Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bob Hairstyle Secrets

Bob Hairstyle Secrets

One trick many hairdressers know about creating a crisp, flawless bob hairstyle is to place a flat hand mirror directly and horizontally under the perimeter of the finished cut. 

The glass in the mirror reflects the line of the Bob at a perfect angle for checking and fine tuning the cut. 

What does this trick tell you about a Bob?  That's it's key to find a hairstylist with lots of Bob cutting experience and skill.  Ultimately how good your bob looks depends on the hairstylist who cuts it for you.

This style is best for hair which is naturally straight or has very light natural waves and/or loose curls.  Yes, it can be cut on hair which has lots of curl but to create the traditional Bob shape it will have to be either chemically relaxed or straightened or flat ironed daily.

According to Michael Boychuck, owner of Primp Salon in Nevada, people in dry climates like Las Vegas love the bob's geometric cut because it’s basically wash-and-go. 

Again, keep in mind that it depends on your base hair texture.  This may not be true for all hair types.

Follow the steps below to re-create Camila's gorgeous hairstyle worn on an episode of Shear Genius 3. 

Although her long naturally curly tresses were most likely covered by a Bob wig, you can still create the look on your own hair with the following steps:

1.  Cleanse your hair according to your normal routine (Diluted Shampoo, Water Only, Conditioner Only).  For added fullness use a volumizing shampoo.
2.  Rinse well and apply rinse-out conditioner appropriate to your hair length, type, texture and condition.
3.  Finish with a cool or cold water rinse.  
4.  Towel blot to remove excess moisture.  
5.  Apply styling cocktail including a volumizing product to pump up roots.  If your hair tends to frizz include an anti-defrisant product to the cocktail.  Detangle from ends to roots.
6.  Create desired part with tail comb and separate hair into 2 inch sections.  Work around the head using a100% boar bristle round brush in combination with a blow drier with a concentrator nozzle.  Direct air flow from roots down to the ends for shine.  Once each strand is dry, move onto the next

Note:  To add volume to the roots, pull each strand up with your fingers and direct air flow from the ends to the roots.  This will build in more fullness.

7.  When hair is completely cool go over the strands with a medium flat iron to add sleekness and turn the ends under.
8.  Finish with a shine enhancing hairspray.  Add an optional hair flower.

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