If you’ve ever looked through your mom’s (or grandma’s) high school yearbook before, you probably saw her or one of her friends wearing a bouffant hairstyle. Basically, it’s the kind of updo (or half updo) that has been puffed out and teased in order to give it an unbelievable amount of volume!
And just as the old saying goes, there really is nothing new under the sun. In fact, this coming fall—believe it or not—one of the most fashionable ways to wear your hair is in a bouffant.
Now before you turn up your nose or roll your eyes, stop and check out some of these looks. You might be surprised by just how great these women look and how awesome a bouffant hairdo will ultimately look on you too!
1. Multi-knots bouffant
No doubt. You’re going to need a lot of hair to make this particular bouffant work, but isn’t it cute? Cute enough to make the effort if you can.
2. Half updo bouffant
Rocking a bouffant doesn’t mean that you have to pull all of your hair up. Here’s a classic way to make a half updo bouffant work for you.
3. Bouffant with a headband
Bouffants are extra special looking when you choose to accessorize them. Say with a headband, for instance.
4. Big and high bouffant
Yeah. Bouffants don’t get much bigger and higher than this. You probably won’t want to wear it to work but it’s great for a formal occasion.
5. Bouffant and side braid
There is something that’s very youthful and modern about this bouffant and side braid. Try it out and let us know how you like it, will you?
6. “A-line bob” bouffant
Another hair trend that’s pretty big right now is tucking the back of your hair so that it looks like a bob or an A-line bob. Doing this and then teasing the top for a bit of volume is how she was able to create this type of bouffant look.
7. 60s classic bouffant
The yearbook reference that we made? Yeah, this is exactly what we were talking about. It’s the classic 60s bouffant.
8. Bouffant with bangs
If you have bangs, that’s perfectly fine. Make them a part of your bouffant look.
9. Side loose bouffant
Whew-whee! This is a real show-stopper right here! A side loose bouffant? How could you possibly not want to try this one out?!
10. Bouffant with long bangs
Here’s just one more example of how to wear bangs with a bouffant. Even if you’re currently growing yours out.
11. Bridal bouffant
Are you a bride who’s going for a bit of a vintage look? What do you think abut this particular bouffant style?
12. Bouffant with big ribbon
If you’ve got a formal work event or a dressy date coming up, this is a perfect hairstyle for it. (That ribbon is stylishly precious!)
13. Bouffant with barrette
Here’s another great example of how to accessorize your bouffant. Hey, barrettes are something that you should never outgrow!
14. Smooth and sleek bouffant
If your bangs are short, it will be harder to pull this one off. But if they are long or better yet, you don’t have any at all, here’s a super smooth and sleek bouffant that you can wear.
15. “Messy” bouffant
Hair that looks loose and tousled is hair that a lot of men find to be really sexy. That’s why we had to show you how to make a bouffant look that way.
16. Bouffant with a low short ponytail
And what if your hair is on the shorter side? That’s OK. Tease the top and then pull the back into a long ponytail. Like so…
17. Two-knot bouffant
In a nutshell, this basically looks like two Afro puffs for people with straight hair. Either way, the look is a favorite!
18. Strawberry blonde bouffant
We’re sharing this bouffant because one color that is a big all trend is strawberry blonde. So, if you’re thinking about adding a hint of color, ask your stylist to put your hair into a bouffant and…voila! Perfection.
19. Bouffant and low bun
Do you like pulling your hair into a bun? For a dressy occasion, how about a bouffant and bun combo?
20. Bouffant with a loose knot
Or for an occasion that is a bit more casual, a bouffant and a loose knot? (With maybe a headband.)
21. Double knot bouffant
It’s a favorite. Double knots help to make a hair look like…perfection.
22. “Twist up” bouffant
You might need a bit of help for this “twist up” bouffant. But with end results like these, it’s totally worth the effort!
23. “Front” bouffant
Singer Janelle Monae is a part of the reason why the bouffant is back on the scene. No doubt about it.