Thursday, June 13, 2019

Update your Bob

If we learned one thing in life, it’s that everything old is new again. When it comes to hairstyles specifically, the bob haircut that was so popular in the 1960s came surging back in popularity  and it shows no signs of going away. Of course, not all bobs are the same—and if yours is feeling a little tired, take a look at some ways you can keep that easy-to-style bob fresh!

Keep It Blunt

If you really want to be hip, ask your stylist for a blunt bob haircut—even better if you pair this cut with blunt bangs. This bob style is particularly perfect for those with fine to medium hair, as it can help add the look of volume to hair that tends to fall flat. That being said, blunt bobs look best when they’re smooth, so use a smoothing system of shampoo and conditioner in the shower, then apply a heat protectant and blow-dry your hair with a paddle brush.

Add an Accessory

Remember how just about every one of your favorite TV characters sported headbands in the mid-2000s? Well, we have good news: These accessories are totally back in favor! Headbands are not only an easy way to take a bob haircut to the next level—they can also be especially useful if you’re experiencing frizzy hair or static. Just pop a thick one on to disguise flyaways and look chic at the same time.

Change Your Part

A side part can be especially flattering for curly hair types, from loose to tight. Show off your hair’s natural texture by laying off the heat tools. Create a side part, then let your hair air dry. Once your hair has dried completely, rake your fingers through it to tousle your bob haircut for a beachy effect. This is also a great option if you have damaged hair and want to give your hair a break from the heat tools.

Pin Your Ends

For those times when you have a special event to attend or just want to amp up the glamour factor for some reason, pin your ends. While you might not think you’d be able to rock an updo on a short bob haircut, it turns out you can—with the help of some bobby pins. After you've washed and dried your hair, curl the ends.  Then pin the bottom of your curls in with bobby pins and spray to help secure your hairstyle.

Wear It Wavy - Go for Volume

Bob haircuts look beautiful whether they’re straight or wavy—but if you’ve got natural texture, why not play it up from time to time?  A voluminous bob haircut is something you can’t go wrong with, particularly if you have fine or thin hair, so ask your stylist for inverted layers if a voluminous bob is something you want to try.

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