Want to get that salon oomph at home? Here's how to make it happen in three steps.

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated August 23, 2018
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Doing your own hair can be a real hassle if you don't have the right tools and techniques. With these simple steps, though, you'll get salon-worthy volume all on your own.

Photograph by Jerry Leu

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Step 1

Prep your hair with body-boosting shampoo and conditioner, like John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Shampoo and Conditioner ($12 each; ulta.com). Divide your towel-dried hair into two-inch sections and wrap them each around a round brush. Aim the blow-dryer nozzle downward to dry each section from root to tip, creating tension as you slide the brush down.

Photograph by Jerry Leu

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Step 2

After one section of your hair is dry, set your blow-dryer down and wrap the hair around your pointer and middle fingers, forming a loose roll. Secure it at your scalp by sliding in a duckbill clip. We like Lena Open Hair Clip Set ($24 for 4; anthropologie.com). Repeat this step all over your head.

Photograph by Jerry Leu

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Step 3

Once your hair is cool, undo the clips to unravel each section. Doing so buys you added volume that won’t deflate the second you walk outside. Shake out hair and finger-comb it to smooth, then set your locks with a flexible hairspray, like Tresemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray Hold Level 2 Smooth ($5; target.com).