Whether you just got a lob haircut, have had one for a while, or are thinking about getting one, this is for you. Lobs can be so much fun to style. You can achieve such a mature sexy look without much effort.
I got my long hair cut into a lob (longbob) a couple months ago and I can definitely say I still love it. I was the girl who would cry at the thought of a trim. Long hair used to be a NECESSITY, but things change! You can read about my decision to get it cut on my Getting a Lob Haircut blog post, if you haven’t already.
Anyways, back to the lob hairstyles. I’m going to give you 4 different ways to style a lob, with tutorial videos, and explain a little bit about each style too.
The 4 Styles: Beachy Waves | Braided Crown | Ballerina Bun |Voluminous Straight Hair
Beachy Waves – Braided Crown – Ballerina Bun
This video covers 3 out of 4 of the hairstyles. I apologize ahead of time for this girl’s voice/personality –it can be quite irritating. I do like her hairstyles though so I really wanted to use this video.
1 ) Start at the front and curl your hair with a wand, wrapping it away from your face
2 ) When you get halfway through (to the middle of the back), reverse the direction of the curls
3 ) Take small pieces from the top and curl them tightly for more volume
4 ) Comb your fingers through your hair to make your style look more beachy and natural
6 ) Serum is optional (I personally don’t use it because it can make finer hair get oily)
1 ) Complete the previous Beachy Waves first
2 ) Take a 1-2 inch piece of hair from one side of your head and create a braid, bobby pin in it the back
3 ) Repeat step 2 for the other side of your head
4 ) Gently pull apart the braids to make them looser, creating larger braids
[ Prep by working some Milkshake Incredible Milk in your hair. This will help with frizz and the overall look of the bun ]
1 ) Gather your hair on top of your head and twist it into a bun, secure with an elastic
2 ) Bobby pin any bun pieces that don’t want to cooperate (sticking out)
3 ) Gently comb and hairspray any frizzies
4 ) Loosen up the hair around your head to create volume and a more natural look (optional)
Voluminous Straight Hair
You may be thinking, “I know how to straighten hair, this shouldn’t be a tutorial. It doesn’t take a genius to do it“. Well that’s true. Flat ironing hair is easy but there are certain tricks and techniques to make straightened hair look so so so much better. A lot of the time, flat ironed hair looks pinned to the scalp or just won’t stray straightened throughout the day. Try the techniques in this tutorial.
1 ) Flat iron hair using the “C” shape technique
2 ) Style the crown of your head using overdirection: styling hair in the opposite direction of how it normally lays on your head
3 ) Style the front pieces with a forward “C” shape
4 ) Go over the ends to make sure they’re flattened out
5 ) Instead of using oil to smooth your hair, apply some Milkshake. This stuff is honestly amazing
I hope you enjoyed watching these hairstyles and learned something. Try them out and post your hair on Instagram with the hashtag #GuideToGorgeousHair because I would love to share your photos in my article! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.