I live in Texas, so when I think of big hair, I think of biiiig hair. As in, the only possible reason to craft your coiffure in that fashion is to hide something large. While it's certainly funny to look at, this probably isn't the most fashionable choice in the world.
Nevertheless, large retro dos -- possibly inspired by the new Hairspray movie released earlier this summer -- are apparently set to be the big trend this season. Says elle.com: "Summer's most stylish movie is certain to turn heads, and so are the hairdos ... We're feeling big hair in a big way right now."
It sounds fun, just don't go overboard. An over-the-top, mile-high do works once in awhile -- for a special occasion, perhaps -- but for your everyday look, start with a little extra height, and go from there.
For tips on how to make it happen, check out these helpful hints from the Budget Fashionista.