big hair


Definition of big hair

: hair that is styled and teased to occupy an unusually large amount of space above and around the head

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For the next month, all eyes will be on you (naturally), so embrace your flamboyance through big hair, animal prints, and lots of bold choices. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Leo Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 There's big hair—and then there's the hair seen on the pre-fall2019 Versace runway last night. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Hair at Versace's Show Was So Big and Full of Secrets," 3 Dec. 2018 As a young hairstylist in Miami in the early eighties, my mom’s M.O. was to wear big hair and big jewelry. Jessica Militare, Glamour, "The Case for Clip-on Earrings, Inspired by My Mom’s Gaudy Jewelry Collection," 30 Aug. 2018 Come for the big hair and bell bottoms, stay for the light misandry. Vogue, "These Are the Best Anti–Valentine’s Day Movies to Make You Very Glad You’re Single," 12 Feb. 2019 Another way to achieve bigger hair is with two-strand twists. Shammara Lawrence, Allure, "Lace Frontier: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Wigs," 10 Sep. 2018 Ricki starred in the 1988 version of Hairspray as Tracy Turnblad (who flaunted really big hair). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Get All 'The Masked Singer' Spoilers You Could Ever Want," 10 Jan. 2019 Now check out Dolly Parton's biggest hair moments: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kaia Gerber Wore the Most Voluminous Hair Ever on the Valentino Couture Runway," 6 July 2018 And the 80s are tough, because the 80s are big hair and neon colors. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘The Front Runner’ director Jason Reitman says technology has taught today’s young people how to be great filmmakers," 1 Nov. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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