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Autumn/Winter 2010 Beauty Trend: Big Hair

06/09/2010 18:15 | Updated 22 May 2015

For our third installment of a/w 2010 hottest beauty trends we tackle the new bouffant. Check out the gallery below for top tips on how to master this giant 'do.

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A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

When it comes to beauty icons, Kurt Cobain is not everyone's cup of tea. So if this season's grunge revival leaves you cold, welcome to the perfect antidote. After all, nothing says glamour quite like big hair. Is that right Nina Ricci (right) and Christian Dior (left)?

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

From 70s-inspired luxurious blow-dries at Chloe to perfectly coiffed 60s beehives at Prada (left) and 40s film noir chic at Chanel (right) - the new bouffant takes inspiration from past decades. But matte texture is the key to this season's modern take – perfect for giving uptown girl hair a cool downtown edge.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

The immaculately coiffed beehives and blow-waves of the 50s were glamorous but not exactly bedroom-friendly (hairnet, anyone?)... until Brigitte Bardot came along. With some simple teasing and tousling, the perennial French muse took the classic bouffant trend and turned it into the sexy bedroom hair women and hairstylists have been emulating ever since.

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

Volumising products are great for giving lank lengths a volume injection. But even the tiniest amount too much will have an adverse effect, weighing down fine hair. So remember, less is more.

Don't make the common mistake of tipping your head upside-down. This will give your hair width instead of height. To give fine hair maximum oomph while blow-drying, lift sections of hair vertically while aiming the dryer at the roots.

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A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

Swap your gloss serum for a texturising paste to create this season's new matte finish. But while you don't want the hair to look too polished you still want it to look healthy and nourished so don't skimp on conditioner. Try label.m Thickening Cream" target="_blank"> and Tresemme Root Boosting Spray

A/w 2010 beauty trend: Big hair

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