Exclusive: Ashley Tisdale Shows Off 4 Ways To Style A Summer Lob

Exclusive: Ashley Tisdale Shows Off 4 Ways To Style A Summer Lob
Justin Coit

The long bob is making a serious comeback and is now officially the cut of summer 2014. (In case you need proof, just take a look at some of these leading ladies). Unlike bobs or pixies, the lob’s in-between length and barely-there asymmetrical line make it super easy to style.

So when we got wind that actress, singer, and now executive producer (her new show Young & Hungry premieres tonight at 8/7 central on ABC Family), Ashley Tisdale was the latest celeb to go for the chop, we knew we had to have her in our studio to play (hair) dress-up. With the help of hairstylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One salon Nikki Lee and celeb makeup artist Tracey Levy, we styled Tisdale’s gorgeous new cut into four fresh, summer-ready looks. Warning: clicking through may result in sudden urge to reach for the shears.

Click through the slideshow above to see the finished ‘dos, as well as step-by-step instructions so you can recreate them yourself!

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step One: Blow It Out

    Lee parted Tisdale’s hair right above the arch of her brow and blow dried her hair in the direction of the part. 

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Two: Spray

    Next, Lee spritzed Oribe’s Superfine Strong Hair Spray ($36) directly into the roots of Tisdale’s deep side part to keep it in place.



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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Three: Add Texture

    “I love this beach spray by Unite,” Lee says. “It leaves you with a more wet and beachy look, instead of the dry texture you get from texture sprays.” She used a curling iron to curl random sections of Tisdale’s hair, sprayed Unite’s Beach Day Texture Spray ($30) throughout her strands, and scrunched for thick, tousled waves.

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    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Final Look: Deep Side Part

    The final result? Perfectly undone waves with just the right amount of edge. For Tisdale’s peachy lip, Levy combined RMS Lip2Cheek ($36) in Smile with Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm ($9) in Mischevious.


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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step One: Separate

    “Take the top section of your hair, an inch or two above your ears, and gather it into a pony,” Lee says

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Two: Loop It

    Next, just loop an elastic around this section of hair, as if you were making a ponytail. On the last twist, don’t pull the pony all the way through and allow it to sit in a looped shape at the top of your head. Then, take a small section of the ends sticking out and wrap it around the elastic, securing it in place with a bobby pin. 

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Three: Add Body

    To add bounce and body to this look, Lee finished by using a straightener to curl a couple of face-framing strands. 

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    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Final Look: Half ‘Do Bun

    Add a spritz of Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42) and voila—a fun, sporty ‘do to rock all summer.

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step One: Low Pony

    “I divided [Ashley’s] hair into a deep side part and sprayed dry texture spray throughout the whole thing,” Lee says. “Then, I just pulled it back—very messy—and almost did another kind of top knot, but low at the nape of her neck.” 

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Two: Chignon

    Next, Lee twisted Tisdale’s hair into a chignon—a very (purposely) messy chignon. “The look is very undone, with lots of texture,” Lee says.

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Three: Pin

    Finally, Lee pinned stray hairs into the messy chignon using bobby pins. “I cleaned up some pieces that were out of place, but for the most part, just kind of let everything piece out,” she says.

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    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Final: Undone Chignon

    We’re more than on board with this messy-yet-refined modern ‘do. Oh, and that glamorous red lipstick? A product cocktail Levy came up with consisting of Armani’s Lip Maestro ($33) in 400 The Red, blotted on with a finger, and YSL’s Volupté Sheer Candy Gloss Balm ($34) in 02 Dewy Papaya.

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step One: Texture

    “We call this look the Big Bend,” Lee says. “We literally just blow [Tisdale’s] hair out straight, and bend the middle part, leaving the ends straight.” But first, she sprays Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42) through Tisdale’s strands to build up the volume.

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Two: Add Bends

    Using a one-inch curling iron, Lee took the middle section of Tisdale’s strands and wrapped it around the barrel away from her face. “Just wrap—not a full on turn, more like a quarter turn—and let it out quickly,” she says.

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    PHOTO: Jenna Peffley

    Step Three: Get Piecey

    “The key is to leave the ends straight and keep the overall look very piecey,” Lee says. To do this, she tousled Tisdale’s hair and added Oribe’s Rough Luxury Molding Wax ($35) to the ends.


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    PHOTO: Justin Coit

    Final: The Big Bend

    We love this “I woke up like this” look!

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    Photographer: Justin Coit

    Creative Director: Katherine Power

    Hairstylist: Nikki Lee

    Makeup Artist: Tracey Levy

    Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

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