Cosmo's covers are famous for featuring women with voluminous, bombshell hair. Here, Oscar Blandi, who's styled many Cosmo covers, explains how to get our signature strand effect.
STEP 1:Towel dry your hair then mist a leave-in conditioner on your ends followed by a volumizer all over. Flip your head over and start blow-drying your roots while pulling them away from your scalp with your fingers, then dry the rest of your hair until it's slightly damp.
STEP 2: Bring your hair upright and wrap 1-inch sections in Velcro rollers. Once all your hair is set, blow-dry with a diffuser for 10 minutes on the hot setting, then 10 minutes on cool. Alternative options: Use large hot rollers or a curling iron but first make sure hair is 100 percent dry.
STEP 3: Remove the rollers, then mix a drop each of shine serum and light gel (the perfect combo for hold and shine) between your fingers, then run hands throughout your hair.
STEP 4: For an extra body boost, gently tease your roots around the crown of your head, Finish by finger-tousling your hair into a cascade of loose come-hither curls, and give your locks a light spritz with hair spray.
STEP 5: Major mane booster: chopsticks have a hidden use: They can give your hair loads of volume. Right after blow-drying, while your hair is still warm, twist it into a bun and slip the sticks through, says NYC salon owner Ted Gibson. Remove the sticks when your tresses have cooled and voilà beautiful body.