryer will be your best friend, as it helps set the hair throughout the process.