Short Bob Haircut With Side Swept Bangs And Volume At The Crown

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Added: 10 Nov 2010
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The short straight layered mahogany brunette bob haircut is a beautiful, versatile 'do that gives your hair length from mid-shoulder to back. In one simple step, you can transform your look and take full control of the way your hair looks. Be sure to style it in all types of ways so that you can wear it down on occasion, or flipped out on top of your head!

Our model's short, straight-layered bob hairstyle with side-swept bangs flaunts an alluring appearance, and her beautiful ginger-colored eyes complement the overall appearance of this hairstyle. For the hair styling, this dazzling 'do is shaped through the back to contour the head, with jagged cut layers cut through the sides and top to create a textured finish to the edges. The crown is teased to add height and body which makes this look perfect for those with round face shapes. This haircut is extremely suitable for those with thin or medium-density hair. This is a mixed cut that is short on the sides and longer on top, which is suited to round and oval face shapes, even though the relaxed layers can compliment any face shape. It's a great style for those who prefer softer, wavier waves on top with a more defined style on the sides. The thick and long layers are cut at a 90 degree angle for a modern look that's perfect for any occasion.

By maintaining this elegant hairstyle with regular trims after 4-6 weeks, you can look sharp and stylish. This is a great cut for those who have thick, straight hair. It’s perfect for those who want to grow out their bangs and don't have time to do so. Frame the face by pulling down the facial layers and pinching the ends with wax to add definition.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Mahogany Brunette

Haircut Technique

Blunt Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

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

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Frame the face by pulling down the facial layers and pinching the ends with wax to add definition.
straightening, wax, hair spray
blow dry

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Straightening Balm

step 1

Squeeze a small amount of straightening balm into your palms and then rub your hands together before smoothing the product evenly through damp hair.

2. Use a Medium Radial Brush

step 2

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

step 3

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

step 4

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

step 5

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

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.

7. Tease Hair

step 7

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.

8. Wax Hair Down at the Back

step 8

Apply some wax to your fingertips and then pull through the ends of your hair in a downward motion to achieve a sculptured look. Pinch clumps of hair in different directions for a messier result.

9. Style Sides Down Using Wax

step 9

Using a small amount of wax, work it through the mid-lengths and ends in a downward, pinching motion. For added texture, apply more pinching and more wax.

10. Style Bangs to the Right Using Wax

step 10

Apply wax to your fingertips then drag through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the right as you go. Pinching the ends will create soft texture.

11. Apply Hairspray

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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