You shouldn’t overlook hairspray as something only your grandmother uses. Au contraire! The right hairspray for your hair type and your hair goals can take your locks to an elevated place—and we don’t mean height-wise. There are hairsprays that are so subtle, you can still run your fingers through your hair while there are others specifically formulated to lock in bouncy volume.

Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25

24-hour high humidity resistance. It packs a punch without an overwhelming smell, making it a good bet for those who are sensitive to fragrance. Wind resistant up to 25 MPH.

TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hair Spray

This is a classic go-to when looking to create and maintain super textured hair. Instantly dries. Strong hold. Subtle shine.

L’Oreal L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

This spray is rather legendary and known as the gold standard for red carpet events and photo shoots.Humidity protection. Disappears at the stroke of a brush. Lightweight, soft, shiny finish.

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray

If you’re looking for moveable volume that actually holds, you may have found the perfect match with Big Sexy Hair.10.6 oz. Fast drying.Defends against UV rays.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray

Spray directly into the roots before blow drying, and you’ll see a legitimate lift. Add volume while you’re drying, not just after you’re done. Tames frizz. Protects from heat.

Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray

If you hate that crunchy feeling super strong hairspray tends to leave, you’ll love this flexible option. This is a really wonderful hairspray. It holds up well, but when combed through isn’t sticky and leaves no residue. Provides medium hold. Free of parabens, Sulfates, and phthalates.

MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray

Smells fantastic! Nice hold without turning your hair into a helmet. After spraying, your hair still feels soft. Don’t be worried about the word "oil" in the product. It will actually do wonders to condition your hair and prevent it from going brittle without weighing it down. Enhances shine. Leaves no residue.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray

If you have trouble deciding on how to wear your hair each day, you’ll appreciate that this hairspray allows you to easily brush and maneuver hair. Contains Omega-3 fatty acids. Enhances vitality of hair.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray

For those of you who get the frizzies, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this magic in a can. Contains a UV filter. Firm hold.Lasting shine.

TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray

Great for taming flyaways and baby hairs in a natural looking manner. Sold as three-pack on Sprays on dry. Humidity-resistant.

Some of the hairsprays that follow are particularly handy if you’re non-committal when it comes to styling your hair; i.e., they allow you to spray and style your tresses over and over again without getting stiff and brittle. So forget beehives and think more along the lines of sexy, sophisticated hair that holds the shape you worked so hard to give it.