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Short Wavy Formal Layered Bob Hairstyle - Platinum Hair Color with Blonde Highlights


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Added: 09 Nov 2011
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Description

This funky 'do is teased and dressed up and out through the back to form this fabulous hairstyle that is perfect to compliment any long face. The roots are teased to achieve more height and lift making this a great 'do for those with fine to medium hair.

Type

Hair Category
Formal
Hair Length
Short
Hair Elasticity
Wavy

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,diamond
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Glasses
No

Styling

Styling Time
30 minutes
Styling Tip
Give the strands a messy look by pinching the ends.
Products
Mousse, Wax, and Hair Spray



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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 Blow-dryer and Fingers to Dry Your Hair Off

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Using your blow-dryer, dry your hair using your fingers, separating the hair and allowing it to dry at the roots first then the mid lengths and then the ends. Making sure the roots are dry first will ensure that your hairstyle does not fall flat.

3. Use a Large Curling Iron

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

4. Use a Curling Iron to Curl the Back

Backcurlingiron

Starting from the back, 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 roots. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards. Continue this step until the entire back section of your hair is completed.

5. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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

6. 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.

7. Pinch Hair for Texture Using Wax

Toppinching

To finish the look, apply wax to your fingertips, making sure to smooth the wax over all of your fingers, then simply pinch the wax onto the ends of your hair, applying as much or as little as needed.

8. Lift Roots Using Wax

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Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.

9. 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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