How to Feather Your Hair Back

Magdalena Roze wore the fun, feathered style at the live final of Australia's

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From Tara Reid to Paris Hilton, young celebs -- even those besides the hard-rockin' party queens -- are in love with the feathered hair look. Originated by the beautiful Farrah Fawcett, the gorgeous, light-as-air style is fun and flirty, and as long as you have medium to long hair that's layered from your cheekbone to the ends, you can flaunt this style too.


Apply a dollop of mousse to damp hair, working from the top down, so most of the product is distributed through the roots area of your hair.


Blow-dry your hair using a round brush to get volume and lift, especially around the roots. Flip your head upside-down for part of the drying time to get some extra oomph.


Part your hair with a comb and place a front section of hair between the paddles of your heated flat iron. Starting at the roots, move the iron down the length of the hair. As you do, pull the straightener in a slightly upward and backward motion, creating a backward flip in your hair.


Repeat this on the rest of the hair around your face. Use the iron to smooth the hair around the back of your head straight with just a small flip up at the ends.


Help your style stay in place and keep it big and beautiful with a bit of flexible-hold hair spray. Hold the bottle near the ends of your hair and spray upward, scrunching your hair gently with one hand at the same time. This boosts body and gives you that vivacious volume you're after.

Things You'll Need



3.Round brush

5.Flat iron



6.Hair spray


Tips & Tricks


Use a large-barrel curling iron to define your feathered look. Roll the hair backward as with the flat iron, but wrap the hair around the barrel rather than using the clamp to avoid unsightly kinks in your fine, feathered hair.


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