Straight hair fell out of favour for a while there, didn’t it? For the past few seasons, the trend’s been curls: Veronica Lake-style waves or what I like to call Hollywood Hair (the loose, dropped-out curls you see on everyone from Lauren Conrad to Kim Kardashian).
Happily, straight hair is slowly making a comeback, but this time around it’s got a bit of volume at the crown. Exhibit A: Penélope Cruz. Here’s the super-easy trick behind the look:
- Blow-dry your hair until it’s about 80 percent dry—just barely damp.
- Divide into sections (brush or comb them so they’re perfectly smooth) and then wrap around jumbo-size velcro rollers. You’ll need about five or six to cover your crown.
- Blast them again with your hair dryer, or just let your hair air-dry for another 10 or 15 minutes… and when you take them out, voila! Still straight, but with some extra va-va-voom.
- For an even more polished look, you can whisk a flat iron over your ends only.
You can find rollers from Goody for under $10 at most drugstores—just make sure they’re the jumbo-size (you don’t want curls) and the velcro ones, not sponge.