Medium Straight Formal Bob Hairstyle - Light Blonde
Our model looks flawless here in a chic and timeless layered bob. This cut is ideal for showing off her high cheekbones and striking eyes. The grown out bangs provides her face with a nice frame thanks to the layering around the cheekbones while the rest of her hair maintains a sculpted shape that dusts her shoulders. The blunt ends give her fine locks a healthy looking appearance and keeps her hair looking thick. This ‘do has lots of movement to it and works with casual attire best- this is a wash and go style that is ideal for busy women on the go. However, it can also be blow-dried sleek for a more formal, professional look, as seen here.
Our model looks fabulous here in a sunny golden blonde hair color that sets her bob off nicely. Her fine hair type looks soft and silky in this shade, although lowlights could be added to create the appearance of thicker hair. She has amber brown eyes and a fair skin tone which is an excellent match for this hair color. Toner treatments are needed to keep this color looking fresh and to reduce brassy tones.
- Hair Category: Formal
- Hair Length: Medium
- Hair Elasticity: Straight
- Gender: Women
- Face Shape: Round, Oval, Oblong, Square, Heart, Diamond, and Triangular
- Hair Density: Medium
- Hair Texture: Medium
- Age: Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
- Height: Any
- Weight: Thin/Average/Large
- Glasses: Suits with and without
- Styling Time: 20 minutes
- Products: Smoothing Shine and Hair Spray
- Styling Tip: Use a large round brush to blow dry this style into place.
1 . Part to the Left
Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.
2 . Use a Medium Radial Brush
A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.
4 . Blow-dry Straight on the Sides
Using your brush, blow-dry in small sections starting from the sides. Tilting your head forward, place the brush an inch below the roots to hold them taut and aim the dryer above the brush for a few seconds before continuing to the ends. Repeat this step on a new section directly above the dry one.
5 . Blow-dry the Crown
To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.
6 . Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right
When blow-drying your bangs to the side, section your hair up and clip your hair back to leave only your bangs out. Remember to make sure that your bangs are damp to make blow-drying more effective. Next, take your brush and place it underneath the hair and then blow-dry starting from the roots, adding tension to the hair as you go. Slowly pull your section down to the ends and continue until dry.
7 . Apply Smoothing Shine
Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.
8 . Apply Hairspray
To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.