Jessica Lu Medium Straight Mocha Brunette Bob Haircut with Side Swept Bangs

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Added: 21 Oct 2012
Hairstyle Suitability Rating: ★★★★★
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Description

Most ladies of Asian descent are blessed with striking dark locks that are straight and glossy. Asian hair is also very stubborn, so getting it to hold a shape can be difficult at times. Here, Jessica Lu show us how getting a layered haircut and lightening up the color slightly can create a whole new level of softness and shine. If you have been craving a new style, here's how to get it:

The Cut
Smooth and simple is the main idea for this hairdo. Jessica's naturally straight hair has been blunt cut into a shoulder length bob with a side-swept fringe and subtle layers around the front and sides to soften the over-all style. The jagged cut bangs are swept to the side to soften the face and completes the over-all hairdo perfectly. Her hairstylist has added lots of layers throughout the lengths and ends to give it a rounded shape and contour to her oval face shape. Speaking of an oval face shape, Jessica has swept her bangs to the side but would also look fabulous with a full fringe that goes straight across her brow.

The Hair Color
Jessica has opted for a warm chestnut brown at the roots that gradually darkens down to a chocolate brown at the ends. This is a great "reverse" take on the ombre' hair color look that has been so popular lately. Plus, it's more edgy that plain old highlights. Expect to see more ladies flaunting deep, dark ends like Jessica soon!





Hairstyle Type

Category
Casual
Length
Medium
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type
Blunt Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,heart,triangular
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
20 minutes
Tip
Direct your hair into position while applying the finishing products.
Products
Smoothing Shine, Hair Spray, and Moisturizer
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer

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Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Part to the Left

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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.

3. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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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 the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

5. Blow-dry the Sides Under

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To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

6. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right

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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

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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

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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.




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