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Last updated: October 23, 2019

Quickie: Master This Waving Technique For Bobs & Lobs

Maggie Hancock Wave Technique Bobs and Lobs Alterna Haircare
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Short-Haired Clients?! Use This Waving Technique To Achieve Effortless Texture

Struggling to create those trendy Instagram-approved waves on your short-haired clients? That’s why BTC Team Member Maggie Hancock (@maggiemh) is breaking down everything you need to know about styling lobs and bobs. From the tool to technique, scroll through to get Maggie’s best tips, then watch the quickie video how-to and master the hard-to-achieve effortless look!


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Choose The Right Styling Tool To Preserve Length

Maggie recommends waving with a flat iron on bobs and lobs opposed to using a curling iron. “Using a flat iron provides a lot of control when creating curls, especially on bobs,” shares Maggie. “It helps to preserve the length while still creating that perfectly-textured beach wave.”


Bobs & Lobs: Master The Waving Technique

Check out all the steps and products below, then watch the quickie video how-to!

Maggie Hancock Wave Technique Bobs and Lobs Alterna Haircare


Get The Steps: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, prep with a mixture of Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter and Caviar Style Luxe Shape Créme Gel. This will help build fullness and texture, then blow-dry.
  2. Using a flat iron with minimal tension, take a section and wave the hair in a vertical, circular motion. Leaving the ends out, continue this pattern and alternate the direction of each wave.
  3. Let the curls cool. Then, apply Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothie Hydra-Gelée Nourishing Hair Perfector to smooth out the ends.
  4. Apply a dime-size amount of Caviar Style Luxe Shape Créme Gel to your hands, emulsify and piece out the curls. 



Educate Clients On At-Home Styling

Maggie recommends that her clients pay attention and ask question as she styles, so they can learn how to create a similar look at home using their flat iron. “I tell my clients to practice with the flat iron powered off and get the motion down first,” shares Maggie. “It makes it easier for them to quickly pick up the technique without burning themselves.” Education also creates opportunity to improve retail sales at the end of an appointment. 


Click through for some inspo from Maggie’s Insta! 

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