Ashanti's Beachy Blonde Bob
By Jessica on 25 March 2014
Get a great beachy blonde bob with inspiration from Ashanti!
Ashanti was spotted looking better than ever on the red carpet recently. The singer-songwriter-dancer- actress has always looked glam during her time in the spotlight, and her latest look was no different. Ashanti is known for her dark shiny locks so this new 'do was quite a departure from her signature look, but nonetheless it's a great way to update her look for spring and summer! If you love this beachy blonde bob, keep reading to find out how you can get it!
Ashanti's cut is a long shoulder-length bob that has been layered throughout to add movement and dimension. Her deep side part and long side-swept fringe adds a chic finishing touch that looks fabulous with her face shape. This haircut is very simple but it has the ability to transform certain face shapes for the better due to its slimming properties. Ladies with oval, oblong, circle, square and diamond face shapes will particularly benefit from this haircut, so if this applies to you, you may want to give this one a try!
The hair textures that will work the best with this haircut are straight and wavy, and all hair thicknesses from thin to thick will be able to pull this off.
Ashanti must have a master colorist because her blonde tones are perfection! Women with naturally dark hair often have the problem of brassy or orange tones appearing in their hair when they try to go blonde, but Ashanti's beige blonde is what you want to aim for. Ask your colorist for light beige blonde highlights throughout your hair, followed by an ash toner if the result is too buttery yellow. Make sure to tell your stylist to alternate your highlights with your natural color for a multidimensional effect. Otherwise you run the risk of becoming too blonde, which will look less flattering and require a lot of upkeep. A good colorist should know how to balance the tones of your hair to create the perfect result in any case, so just print out this picture of Ashanti and bring it with you for best results.
Ashanti's hair is straight so these beachy waves were created with a curling wand. To achieve this look at home, section your hair and wrap each section around the curling wand, starting an inch or two down from the root and leaving the ends out. This creates those loose, windblown waves that look so effortlessly cool rather than an over-styled, curly look. If you have trouble keeping your long side-swept fringe in place, you can pin it to the side of your head. Just make sure to keep it loose to match the rest of the hairdo.
On days where you want to put your hair back, this hairstyle looks fabulous pulled back into a low ponytail, bun or chignon, especially when your side-swept fringe is left out to frame your face.
Ashanti's new 'do is a great option for ladies with medium long hair who want to freshen up their look for spring and summer. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!