Center Part Bob: 7 Easy Steps on How to Style This Short Haircut

Learn how to create a sleek center part bob with this tutorial.

Asian woman with sleek center part bob hairstyle

Among the short haircuts, bobs are super in these days. We’ve been seeing a lot of celebrities chopping inches of their long locks and going for chin-length or medium bobs. And with this haircut, you get the perks of having short hair but still with enough flexibility to explore different hairstyles. Today, we’re going to show you how to style a sleek center part bob for days when you want to look simple but chic.

How to Style a Center Part Bob


Prep your hair

When you wash your hair, use shampoo and conditioner that can help make your hair sleeker and straighter. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner are perfect for this. They help control frizz so you get smoother and more manageable hair that’s ready for any hairstyle. 

Center part bob: Asian woman with short hair holding shampoo and conditioner bottles

Apply hair serum

Put a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your palm, rub your palms together, and apply the product on your hair. This will add shine to your hair. You can also finger comb your hair to remove tangles, and with hair serum, it will be easier for you to do this. 

Center part bob: Asian woman applying hair serum on her short hair

Protect from heat

Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair to protect it from heated styling tools. The spray will also help keep frizz at bay so you’ll have smoother hair after styling. 

Center part bob: Asian woman spraying heat protectant on her short hair

Divide and clip

Divide your hair into two horizontal sections. Clip the upper section as though you’re making a half updo. This way, you can focus on working on the lower section of your hair first. 

Asian woman clipping a section of her short hair

Start ironing

Using a flat iron, straighten the unclipped part of your hair one small section at a time. Iron from your roots up to the tips of your hair. When you’re done with the lower section, remove your clip and iron the top part of your hair. Again, straighten your hair one small section at a time. 

Asian woman ironing her short hair

Find your center

Using the tip of your tail comb, create a straight and neat center part. You may iron the tips of your hair again to make sure that they are sleek and straight. Then, comb your hair to smoothen it out and create a sleek finish. 

Asian woman creating a center part bob using a tail comb

You're done!

Now, say hello to your sleek and straight center part bob. This works best on making a blunt bob pin-straight and smooth, but it can also work just as well on layered or inverted bobs.

Whenever you’re going for a minimalist but elegant look for your short hair, try the sleek center part bob. It can also look sexy especially when you wear your favorite LBD and heels along with it! 

Asian woman with sleek center part bob

With this simple how-to, you can now rock a center part bob with flair and confidence. If you have extra time in the morning, you can create this hairstyle to help you nail a fierce, corporate-chic look. The center part bob can also take you from the boardroom to the bar as it is a perfect day to night look. All you need are products that can help make your hair smooth and straight and a trusty flat iron. Have fun styling your bob!

Next read: If you’re in the mood for something more casual and relaxed, a messy chic ‘do is the perfect hairstyle to go for. Do this on your short hair by learning how to style a messy layered bob