Big hair goes hand in hand with country music: Think of June Carter Cash’s bouffant and Dolly Parton’s oversized do’s. And Carrie Underwood completely owns the association: “We country folk, we like our big hair. I am certainly no exception,” she told People. “I just feel like…maybe it makes the rest of me look smaller. I’m not sure of my reasoning, but that’s the number-one thing I do, when someone fixes my hair, I put my fingers in it and make it look bigger.”
For Underwood, shown above at the CMT Awards this summer, a teased style is really about channeling country stars of yore and continuing a long tradition. “They like sparkles, they like big hair, and they wear big hair,” she said of her the-bigger-the-better childhood heroes. “That was gorgeous to me, and it still is.” But now that you mention it, I have to say, I think there’s something to her skinny logic, too. When I went to cut my hair into a pixie, I worried if suddenly my head (a bit on the cartoonish side) would look large without my equally big hair surrounding it.
What do you think: Can a little bit of extra volume, curls, or overall oomph to your hair make your body look trimmer in comparison?