For such an updo, hairspray is essential to keep strands smoothed back. Look for a formula that offers a light hold, like this one, and an alcohol-free formula to prevent dryness.
Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray (Level 3 Hold), $7, pantene.com.
Boar-bristle brushes distribute oils to deliver flawless, shiny strands. This one is stylist Kevin Marques’s favorite.
Y.S. Park G-Series Curl Shine Styler brush, from $40, passionbeauty.com.
Aerated foams give hair body and help it look and feel thicker. Today’s formulas are much softer to the touch and won’t weigh fine hair down.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full mousse, $10, johnfrieda.com.
Using a lightweight spray, like this one, at the roots adds both volume and texture. Blow-dry hair with the air focused upward; backcomb for more height.
L’Oréal Paris Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist, $5, lorealparisusa.com.