Straight Styles

Straight Styles
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

1 of 10 Haitem

A slightly asymmetrical cut with brow-skimming bangs makes this style the model of sophistication. To create depth and definition, flip the ends slightly and apply a dime-size amount of Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops to amp up the shine.

2 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Cutting layers beneath the crown of this bobbed style or slightly back-combing hair to create a lift. Consider a voluminizing spray like Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel if your hair is straight.

3 of 10 Mark Mann

Leave a satiny finish and add shine to any layered look with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum.

4 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

Use minimal product to keep your do bouncing and always be sure your style is free of split ends. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion for control.

5 of 10 Mark Mann

Whether you spike it, slick it, or just let it be, this look stands on its own. All you’ll need to work this shortie is your fingers and a pomade like TIGI Bed Head The Manipulator to mold hair into place.

6 of 10 Adam Olszewski

A low-maintenance cut like this layered bob keeps it shape as it grows out. After shampooing and blow-drying, straighten the hair with a flat iron.

7 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Give movement and definition to your bob with light layers and highlights. To keep hair sleek and chic, apply Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum before you blow-dry.

8 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

To maintain this long layered bob, wrap hair at night, then flip the ends with a flat iron in the morning. To protect hair from heat, apply Tresemme Instant Heat Tamer Styling Spray.

9 of 10 Adam Olszewski

Brighten your look with warm honey or auburn highlights, but stay away from high-maintenance colors like bright-golden blonds.

10 of 10 Mark Mann

By adding layers you don’t have to worry about this bob falling, even during summer’s highest humidity. Before flat ironing, apply Soft & Beautiful Extra Lite Creme Moisturizer to keep frizz at bay all day.


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