The lob is undoubtably one of the “it” hairstyles of the season. It is easy to style, looks super chic, and most of the big name celebs have chopped off their longer styles for the more casual yet elegant look. But, if you go for the big chop, you may be wondering how to style it so it looks right every time. If you just left the hairdresser, you might be thinking “How do I get it to look this good every day?”. Here are our best tips for styling this fun cut (it just may inspire you to go for it!)
-Dry your hair with styling product: We like the line from Aveda, but you can use just about product to smooth the damage done by heat stylers. After it’s dry, add in some texturing product. It sounds counterintuitive to smooth then texturize, but trust us, it keeps it from looking too frizzy and damaged, especially if you have hair that’s been dyed.
-Curl with a wide barrel iron or wand: When curling, do 1″ pieces at a time, and alternate the direction you’ve been curling it for each piece. It will keep your hair from clumping together and looking like ringlet curls instead of modern waves. Alternating the directions will give you a “lived in” feeling rather than something too polished or childish.
-Make sure your best lob starts at the hairdresser: The key to a great lob is to start with an amazing cut. A great hairdresser will give you the length that is most flattering for your face, whether it’s collarbone, shoulder, or chin length. If you have a round face, considered a longer cut that doesn’t end at the widest part of your facial structure. If you’re concerned about the length, ask to see photos of similar cuts that have been done, or bring in images from Pinterest as examples (look for celebs with similar facial features as yourself).
-Mix it up: Modern waves aren’t the only thing you can do with this cut. You can also ask your hairdresser to give you something that can go curly or straight so you can swap out your everyday look. For something dressier, try straightening your hair and parting it on the opposite side you’ve been using…it will create a brand new look and give you something fresh. Secure it with a pretty sparkly clip for an elegant and dressier look.