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Nicola Roberts Short Curly Formal Layered Bob Hairstyle - Light Copper Red Hair Color

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Added: 01 Aug 2012
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Description

Get a retro look inspired by Nicola Roberts!
Nicola Roberts is in one of those girl bands that are very successful in the UK, but unheard of in the United States. So for those who don't know her, she is the quirky fashionista of the group who is very proud of her alabaster skin and copper locks. Roberts loves to experiment with fashion, hair and makeup. Her latest hairdo is straight from the Eighties, but with a modern day twist. This is a fun and easy-to-do style, perfect for ladies with short hair who want something different. This golden copper mane is dressed in waves and curls all over to achieve body and volume making it great style to compliment a long face. This look is easy to re-create at home with the right tools and needs product for hold and shine.

Here's how to recreate Nicola Roberts' modern day Eighties style bob.

1. You hair should be shoulder length or shorter for best results.
2. With a one-inch curling iron or wand, take 1.5 inch square sections and begin creating corkscrew curls from the bottom of the head, working your way up.
3. Spray each curl with hairspray to hold it in place.
4. Once you are finished curling your entire head of hair, create a deep side hair part and flip it towards the back of the head and spray it into place.
5. Separate the rest of the curls slightly with your fingertips to create all that Eighties bounce!

Wear this style with a cool retro outfit- the bigger the shoulder pads, the better!

Hairstyle Type

Category
Formal
Length
Short
Elasticity
Curly

Haircut Technique

Type
Scissor Cut

Suitability

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

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Tip
Tease your hair at the roots for height and control.
Products
Mousse and Lacquer
Tools
Blow Dryer and Hot Rollers



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

Mousse

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.

2. 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.

3. Blow-dry the Back Under

Backunder

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.

4. Blow-dry the Sides Under

Sidesunder

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.

5. Blow-dry the Crown

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 the Top Section Back

Backtop

To blow-dry the top section back you will need to take your brush and firstly make sure that the section is no wider than the diameter of the brush. Next, place your brush on top of your head and under your section. Using your blow-dryer on a medium setting, blow-dry your hair from the roots, slowly lifting your hair up and working your way to the ends. Make sure to keep the blow-dryer in front of the brush at all times. Continue this step until the top section is completely dry.

7. Use Large Hot Rollers

Largehotroller

A large hot roller is used to give your hair a larger curl and to add lots of body.

8. Apply Hot Rollers Through the Back

Backdownroller

Take the entire back section of your hair, and then starting from the crown, take a smaller section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller down the hair shaft until it meets your head and then secure it in place with a pin or clip. Repeat this step until you have reached the nape of your neck and the entire back section of your hair is completed. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

9. Apply Hot Rollers Vertically to the Side

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Take a section of hair no wider than the diameter of the hot roller and comb it through to ensure there are no knots. Place the roller at the ends of the section of hair, being sure to smooth the ends under, and then twist the roller vertically, making sure to roll it backwards, along the hair shaft to the roots and secure it with a pin or clip. Keep the rollers in your hair until they cool.

10. Tease Hair

Tease

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

11. Apply Lacquer

Lacquerfinishing

Lacquer is great for strong hold. A small amount is all that is required to finish and should be applied from an arms length distance to the entire style.




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