The Bobbed & The Beautiful

The Bobbed & The Beautiful
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Oscar James uses a sideswept bang and bold highlights to give this bob its modern edge. First hair is blunt-cut, then a low side part is added to give the bang its dramatic look.

Style tip: Help your hair stay put with Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Finishing Spray.

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Stylist Hadiiya Barbel ( gives this low-maintenance look its edge by shaping and adding precise layers. She finishes by flat-ironing the hair and finger-styling it into place.

Style tip: Keep strands smooth and frizz-free with Samy Salon Systems Smooth Leave-in Conditioner.

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Barbel adds volume by curling hair with a medium-barrel curling iron, then tousling with her fingers.

Style tip: For added volume, spray on Ojon Hair Fortify, Lift and Hold Mist.

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Barbel plays with soft shaping by spiral-curling hair in different directions with a large-barrel curling iron and finger-styling it into place.

Style tip: For a light hold, mist hair with Aveda Control Air Hair Spray.

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Give your bob a boost. To create fullness and volume, stylist Tina Pearson curls hair with a large-barrel iron (hair can also be roller-set).

Style tip: Before heat styling, protect hair with a dab of Mizani Rose H2O hairdress.


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