The Poof


How to “poof” your hair without looking like Snooki. 😉

(the #’s correspond to the product list below)

  • Curl the bottom of your hair with a curling iron (#1), just for a slight curl (not necessary but I did for this look)
  • Using a rat tail comb (#3), divide the section at the top of your hair that you want to poof.
  • Spray that section, with dry shampoo to give it some texture.  I used this one which was gifted to me by Salon Grafix (#2) and it worked really well.  (as a side note, this dry shampoo does not work well to absorb oil for a “non hair wash day” but works great as a styling product – in my experience at least)
  • Tease the part of your hair – with the rat tail comb (#3) – that you want to pull up, paying attention to the underlayers to give it a bigger poof.
  • Clip the sides back with bobby pins (#4) at a slightly high part at the back of your head
  • Using a round barrel brush (#6), smooth out bumps and pull sightly to give the sides a bit of a poof.  I find that the round barrel brushes are easier to do that then a regular brush.
  • Gather the middle part that is teased and bobby pin to the same area as the sides are clipped to
  • Use the same comb (#3) that you tease with, gently pull out more hair, the more you pull, the bigger the poof will be so make sure not to pull too much!
  • I used about 6 or 7 bobby pins to hold up my hair so don’t be afraid to use as many as you need to make sure it’s secure!
  • Comb out your bangs and then use a bit of hairspray (#5) to hold everything together and you are good to go!
  • Add an “accent” bobby pin (#7) for some sparkle to your hair!

Products used:
1. T3 Bespoke Labs ‘Twirl’ Curling Iron (1 1/4″)
2. Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo
3. Champion Rat Tail Comb 8″ Edged Back Wide Teeth
4. GOODY Bobbypins
5. Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hair Spray
6. Technique Thermal Round Brush with Tourmaline
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Love, Marc Bobbies Hair Accessories


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  • PetiteLittleGirl
    November 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I wish my hair is long enough to try this look. I love your gorgeous long hair. Have a great week!

  • PetiteAsianGirl
    November 16, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Nice step by step…you should make a quick video!

    I recently got a japanese bumpit (from eBay) and it's nothing like the american bumpits…it's dark velcro with a foam inside and it blends in really well!

  • Daisy
    November 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    thanks for the tutorial.

    cute outfit too 🙂

  • kileen
    November 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    ooh, great tutorial! i agree that you should definitely make a video. your hair looks beautiful (and not snookie-like at all!)

  • CessOviedo
    November 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Lol! When I first read the title I thought of Snooky right away! … And then started reading and laughed a lot! … I love poofs like your not over the top and super girly! You have great hair!
    Have a lovely tuesday! xo

  • Beautifully Invisible
    November 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I can never get the "poof" quite right, and I think this will help.

    On a side note – I have a can of that Salon Grafix dry shampoo and was getting ready to pitch it because I thought it was worthless. Thanks for the idea to use it as a styling product, I'll have to try it.

  • Kelly
    November 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    You look great – definitely not Snooki-ish. 🙂

  • sharonlei
    November 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Tiffany, you're so beautiful. Great hair tutorial. 🙂 Love your make up as well…. fresh. 🙂

    xx Love & Aloha

  • Jessica
    November 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I love this hairstyle on you. You just have great hair and I'm jealous! My hair won't hardly hold any curl for more than ten minutes. I've always been the worst at curling it though. Have you ever done a tutorial on how to get the subtle curls that you usually wear?

  • Katie
    November 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Great tutorial – it turned out great!

  • theitteen
    November 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    this is the most wearable poof that i've seen 🙂 I would try it if my hair could curl 🙁 for some reason my curls fall straight down after its curled. until I figure out how to fix it I will read your great hair tutorials!


  • Kristin
    November 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I much prefer the pouf a la Tiffany!

  • Stephie
    November 17, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I second the quick video idea :]

    I will definitely try this hairstyle out for work. Love volume and it isn't ridiculously poofy! Thanks a bunch!

  • Really Petite
    November 17, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Please do a video!! Great tutorial and you have such beautiful hair!!

  • WendyB
    November 17, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I love that hairspray. I wanna huff it 😉

  • Carolyn
    November 17, 2010 at 6:10 am

    you look so lovely! definitely not like snooki yay 😉 haha

  • Lisa
    November 17, 2010 at 6:58 am

    love your blog! I've been a silent reader for a while now :).

    Especially love this post because I have fine, thing, flat hair. I'm always looking for way to give it more volume without it looking weird and plasticy =)

    Thanks! great tutorial

  • Aubrey Murray
    November 18, 2010 at 2:46 am

    bump it!!!