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December 1, 2010

Splurge vs. Save: Volumizing Mousse

Dolly, Bridgette, Bobbie, Ann-Margret. One thing nearly all of my beauty icons have in common is big, sexy, full-bodied hair. And while my teasing brush and Velcro rollers are affordable essentials for getting huge hair, who has the time? For the days when I need to wash, dry, and get the heck out of the house, I’ve been reaching for Fantastic Style Volumizing Root Lift. It’s surprisingly cheap for how quickly it plumps up my strands. After I work in a heaping palmful from root to tip, I blow-dry using a bristle brush to pull strands skyward (instead of flipping my head over, which will give you wide hair, not big hair) and voila—light, easy-to-achieve volume. And with a price tag that’s $5 less than a similar (albeit more earth-friendly) product, it’s a purchase that even Dolly would approve.

Fantastic Style products are available at Fantastic Sams salons around the country.

Meghan McAndrews is the founder of High Plains Thrifter and the editor-in-chief of all things cheap at Her Beauty Thrifter column appears every Wednesday.

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