Make It Yours: Bigger The Hair, The Closer To Camp

On the first Monday in May, celebrities and fashion creatives gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for fashion’s biggest night. This year, the gala explored the theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion. The looks were exaggerated, big and anything but serious. Particularly iconic were looks from the likes of Lady Gaga, Ciara, Kacey Musgraves and Donatella Versace.

Dua Lipa at the Met Gala with big hair
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Dua Lipa attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Beauty trends came in hot this year—we noticed exaggerated eyelashes, colorful nails, eye-catching headdresses, and plenty of hair coloras accessory. Our favorite? BIG hair. Dua Lipa and Lily Collins were among the celebrities that pulled off a big bouffant. We spoke to Mayra Rodriguez, National Education Director to understand how to capture a simpler version of the the big 1960s inspired hair seen on the pink carpet, making it perfect for a night out on the town with your girlfriends. This hair is versatile and can work on both long and short hair, depending how big you want it.

What you need:

  • Blow dryer (optional)
  • Clips or rollers
  • Backcombing brush or combs
  • 1.25 curling iron
  • Crimper (optional)
  • TIGI Copyright Volume Lift Style Spray
  • TIGI Copyright Maximum Hold Hairspray (Lots of it)
moving picture of stylists spraying hair

How to Achieve the Look:

  • Blow dry damp hair for maximum volume.
  • Separate the hair into sections starting from the bottom and leaving the hair in front in clips or rollers.
  • Curl the hair at the bottom section once you’re finished parting the hair.
  • Once you’ve curled the hair begin to tease it by crimping and combing the hair back and forth until it creates a messy look, adding hairspray and volumizing spray for the hold and height.
  • Continue to do this until you reach the top section of the hair, and you take the front section out of the clips or rollers.
  • When the clips or rollers are removed, begin to backcomb the hair on top of the teased hair so that it will lay off the head, this will create a fuller look.
  • Hairspray is the key to this look, spray away!

A tip for shot hair: Create a perfect side part and maximize volume to one side instead of all back. This will create a nice and glamorous look for you.

toniguyusa GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

The bigger the hair, the closer to camp. 1960s-esque, pageant-level volume is easy to achieve with patience. Make sure to check out our Instagram for fashion show hair that resembles these looks. Let us know what you think!

A career in cosmetology has so many endless possibilities! Whether it’s hair, nails, or skin, your creativity can soar with so many exciting opportunities. Learn a little more about our cosmetology program at Toni&Guy and explore your possibilities!