Bob talk: How to style it and chic ways to wear it

These easy steps on how to style a bob will make you look chic all day.   

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Nobody wants 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


Wash hair.

Make sure your locks are clean and healthy. Bobs can be prone to flyaways and frizz, and washing your hair with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Conditioner can help tame these.

How to style a bob: Wash hair first

Prep hair.

Spray TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist on your hair to protect it from heat damage. This step is a must before your hair comes in contact with styling tools.

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Blow dry.

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.

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Straighten hair.

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.

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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. 

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Hold it.

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Freeze Hold 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. 

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Flaunt it.

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.

How to style a bob: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short black hair wearing a printed polo outdoors

To order the products you need for this hairstyle from Lazada, please use these links:
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner
TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist
TRESemmé Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray

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.

Chic ways to wear a bob

How to style a bob: Asian woman with dark short hair wearing a headband, eyeglasses, and black shirt outdoors
Wear a cute headband when going for a playful and quirky look.

1. Chin length bob with a headband

A printed headband can instantly liven up your bob. Choose this youthful and practical look when you’re busy and you want to keep hair strands away from your face.

How to style a bob: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with dark wavy bob wearing a sleeveless top outdoors
Add a soft, delicate vibe to your look by curling the tips of your bob.

2. Medium bob with wavy tips

Curling the tips of your hair adds texture and bounce to your bob. It’s an easy way to glam up your everyday look, especially when you complement your hair with statement accessories.

How to style a bob: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with straight dark bob with braids wearing a black shirt outdoors
Braids for short hair? Definitely a yes!

3. Short hair braids

Braids aren’t just for long-haired girls. You can braid one side of your medium bob or lob and secure with bobby pins to create a hip, street look. You can also wear this hairstyle from day to night, so if you’re planning to go out after office hours, go for this ‘do.

How to style a bob: Asian woman with short black hair wearing a pink vest outdoors
Brush your hair back, and pin it to show off your beautiful facial features. Credit: Melodie Jeng

4. Half updo for short hair

In a hurry? Just gather a section of hair from your hairline up to your crown and pin it. A half updo can be a busy girl’s go-to hairstyle because it doesn’t require much time and effort. You can also style your hair this way when you’re growing out your bangs.

How to style a bob: Closeup shot of a woman with short dark brown hair wearing a white shirt against a wooden background
Frizz-free hair is key to nailing a sleek and straight look. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Sleek and straight bob

If you want a simple but polished look, straighten your bob using a flat iron. Then, finish styling by applying a drop of hair serum on your hair to add shine and keep frizz at bay.

Ready to try these looks? Feel free to experiment with different ways on how to rock a bob. Then, choose the one that best reflects your personality, and let it be your signature look.

Next read: Growing out your hair? Go from short to long hair in style by taking cues from these shoulder-length bobs