This article will guide you on how to get a bouffant from scratch. Bouffant is the perfect style for any occasion, from weddings to birthdays, prom to a formal dinner. Hopefully, this guide will remove any hesitation you have about wearing a bouffant because it’s so easy to do and so much fun. 

On the other hand, if you want to learn how to do a bouffant but don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place. Below is an easy tutorial on how to give yourself a bouffant without using any heat-styling tools or chemicals. In addition, you will not have to blow-dry or flat iron your hair to get this look. 

Below is a natural and straightforward way to learn how to give yourself a bouffant.

Tutorial: How To Give Yourself A Bouffant?

How To Give Yourself A Bouffant?

You will first need to determine the length of your hair. The easier this is to do, the better, as it will make it easier for you to find where your hairline should start.

Hold up a comb or a piece of paper at an arm’s length and measure the distance to your eyebrows. The exact distance is how long your hair extension piece should be. It is generally easier to go with a longer piece because the bouffant style has a lot of volumes, and it will hide the fact that you have hair extensions.

This style works best with two parts. It’s challenging to do a one-sided bouffant and still have it look good. You can, however, create a half-up style with one part of your hair.

Step 1: Select your hair products.

You will need texturizing hair spray, hairspray spritzer, and bobby pins.
Optional step: you may also want some small clear barrettes for extra support if necessary.

Step 2: Section off the top of your hair.

Make sure your hair is dry. You want to section off the top half of your hair, curving it back behind your ears, creating a foundation for creating your bouffant.

Step 3: Spray a small amount of texturizing spray at the ends of the top half of your hair.

Remember that this will not be visible in the end product once you have styled your hair. Instead, you are creating texture and volume. Work the texturizing spray through the ends of your hair in a downward motion, concentrating it at the ends.

Step 4: Spray the top half of your hair with hairspray.

You want to make sure that every strand is covered so that you do not have any frizz or fly-aways in the end product. Of course, you can skip this step if you are going for a softer bouffant and prefer a more natural look.

Step 5: Get your hairspray spritzer and start to spritz the top half of your hair, as well as the bottom half.

You can do this a couple of times, but you do not need to saturate your hair. Instead, the hair spritzer will provide the right amount of volume to give you a full bouffant.

Step 6: Take the top half of your hair and wrap it around in a loose ponytail.

Do not tie it tight. Instead, you want to secure it using one or two bobby pins not to fall out.

Step 7: Spray your hair with more hairspray to lock in the bouffant.

Spraying further ensures that every strand is completely covered and that you have no flyaways. It will complete your look and guarantee a fail-safe bouffant that looks good all day long.

Step 8: Take your bobby pins and remove the ponytails, one by one.

You will want to pull these out as far as possible without breaking any of your hair. According to Schwarzkopf, though, you should not pull the pins too far; it will leave behind a bump at the top of your head. If you have any small barrettes, put them right above your ears. These will be your anchors for holding the bouffant in place. This step is optional and only if you are worried that your bouffant will fall out.

Step 9: Take a few strands of hair from each side and flip them across the middle of your face.

It will add some volume to your hair and create an eye-catching bouffant. You can also use clear bobby pins to secure this look if necessary. You want to do this at least twice for a fuller look.

Step 10: Kneel on the side of your bed and lightly sweep the bottom half of your hair over to the other side.

You will want to place one or two bobby pins in your hair here so that nothing falls out. If you have difficulty catching some of the back ponytails, don’t worry about it and try another day. Again, you will want to secure it so that it doesn’t fall out.

Step 11: Spray your hair with more hairspray to lock in the bouffant.

It helps ensure that every strand is completely covered and that you have no flyaways, helping complete your look and guarantee a fail-safe bouffant that looks good all day long.


  • Towel or scarf
  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray or gel
  • Rat tail comb or a smooth, wide-tooth comb
  • A medium-hold hairspray.
  • Hair
  • A heat protecting spray (optional)

 Follow the following video for a vivid description of the same:

FAQ’s on How To Give Yourself A Bouffant

How long should I make the extension?

The extension should be no longer than the length you determined earlier. It really shouldn’t be any shorter, though, because the bouffant style has quite a bit of volume, and you don’t want your hair to stick out from underneath.

How long should my piece be?

The piece should be three inches longer than the length you initially determined. It will give you enough hair to create a smooth bouffant.

How should I cut my extension?

Once you have determined the length of your piece, you should have it cut at an angle. The angle will make it blend in more seamlessly with your natural hair.

You can get this done at a hair salon or use scissors yourself. If you decide to do it yourself, run it through a flat-heat styling tool and curl it before cutting to make the ends more manageable and not sticky or stiff.


You will notice that this tutorial is straightforward to follow, and anyone can do it in a short amount of time.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to create a beautiful bouffant that is sure to impress. This style works best when your hair is just a bit past the shoulders. After that, the quality of your hair doesn’t matter all too much. Any newbie can follow these steps and come out looking like a true beauty queen.

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