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6 Ways to wear your bob

07 July 2017
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Nicole Vince

Nicole Vince

Hair journalist

Nicole is a hair and beauty journalist with a particular fondness for the latest bright hair colours. There isn't a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

Timeless, classic and effortlessly chic, the bob became a must during the 20s, as rocked by Louise Brooks, and it’s still just as hot today. Whatever your style of choice – short or long, slick or natural, curly or poker straight – there’s a bob out there to suit everyone. Keep scrolling to discover the professional advice of Sam McKnight, expert hairstylist collaborating with Vogue, Chanel, and more, in the United Kingdom, to find out all you need to know about how to perfectly reproduce your favourite bob.

The Wavy Bob, aka ‘wob’

Sexy yet effortless, this version of the bob combines the trend for natural waves and the classic cut. You can wear it to work, at the beach or even on the red carpet (we’re sure you’ll get there one day). Its slight tousle gives your bob an added allure, and bonus: it’s a low -maintenance gem. No blowdrying, no sculpting.

“The key to obtaining the perfect wavy look is Waves Fatales by Tecni.art from L'Oréal Professionnel. It is a great product for all hair lengths and is particularly good for creating a wavy bob, as it creates a volumising texture that is modern and cool,” divulges Sam McKnight. You’ll be left with an effortless, disheveled style that everyone will think is completely natural!

The Wet-Look Bob

A hit on the runways and ideal for summer, this slick look is easily obtained thanks to wet-look spray or oil. If you’re hitting the beach, try L'Oréal Professionnel’s Solar Sublime Wpray to sport the wet look, while protecting your summer hair from sun and sea salt.

“My secret to the perfect wet-look bob is using a very sharp comb to be able to control stray hairs, as well as Extreme Splash Wet Domination Wet Look Gel by L'Oréal Professionnel at the ends of the hair, in order to create the slick look,” reveals Sam McKnight.

The Classic Bob

There’s nothing like the classic cut, with or without bangs. Sporting straight cut edges, it gives your look real definition, framing your jawline, while remaining natural. It’s also a great cut to add texture to fine hair. For extra volume, try applying Kérastase Mousse Bouffante to your strands and scrunching.

The Long Bob, aka ‘lob’

We’re sure you won’t have missed the recent lob craze, as everyone has rushed to capitalise on the short hair trend while airing on the side of caution. If you’re enticed by the chop but fear the regret, then opt for a long bob. Added bonus: you’ll still have lots of room for styling, as you’ll have lots more hair to play with!

The Rainbow Bob

The catwalk has recently been sporting a whole host of pastels and vibrant colours in the form of a bob. Embrace the rainbow and try something new!

The Side-Swing Bob

Parting your bob down the side instantly adds volume. Don’t forget to spritz Redken’s Wind Blown 05 Dry finishing spray for more volume, thickness and that enviable windswept texture. It’s also an instant way to breathe life into your bob between salon visits.

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