Nobody wants a hair like it got a mind of its own. Even if you have short or medium-length hair, you still have to take time to make it look great (unless you are one of the rare ones born with glorious, wash-and-wear locks). A bob is one of the go-to hairstyles whenever women want to take a break from sporting long tresses, but not to chop it off too short.
When you just had a haircut recently, you may not have a clue on how to style it. Sure, you look gorgeous stepping out of the salon after that haircut. After you shampoo, chances are, it won’t look the same when it dries. Don’t worry! This tutorial on how to style a bob will give you all the info that you need to recreate that “stepping out of the salon” look.
7 steps on how to style a bob
Make sure your locks are clean and healthy. Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Bobs can be prone to flyaways and frizz, so use products that will help tame these.
Spray heat protectant onto your hair to protect it from heat damage. This step is a must before your hair comes in contact with styling tools.
Editor’s tip: If you always blow dry or iron your hair, protect your tresses from heat damage by spraying TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist before styling.
Position the nozzle about an inch or two away from your hair and start blow drying. Brush your hair backward with a rolling brush as you do so to give your hair a bit of bounce.
Part your hair at the center. Then, straighten hair using a flat iron. Remember to straighten a few sections of hair at a time, starting with the sides to define your hair’s center part. When you reach the tips of your hair, iron inward to avoid flyaways.
Iron at the back.
Now that you’re done with the sides, straighten the back part of your hair. Remember to iron hair section by section and iron inwards when you reach the tips.
Apply hairspray onto your locks so your hair will be smooth and free from frizz all day long. Spritz some onto your inner tresses, too, to help maintain the style and shape of your bob.
Now that you have a chic bob, what are you waiting for? First, take a selfie, then call your friends and meet them for coffee to show them how great you look with your bob. They will surely be impressed, and they might even ask you to teach them how to do it.
Styling a bob is easy and simple, isn’t it? You can sport this hairdo anywhere—whether you’re going to school, to the office, or to the park to have some outdoor fun. Check out short hairstyles, too, for when you want a makeover.