Ashanti Medium Wavy Light Caramel Brunette Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs and Light Blonde Highlights

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Added: 17 Nov 2017
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This highlighted hairstyle is layered all through the sides and back making it easy to style into waves giving this look texture and shape. The bangs are swept over to one side to compliment the face and completes the over-all look brilliantly. Product is need to keep this style in place all day.

Ashanti was spotted looking better than ever on the red carpet with a Beachy Bob. 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!

The Cut

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.

The Color

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.

The Style

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!

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Light Caramel Brunette and Light Blonde Highlights

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Use your fingers to pinch the styling product through your hair to create a textured finish.
moisturizer, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Styling Steps

step 1

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.

step 2

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.

step 3

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.

step 4

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.

step 5

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.

step 6

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.

step 7

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 8

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 9

Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

step 10

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.

step 11

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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