Bobbing for Texture
The word “bob” invokes images of a sleek professional, manicured haircut, but there’s been an influx of piece-y, textured versions on the red carpet—leading us to take a second look at the typically conservative chop.
Score Julianne Hough’s waves by curling sections in opposite directions--both toward and away from your face. After it’s cooled, flip your head upside down and shake out the curls. Work a dime-sized amount of Oribe’s Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste ($35) through the ends.
You can pull off Ciara’s deep side part at any length, but those choppy ends? Short Sexy Hair’s Slept In Texture Cream ($14) is our go-to product for the roughed up look. “Use your hands as the styling tool,” Vetica says.
Model Ruby Aldridge sports the gold standard of long bobs. To get her look, use your fingers to blow it dry, instead of a brush, to ensure just enough frizz. “I think SEDU’s Lightweight Ionic Hair Dryer ($160) is fantastic,” says Vetica. “It’s very quick to dry, without being harmful to the hair.” Spritz John Masters Organics’ Sea Mist ($17) all over before heading out the door for that slept-in texture.
Australian actress Rachael Taylor shows off a slightly more glam take on the textured bob. Hairstylist Sophie Roberts used Kiehl’s Silk Groom Cream ($18) on Taylor’s rough dried, pin-curled hair “to add luminosity to the ends.”
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Naomi Watts chopped off her long blonde locks post-Academy Awards. Use hot rollers, like Caruso’s Professional ProSet Steam Hairsetter ($49), to mimic her big, wind-swept waves.
Celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica (he also works with Scarlett Johannson and Salma Hayek) says the key to this kind of texture is mousse. After raking a golfball-sized amount of Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder Volumizing Mousse ($25) through Cotillard’s hair, he blew it out and wrapped sections around a ¾-inch curling iron, finishing with Davines' Defining Invisible Styling Cream ($22). “It maintains control, without looking too perfect or product-y,” he says.
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