If this is the look you want, first have your hair trimmed into long layers that will lesson the weight of the top.
Shampoo and condition your hair with body-building products. Towel dry and apply firm styling foam or glaze at the root area (close to your head) and work it outward. Blow your hair dry with whatever method gives you the most fullness. This is often by starting with your head turned upside down, drying the hair at the root area first and then working on the ends. When your hair is just damp, flip your head right side up and finish drying it.
Get big loose waves in your hair by curling 6 or 7 large sections of hair with a large curling iron. Separate the waves with your fingers.
To get rid of the fine, wispy texture and achieve a sexy, lived in look, use hair crème or light pomade. Put a small amount into the palm of your hand and rub your hands together vigorously. Then run your fingers through your hair several times.
This will deposit a very light coating of the crème on each hair, separating it, giving it body and taking away the “too clean” appearance.
Wear your hair off your face, as Angelina Jolie often does, by rolling your bangs or front area, back with a large curling iron and then brushing it so that it is smoothly blended into the hair in the back. This will provide height and fullness around your face. Use the crème or pomade or a small amount of hair gel around the hairline to keep it back. Spray with hairspray at the hairline only to add support and control.
Ms Jolie wears many shades of hair color successfully. Her hair color choices have ranged from dark chocolate brown to light bombshell blond.
My favorite is dark brown with subtle highlights that brighten her face and accentuate the waves and lines of her hairstyle. These highlights may sometimes be achieved by using a light brown tint as directed on the package. However, if your hair tends to turn reddish of gold with highlighting, use the method explained here. Highlighting Dark Hair
If your goal is to achieve the blond shown in the posters below, consult a professional hair colorist. Great care must be taken when lightening dark hair to that extent and can be damaging to your hair.
Angelina Joie takes simple long hair and turns it into a star-quality style with care and styling products.