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Switch Up Your Look with a Tapered Volume Hairstyle

The bigger the better.

Tapered volume is a technique associated with mullets and men’s tapered styles. It’s rarely seen on women and we aren’t sure why! We are loving that this style is finally being rocked by the ladies. This look is entirely dependent on lots of volume and body on top of your head and creating a tapered effect down to the ends. What’s great about this cut is that you can have your hairstylist create it for you or you can create it at home. One thing to note: this style works particularly well with curlier hair. If you have tight curls, consider this cut. If you want to recreate it, curl your hair before styling.

A Tapered Volume Hairstyle Will Give Your Look Added Intensity

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Create the tapered effect by doing a half up half down style. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Create Tapered Volume At Home

If you’re not down to get a haircut to achieve the tapered volume effect, don’t worry! It’s incredibly easy to create at home. You can create this voluminous style by going for a half up half down style. This isn’t your average “tie half your hair back” hairdo, it will require bobby pins and tucking in majority of your hair into the updo.

To start this style, it’s important to have your curls as defined as possible. Use a mousse to give them definition and bounce. Dove Curls Defining Mousse will give you the perfect texture for this style. It also removes frizz and flyaways.

Next, gather the top two-thirds of your hair and begin to tease. Once it’s gotten to a shape you like, secure it with a hair tie. Pin up the end of the ponytail and tuck it into your half up half down creation. This will give the effect that your hair naturally looks that voluminous.

Spray some hairspray and gently pull the top half of the style to create more volume and a little bit of chaos! Suave Professionals Flexible Control Hairspray is perfect for building volume. It’s lightweight and won’t push down on your tapered volume.

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Ask your stylist to focus the volume on top and slowly thin out your strands toward the bottom. Photo Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Ask Your Stylist for a Tapered Volume Haircut

If you love this style so much you want it everyday, ask your stylist to make it happen! This cut works best for women with loads of volume. For this tapered volume cut, your stylist will focus on creating lots of shape and body on top and then chisel and thin your strands down the style.

Maintain the volume and body naturally with a volume enhancing shampoo and conditioner duo. Bed Head by TIGI Epic Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are definitely the way to go when caring for this style.

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