And we have liftoff! Major volume at the roots was the mane event on fall 2012 runways (like at Carolina Herrera, left). It’s OK if you’re not up for beehive-high hair. Even the slightest bump is more than enough to elevate your look. Want to keep it sophisticated and retro—not Snooki and Co.? Add a slim ballerina headband. Here’s how.
Step 1: Tease. Using a boar-bristle brush, back-comb hair at the crown until you reach the desired height.
To buy: Conair Styling Essentials Teasing Hair Brush, $6, walgreens.com.
Step 2: Slide on a headband. Then carefully smooth out the top layer of hair with the brush.
To buy: Goody headband, $5 for two, at drugstores.
Step 3: Set with finishing spray. Look for one that’s formulated not to weigh down teased hair. You want it to look soft, not helmet-y.
To buy: Redken Quick Tease 15, $18, redken.com for salons.