Big Hair is Not Dead!

Recently on a trip back to Nashville, it got me thinking about my affinity for big hair and where it all began. Who were my hair icons growing up, and where did I find my inspiration? Many could associate the term “big hair” with a negative connotation, depicting an overdone, grotesquely made-up prom queen, rather than a voluminous, sexed-up, “hair goddess.” So when is big too big?

Growing up, after my phase of gold hoop earrings and chula inspired slicked hair, my hair depicted any normal awkward eleven year-old’s: simple, no frills and long. Back then most of my TV watching was done at friends’ houses scanning VH1, MTV, and E!’s true Hollywood stories. Def Leppard: Behind the Music introduced me to hair metal and volume like no other. But around my family it was all Country, all the time. I remember being particularly fond of watching Shania Twain in her videos. Back then she had long, wavy hair she swayed around like it was an extension of the music. Captivated by this hair movement of country stars in the 90s, every night before bed I would make a wish for my hair: “Please become thicker and curly!”

Moving to Nashville in my later teens, and becoming a stylist years later I was taught that the bigger the hair the closer you are to god. Carrie Bradshaw, off of Sex in the City, was my look then. My wish had come true and I had more hair than I could deal with. I was in heaven!

So, whether you’re inspired by Dolly, Reba, or Bardot every one deserves a night of glamour and big. Just remember products are essential to a great blowout. Call and schedule a tutorial with one of us at the salon, so you can take home the knowledge and hair with you. Also, in my opinion when is big to big? NEVER!

PS>> My favorite flat hair remedy right now is Phyto’s Volume Actif spray paired with Lulu hair powder. Both available at WINDOWWALL salon.

(photo by Amanda Leigh Smith)

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