Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jenny McCarthy and Chelsea Handler are just some of the A-listers with sexy new bobs. It’s a fresh look for spring/summer, but some clients just aren’t into the big chop. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, suggests creating a faux bob using braids and lacing to take the length up – it will put a spring in any girl’s step. See the video on HERE!
“A faux bob is a great look to offer a client for a special event, it’s not going to be a look they want to tackle every day,” says Roche.
STEP 1: Section the top area of the head and pin up.
STEP 2: The bottom hair will be braided into four vertical sections with three strand braids – right over center, left over center, etc., adding to both sides as you go and securing an elastic about 4” from the bottom of each section. This flattens the area, creates a base for pinning and brings the length up.
STEP 3: Tuck the braids up and secure with a pin, leaving the last 4” to hang.
STEP 4: Lace ends to shorten and expand hair to spread it out.
STEP 5: Drop the top portion of hair, lace it to shorten the length and gather and pin hair up so the ends are roughly the same length as the ends of the braids.
STEP 6: Any shorter top layers or fringe (depending on length/type of original haircut) can be arranged to fall over the previous layers to blend.
STEP 7: Finish with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for soft touchable hold
“Coining a new word here for the celebs this fall who have been spotted wearing the cutest updated bobs that you can show clients to switch them up from long hair to chin-length. A great bob flatters young and older clients alike and plays up texture to give clients lots of style options.
Her radiant red in smooth waves gives Christina Hendricks an October glow and highlights her peachy compexion. With less dense hair, Michelle Dockery wears her bob in straighter, perfectly face-framing fashion.”
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