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May 18, 2021

5 Styling Tips For Every Bob & Lob

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5 Bob Styling Tips For Creating Smooth & Wavy Styles

Whether creating cool-girl waves or smooth finishes, there’s no limit to styling bobs and lobs. And if your clients are requesting short chops for summer, these styling tips from Bob Queen Carolynn Judd (@styled_by_carolynn) have something for everyone. Keep scrolling for her wave technique, go-to products and the cutting step she never skips when creating texture. 

 

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Give Fine-Haired Clients Full Bobs With This Texturizing Technique

Avoid flat waves by creating maximum texture while cutting. Carolynn uses her signature “shear-shattering” technique to keep fullness at the bottom but still achieve voluminous layers—perfect for clients with fine hair. 

 

Pro Tip: Since shear shattering uses the tip of the scissor, having a sharp tool is KEY. So Carolynn uses her PHANTOM II from ARC™ Scissors, because the blade is consistently sharp from axis to tip. 

 

Check Out Carolynn’s Shear Shattering Technique Below!

 
 
 
 
 
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Create Soft Waves With Light Tension + A Low Heat Setting

What’s the secret to creating a lived-in wave? Volume at the root and a slight bend on the ends. Here’s how Carolynn achieves the look with a flat iron:

 

  • Start by applying a heat protectant. Carolynn grabs Perfect Defense from Moroccanoil® because it works perfectly for every hair type and client.
  • With light tension, turn the flat iron half way once at the root and slide down the section to the top of the ends.
  • Then, open the iron completely (this allows the curl to pop up) and reclose to bend the ends out slightly.
  • Tousle with Dry Texture Spray from Moroccanoil® for noticeable texture. 

 

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Enhance Texture With A Strong Hold Product 

To create maximum definition in her waves, Carolynn grabs the Texture Clay from Moroccanoil® and applies it to the bottom of curls, pinching them together. Then, she uses her fingers to separate the product, creating piece-y texture. 

 

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Achieve Full, Voluminous Texture With This Setting Trick

No one said waves can’t have volume and texture. So Carolynn uses a “puff and pull” technique when setting so they have both. Check it out below:

 

  • The Pull: While the curls are hot, pinch the bottom of the section (Carolynn suggests having a medium hold).
  • The Puff: Take your other hand and gently pull the top of the curl upward to create volume. 
  • The Result: Allow the curl to cool in this puffed state to achieve the fullness of a roller set but with more modern texture. 
  • The Product: Spray Voluminous Hairspray by Moroccanoil® to tousle and add shine. 

 

Pro Tip: To achieve more volume, Carolynn uses a curling iron for this technique. But the setting technique allows the curls to have a more wavy result. 

 

Watch The Puff & Pull Technique Below!

 
 
 
 
 
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BONUS: Get A Silky, Smooth Style With This Product

Clients requesting a smoother style? Add shine and color definition with the Smoothing Cream from Moroccanoil®. Here’s how: Carolynn applies a small amount of  product to dry hair, allowing it to completely dry. Then, she smooths the hair with a flat iron, creating a style that has a silky finish with some added shine to make their haircolor pop. 

 

Pro Tip: Rock the flat iron gently at the base to create slight volume at the root. 

 

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