How To Style A Bob
How to style a bob to give your hair a whole new look.
Update And Refresh Your Bob
Here are 2 exciting styles you can create for your bob hairstyle, both are fashion forward.
Meet Jeremey Paul in this introduction and get the required styling tools you will need as you learn how to style a bob: Blow dryer, flat iron, Boar bristle brush, and a flat brush.
The Styling Products
Jeremey recommends the products you will need if you have fine hair or medium to thick hair, covering shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
For Fine Hair ~ If your hair is limp and almost lifeless start to build body for these styles with a thickening shampoo and volumizing conditioner. Style with a thickening spray and finish with a Silicone spray to seal end down your hair cuticle and to add softness.
For Thick Hair ~ Heavier hair needs to start off with a more moisture intense conditioner, mentioned is Crème de Coco conditioner from Bumble to add weight and help protect the hair cuticles.
The blow drying begins with Silicones which prevents heat damage to hair cuticles.
Your most important product is a finishing product, try Nox Sculpt from Kerastults which adds shine and helps with piecing and texture of the bob.
Jeremey suggests Sumo Tech which is appropriate for fine or thick hair, just use less for finer hair applying only on the ends and more on thicker hair.
How To Blow Dry A Bob
The model in this video has fine to medium hair with a slight curl at the ends. A little curl is no problem as it will get smoothed out during the blow dry.
More height is added at the crown area and at the sides, apply a thickening product if needed, the more you use the stronger the hold, but your goal is not to produce a hard helmet head. Apply the product to the root and not to the ends of hair.
Any silicone based product works, Jeremey uses DeFrizz from Bumble and Bumble a it is on the lighter side, start at the back of your hair which is very important with Silicone products or you will get big grease drips. Use your fingers to spread and you are ready to blow dry.
Blow Drying Coarse Or Very Curly Hair
For women with course hair try this trick to knock that curl out without the flat iron. Blow dry backwards and forwards No sectioning tools are needed for this.
All the hair will be pushed dry forward all around the head with the blow dryer down here it needs to be flatter and up when we want more volume Again back and forward motion gets rid of curls.
How To Flat Iron A Bob
Use your flat iron and comb to create this bob in a snap. Be careful using a hot flat iron, not to touch with fingers and do not come close to the frame of your face.
Hair must be completely dry when using a flat iron and never let the iron remain on the hair in one spot, there should always be movement or you can fry your hair.
Take a little piece of hair working in small sections and pull the flat iron towards the frame of your face. Watch how Jeremey does not bring the flat iron straight down but creates a slight curve, not to big but just enough.
See how to iron the back section underneath the auxsippital bone, this is where the bob shape is in this look.
When you use the flat iron make sure to start at the mid shaft then go down, you don't want to lose any of the height or volume you created from the blow drying process.
Video Five Styling And Finishing A Bob How To Style A Bob ~ Smooth, Sleek, And Straight
The important styling elements here are texture and piecing. A product to try, Bumble And Bumbles Brilliantine, this is an oil based product making it perfect for piecing and to"create a sexy slept in look"
This bob needs movement so use a light wax such as Bumble And Bumble's DeFrizz Silicone Wax.
Always emulsify these types of products by rubbing and warming between your hands then applying to your hair.
Start to apply at the back of your hair working towards the front, Jeremy shows you how to piece out the sides, back, and to add more piecing in the rounded shape of the bob.
How To Style A Bob ~ Sexy And Loose
This trendy bob is just made for a night out dancing or clubbing! Use a pliable light weight wax such as Sumo Tech,again emulsify before applying.
Watch how Jeremey demonstrates how to style a bob to use your fingers for not too serious styling and to create a sexy messy texture.
This bob style turns soccer moms by day into sexy divas for night! Watch all 5 videos in this tutorial to learn styling and product techniques you can use on various styles for years.
Enjoy, how to style a bob 2 ways.
How To Style A Bob
Updated April 2, 2012