Hairstyles With Humps in the Hair

America Ferrera wears a modern hairstyle with a little hump at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

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If you're looking to up the volume on your hair, add a hump. Don't worry, we're not talking an over-the-top Snooki kinda hump. These humps are totally sleek, modern and subtle. Just a little tease of the hair, and you've instantly created a chic, new look that's great for a fun night out!

Go Retro

If you're going to rock a hump look, one of your options has to be a retro look. Make your retro hump more modern by keeping it subtle. Try a Bridget Bardot-esque 'do like the one Emma Roberts rocked at the Michael Kors 30th Anniversary Party in New York City. The hair was parted on the side, teased at the crown and loosely pinned back, letting a bang hang free in the front. Totally today with a touch of retro!

Half and Half

Wear the top half of your hair back and let the rest hang loose in soft curls. To achieve this look, wrap 1-to-2-inch sections of loose hair around a 1-inch curling iron. For a naturally curly look, switch the direction you wrap your hair around the curling iron. So, wrap one section to the right, and then wrap the next to the left. Then just tease the hair at the crown of the head, part it on one side and pull the top portion back and bobby pin it in place. Top off with a mist of hair spray.

Straight With a Hump

If curls aren't your thing, try an exaggerated hump half updo with sleek, straight locks. The juxtaposition of the teased crown and super-straight hair is absolutely striking and completely modern. Blow-dry hair with a round brush. Then tease hair at the crown. Pull the teased section back into a high ponytail and hold in your hand as you twist your little pony and pin it down with a few bobby pins. Let the rest of your hair fall straight.

Wear It Down

Add a slight hump to your all-down hairstyle. Zoe Saldana is one of the celebs who often rocks this look. To get her look, backcomb hair at the crown just at the roots. You don't want your hump to be overly large here, so only gently tease. Lightly brush over the outer layer of hair to smooth it back with the rest of your tresses. Wear this look with curly or wavy hair.

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