The appearance of voluminous brushing dates back to the sixties, with the advent of the first hair dryers and round brushes. It was during this decade that British hairstylist Vidal Sassoon revolutionized the world of hairdressing by creating geometric, structured cuts that emphasized volume and shape. He also developed innovative styling techniques that helped popularize voluminous brushing…
FARAH FAWCETT’S ICONIC BRUSH
Farah Fawcett, the funny lady who started the trend…
In the 1970s, the voluminous blow-dry became increasingly popular, thanks in particular to the influence of fashion and film icons like Farrah Fawcett. Her signature hairstyle, with its voluminous curls and swept-back locks, became the symbol of the era: it inspired many women to adopt a similar style.
CINDY CRAWFORD’S VOLUMINOUS BRUSKING
In the 1980s blow-drying – always voluminous! – gets smooth, like here on Cindy Crawford.
However, it was during the following decade that voluminous blow-drying reached its peak. The hairstyles of this decade were characterized by exaggerated volume, tight curls and fixation using hairspray. Stars like Madonna, Whitney Houston and Cindy Lauper popularized this look, making it a staple of 80s fashion.
Then, in the 1990s, hair trends shifted towards more natural, less structured styles. The voluminous blow-dry remained popular, but with a softer, more subtle approach. The curls have been replaced with light waves and side-swept highlights, creating a more flowing and relaxed look.
Today, the voluminous brushing returns to its initial version, less fixed.
Today, while it continues to be a popular choice for those looking to add volume and movement to their hair, hairdressers are now using more sophisticated products and tools to create natural, long-lasting volume, focusing on the creation of volume at the root while maintaining soft and light ends, in order to obtain a look that is both chic and relaxed.
The voluminous brushing technique
First of all, it is necessary to prepare the hair by washing and detangling it. Then, to give them body, it is recommended to apply a volumizing product to the roots. Once the hair is prepared, we move on to drying.
To create volume, lift the roots with your fingers and use a hair dryer. Do not pull too hard on the hair to avoid breaking or damaging it. To achieve a perfect shape, a medium-sized round brush is used to wrap the strands of hair around the brush while drying. The roots should be lifted and the tips should be light.
In the end, the hair should be shiny and flexible, without frizz or flyaways. The volume must be well distributed over the entire head, for a harmonious and balanced look. Last advice: it is better not to use too many styling products, as they can weigh down the hair and reduce its volume.
- Realization step by step
- Wash and detangle hair.
- Apply a volumizing product to the roots.
- Dry the hair to 80%, lifting the roots with your fingers.
- Divide the hair into sections and secure them with clips.
- Use a round brush and a hair dryer to dry each section, wrapping the hair around the brush and directing the heat towards the roots to create volume.
- Finish by spritzing on a lightweight setting spray to maintain volume and shape.