Shortcuts to perfect voluminous hair

Tips from Harry Josh on how to achieve the look of the moment pumped up with tons of volume

All over the runways, red carpets, and the hottest TV shows we've been seeing gorgeous looks with tons of volume. The great thing is that it's easy, it's sexy, and everyone can wear it. You can easily create it at home. Take your hair from all down and full of body to an elegant up-do (or pony) that still showcases voluminous hair.

  • To prime hair for high-volume styles, it's important to choose the right products that nourish without weighing hair down. That's why a lightweight shampoo and conditioner are an ideal way to prep for a volume-building styling session.

  • Once hair is towel-dry, spray an ample amount of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster at the roots and focus on the crown of your head.

  • It's important to separate the hair into sections using a fine tooth comb to ensure you're spraying the Root Booster right at the roots.

  • While drying hair - use a round natural bristle brush like a Marilyn Brush. Usually women who are looking to achieve volume have thin or finer hair so a natural bristle brush prevents breakage.

  • When blow drying, it's important to use a nozzle like the one on FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro, to aim directly at the roots.

  • Using the bristle brush and the nozzle, dry hair in sections by pulling up from the roots to further enhance the look of volume, specifically around the crown.

  • Volume can play a part in all different styles - even up-dos. Try a simple low pony or loose bun or sweeping hair into a side ponytail.

  • For a chic look try using a simple black hair tie - If you like to get creative, use a piece of leather or ribbon that you can get at your local fabric store to hold hair in place.

  • Leave a few pieces down in the front to create an elegant look that's still fun and playful.

About Harry Josh:

Harry Josh hails from Vancouver, Canada and before his freelance career took off, Harry was doing double duty as a celebrity hairdresser and casting director for Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. Harry's days are filled doing editorial work for such magazines as Harper's Bazaar, Numéro, British Vogue, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue and V Magazine. The balance of his time is spent between Beverly Hills (Chris McMillan Salon) and New York City (Serge Normant for John Frieda Salon) where he works a few days a month with private clients.

Harry has worked with the top photographers in the fashion industry including Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Carter Smith, Nino Munoz, Miles Aldridge, Stephane Sednoui, Gilles Bensimon and Walter Chin amongst others. Harry has appeared on many national and international daytime television programs including "Oprah" and "The Today Show."

He has also worked on international advertising campaigns ranging from Zara, Anne Klein, Max Factor, Ralph Lauren, Maybelline, Bulgari to the Got Milk campaign. Harry has touched the heads of Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Hillary Swank, Fergie, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Ali Larter, Al Pacino, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hartnett, Leonardo DeCaprio, and supermodels Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen and, his number one client, Gisele Bundchen.

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