Your bob hairstyle is both a timeless classic style and up-to-the-minute fashion. It is easy to wear and almost always ready to go. However, the one drawback of the bob is that, since it is so easy, it is apt to always look the same. The blessing of this easy style is also the curse. Bobs can be boring if they are always worn in the same manner. To keep your bob hairstyle from becoming boring, you may have to make a special effort to change the look of it once in a while.
A smooth layered bob was easily changed into this fun bouncy style. A narrow flat iron was used to create loose ribbon curls throughout the top area. The front, sides and nape areas were left as they were so that the sides framed the face and the nape stayed close to the neck. To get this look, select a large section of hair from the top. Clamp the flat iron over the strand at the base. Slowly drag the iron out toward the ends to warm and smooth the hair. Immediately, return the iron to the base of the strand. Drag it out and turn it to create the loose ribbon curl. Spray each new curl with hair spray to prevent it from loosening. Only eight to ten curls are needed to create this look.
When you are bored with the ribbon curls, the style can be changed one more time. Leaving the bangs and sides where they are, divide off and pull the top section back into a loose ponytail. Fluff the curly ends so that they cover the band. Some of the curls in the back are left down so that they blend with the curls of the ponytail. This fun half updo can be both casual and dressy, depending on your attire.
If your bob is asymmetrical such as the Beckham bob, try adding two or three loose ribbon curls in the front only and only on the long side.
Hair Color Change Up
The classic hair color for a classic bob is all one beautiful rich shade. For an exciting change, highlight your bob with chunky light pieces around your face. Smaller strands behind the chunky pieces help to blend the color to darker hair in the nape area. Hair below the occipital bone can be left natural or tinted a shade or two darker than your own color.
Lynne Chapman served as Hair Site Editor of BellaOnline.com for fifteen years. She is a professional stylist and colorist of more than forty years.