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This stunning bob is blow-waved perfectly to achieve a smooth look with lift at the roots for shape and body. This 'do is easy to maintain with regular trims every 4-6 weeks and popular all year round no-matter the season. Product is needed to tame fly-away hair.
Helen Mirren is consistently on the best-dressed, best-tressed list and here is no exception. Dame Mirren is rocking a smooth and sleek bob that keeps her looking youthful and glowing at 70. Mirren has a heart shaped face with a high, rounded forehead and well-defined chin area. The bob cut is not only great for her face shape but also for her fine hair texture. Minimal styling is required with this â€˜do but the end result is a voluminous, soft bob that frames the face nicely. The deep side part works well with Helenâ€™s forehead and creates a cool cascading effect in the front.
Color-wise, Helen loves to experiment with shades of blonde and has even gone cotton candy pink in the past. Here she goes for an ultra light silvery blonde that flatters her cool, fair complexion and blue eyes. Helen keeps this color monochromatic, which looks great with her bob cut and gives her locks a thicker appearance and healthy glow.
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor with an impressive list of roles in film and theatre, who has won an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Tony award amongst countless others.
- Scissor Cut
- Face Shape
- Hair Density
- Hair Texture
- Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
- Forehead Height
- Neck Length
- 30 minutes
- Use your smoothing shine to add a small amount of gloss and to reduce fly-aways.
- Mousse, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
- Blow Dryer
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Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.
Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your right 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 right part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.
3. 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 the Back Under
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
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.
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.
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.