How To Style A Long Bob

From January Jones to Sienna Miller, many of Hollywood’s leading ladies have adopted the long bob and paved the way for other gals to take the short-hair plunge.

We adore this look for many reasons, but particularly because it can be styled in so many ways (straight, wavy, curled or pinned back to name a few options).

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If you’re currently rocking the long bob (or thinking about making the cut!), the guys at Paul Mitchell have a few tips for styling your locks into an intentionally messy look.

How to style a long bob

The beautiful Annabelle Fleur from ‘Viva Luxury’. Image: http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com.au/

 

Must-have products to style a long bob:

  • A texturizing spray, like Awapuhi Wild Ginger® Texturizing Sea Spray®
  • Spray Wax™
  • A styling oil, like Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil®

 

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How to style a long bob:

1. Blow-dry your hair into a semi-smooth finish with minimal body and volume.

2. Once you have created a smooth foundation, apply a fine mist of texturizing sea spray to give your hair grit and texture.

3. Take medium to large sections of hair and twist them in varying directions. Keep in mind, the direction to twist the hair will ultimately be the direction the hair falls. Repeat this set until all hair is twisted.

4. Once the hair is twisted, apply a spray wax and release the twists.

5. Play with the texture and spray the hair all the way around the head; re-twist sections from the top of the head down to the hairline to create additional texture and movement.

6. Use a curling iron or styling rod to create any additional wave or curl as desired.

7. Apply one last overall mist of texturizing sea spray and then lightly shake out the hair.

8. Finish the style with a light application of a light styling treatment oil on any ends that may need to be smoothed back down or require additional shine.

9. The end result is perfectly on-trend style with loads of texture!

 

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3 Comments

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Thursday 23rd July, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Ohhh need to try some new styles this winter with my long hair

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 21st July, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks, this is useful.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Tuesday 21st July, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Learning this from Paul Mitchell has made me dig out my old styling wand! Glad you found it useful @BellaB!

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