OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood’s Slimming Secret: Big Hair

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One quote from Carrie Underwood, and I’m ready to run to my stylist and get my hair extensions glued back in. “I just feel like maybe [big hair] makes the rest of me look smaller,” she told People magazine . “I’m not sure of my reasoning, but that’s the No. 1 thing I do, when someone fixes my hair, I put my fingers in it and make it look bigger. We country folk, we like our big hair. I am certainly no exception.” So a ton of volume up top makes you look slim down below? It certainly looks that way in her latest video, for “Blown Away,” where she looks very petite while her bra-length hair is living large. I don’t know if Underwood’s hypothesis will work for the rest of us. But I’m willing to try. Someone get me a tease comb and some Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Spray Mousse.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.