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The Early ‘00s Hair Pouf Is Getting A Sleek, Trendy Makeover
The hair pouf from the early 2000s is back, but it's not an exact replica of its outdated counterpart. The modern version features soft curls for a more polished look.
Softly curled hair will offset the sharpness of the pulled-back look. It's a great half-up, half-down look for shorter hair, and looks stunning on long hair, too.
To master the look, grab a triangular section of hair at the front. Align the section with the highest point of your eyebrows, which will give lift to the whole face.
Next, "unclip the [pouf] section and spray texturizing spray near the roots," as hairstylist Clariss Rubenstein explained to Allure. Tease the roots from back to front.
Finally, comb down the pouf with a boar bristle brush so it stays sleek. This ultra-sharp sleekness is what sets the contemporary hair pouf different from past iterations.