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How to style a bob: 3 Looks that are perfect for party season

Get rave-ready with these styling ideas!

If you think that there are only a handful of ways to style a bob for the party season, then you’re mistaken. While this shorter hair length may not lend itself well to updos, it is perfect for creating looks involving volume, braids and slicked-back strands. Don’t believe us? Just scroll down and learn how to style a bob in 3 different ways that are all guaranteed to turn heads at any party this holiday season.

How to style a bob for the party season


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How to style a bob: Straight and volumised. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Straight and volumised

Straight hair doesn’t have to be boring – not when it’s this full of body, anyway! To ensure that you look every bit the glamour puss for your next party attendance, apply some VO5 Volume Mousse to damp hair, and then blow-dry your mane straight with a round brush.

Tip: When blow-drying your hair, use a hair dryer with a concentrator nozzle for a smooth finish. Also, remember to pull your hair up at the roots when blow-drying to help add height and volume!

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How to style a bob: Slicked-back look.


Donned by the likes of trendsetters such as Mollie King and Kim Kardashian, the slicked-back hair trend has been huge for 2016. But what was once a hairstyle that could only be sported by those flaunting long, luscious locks has now been spotted on shorter crops, too!

To create this look at home, backcomb the top section of your hair, before spritzing it with some VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray. Then, use a comb to brush the top layer of your hair backwards for a super slick, sleek finish that looks perfect when paired with your favourite LBD.

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How to style a bob: Braids and waves. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Braids and waves

Is your hair too short for a fishtail plait or pigtail braids? Don’t fret: there is a braided hairstyle that’s been practically made for your short hair length, and it comes in the form of half-up, half-down French braids.

For this pretty yet edgy look, start by sectioning the top half of your hair into two portions (leaving out your fringe area). Then, working on one section at a time, French braid your hair, securing each braid with a clear hairband at the end. For some added flair and movement, curl your loose strands with a curling tong to create soft, tousled waves.

Now that you know how to style a bob, you should be covered for the party season. But if you’re planning on attending more than 3 big nights out, you’ll want to check out our Short Hairstyles page for even more rave-ready looks and ideas.

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