A bob is a flattering hair style that’ll take you from the office to a night on the town with little preparation and fuss. It’s also a style that’s super easy to care for, requiring little equipment with the exception of a blow dryer and a round brush. The only problem is that it can sometimes get a little boring wearing it the same way every day. Are you looking for some ways to give a bob hair style a little extra pizzazz? Here are some suggestions on how to style a bob haircut.
Style a bob haircut: Pump up the volume.
The key to taking a bob from so-so to sassy is to pump up the volume. Instead of letting your bob it flat against your head, add a volumizing gel when your hair is wet, concentrating on the root sections. Blow dry while lifting the hair up and off of the scalp using a large round brush. Finish by spraying very lightly with a laminating spray to add a subtle touch of shine. You can also add additional volume by gently backcombing the sides and the back.
Style a bob haircut: Add some subtle layers.
Another way to give a bob hair style more bounce and body is to have your hairdresser texturize the underside of your bob haircut by adding subtle layering. The layers won’t be visible, but it will give your hair more body and lift. Don’t try to do this yourself at home. This is one haircut that’s best left in your hairdresser’s hands.
Style a bob haircut: Add a little natural color.
Adding subtle color highlights can give a bob hairstyle new dimension and complexity. If you have dark hair, use a henna rinse to add subtle red highlights to your hair. The highlights will reflect the light and give your style a lift. If you have natural light brown or dark blonde hair, use a chamomile or lemon hair rinse to subtly lighten your hair and add interest. These all natural rinses won’t harm your hair. Plus, they’re safe and easy to do at home.
Style a bob haircut: Add some curl.
Why not try a completely new look for a day? Use small hot rollers to curl your hair all over. When you take the rollers out, lightly brush the curls and spray lightly with hairspray. This look is very “anti-bob” and can be a refreshing change from a typical flat, bob hairstyle.
Don’t forget that you can also use hair accessories to enhance a bob hairstyle. Visit the hair accessory section of your local department store and spend some time trying various headbands, barrettes, and combs and see what works for you. This can be a great way to dress up a bob hair style for an evening out. Have fun experimenting!