How to Style a Messy bob

How to Style a Messy bob

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should be) you would know that I recently chopped my hair off again. And I couldn’t be happier. Short hair is in and I’m ecstatic about it!

Now if you recently chopped your hair or are debating going for the deep cut, you may be wondering how to style it? Maybe you’ve spent hours scrolling through Pinterest looking for the easiest, most efficient way to style your new do. If that’s you then I have good news!! Today I’m showing you how to style a messy bob! Polished sophisticated dos are out and messy is in!

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How to style a messy bob

Prepping the hair

1. Begin with damp hair (about 75% dry) And spray a root lifting spray directly onto your roots.

2. Next, I’m spraying my favorite sea salt spray all of my hair for added texture. You’ll notice this look is all about texture.

3. Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch! You’ll want to make sure the product is distributed evenly throughout.

4. Then all you have to do is blow-dry! For added volume switch between flipping your part both ways and blow-drying upside down as to not let the hair fall flat.

Curling the hair

1. Next, you’ll want to section your hair off into two sections and begin curling. Because the hair on the bottom layer is so short I’m using the clamp and wrapping my hair around it and twisting until the base of my skull.

2. After you let the curl fall, gently pull on it to give it a wave appearance as opposed to a ringlet.

3. On the top layer where the hair is a bit longer, I am using the curling iron like a wand instead of using the clamp. This will also help the waves shape and give a bit more volume on top.

4. On the top layer, you’ll want to catch each curl as it falls and hold it for a few seconds before it drops. This will help shape the curl

The final touches

1. When you have finished curling your hair completely, simply add a touch of hairspray.

2. Once your hair has completely cooled and I mean completely, you’ll want to begin to gently pull apart the curls using a wide-tooth comb.

Two things: If you begin brushing before the hair has cooled you’ll lose a lot of bounce and shape. I can’t stress enough how important it is to let it cool completely. This will only take a minute or two. Second, you don’t want to use a hairbrush, but rather a comb. If you don’t have one, your fingers will work to separate the curls.

3. The next couple of steps are optional but after that, I am taking a dry texture spray and spraying it throughout my hair for volume and that piece-y/messy vibe was going for.

This spray by Kristin Ess is the best dry texture spray I’ve ever used. I can’t say enough good things about it. While it’s not needed for this look I do think it takes the look to a whole new level. 

4. Next, I’m messing my hair up and distributing the product throughout.

5. After that, I am taking some hair oil in my hands and running it throughout for a shiny finish.

6. And Voila! That is how to style a messy bob!

how to style a messy bob

Don’t forget to pin this post on Pinterest and share it with your friends!

Until next time,

xoxo Caity


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