The Best Bouffant Ever: Retro Style!

Hello! My name is Steph with Hair and Makeup by Steph and I am excited to be back at Latest-Hairstyles to share this gorgeous hair tutorial. Just in time for the holiday season, too!

This bouffant-inspired updo is modern and chic with just the right amount of vintage flair. The style is touchable yet ‘put together’ and is much easier to achieve than you might think. Here’s how to get the look…

retro bouffant hair tutorial

1. Begin by clipping the top half of your hair aside for later.

2. Once the top half is clipped up, put the bottom half in a low ponytail at your nape.

3. and 4. Create a small hole at the base of your ponytail and push the ponytail down through it, creating an inside out ponytail.

5. Backcomb the ponytail.

6. Once the ponytail is backcombed, use your fingers to roll the ends of the hair upwards, creating a chignon.

7. Secure with bobby pins.

8. Let down the top half of your hair and create a deep side part.

9. Backcomb the top half of your hair for added volume.

10. Pull all of the hair from the top half loosely back and twist it one time, pushing it upwards and towards your scalp to create more volume. Secure it with bobby pins so it rests right on top of the chignon.

11. Continue to loosely twist the hair through to the ends, wrapping the ends around the side of the chignon and securing them with bobby pins underneath.

12. Gently loosen some small hairs around your face to soften the front.

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