Ask the Experts: How to I modernise my bob style for summer? September 4, 2018 09:44
Known in the industry for her extensive background in training and education, as well as being a Master Stylist at Morgan & Morgan Hair Collective since 2001, Jennifer Morgan @jennifer.morgan.hair is the go-to girl with any colouring conundrum and her passion and skill set are enviable in the hairdressing community.
Her technical expertise and precision has also seen her in the roles of Artist and Educator for industry heavyweights such as L’Oréal, Redken and Schwarzkopf.
So in this blog we ask her to tell us everything she has learned about how to update your bob style for summer
One-length bobs will forever be a favorite hairstyle of ours, but when it comes to embracing an untraditional look, we’re all about the asymmetrical bob. When snipped correctly by one of our stylists, it’s the perfect modern haircut for a fresh new look.
And it turns out there are quite a few different ways to style an angled asymmetrical bob haircut. So, whether you want to make an entrance with a pop of color or turn heads with super-sleek strands, we have the tips to help you rock a new signature asymmetrical bob haircut.
Asymmetrical bobs with a short and a longer side are super cool and creative, they look very relaxed and modern. Such bobs are great for both straight and wavy hair and look awesome with waves and all kinds of textures. Balayage, which is an 'in-demand' hair colouring technique right now, is amazing with such a bob haircut!
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #1: ADD COLOUR
An asymmetrical bob in and of itself is quite the statement haircut, but when you pair it with a vivid hair colour, you have yourself a super-on trend ‘do. Perfect for those who want to not only embrace a new shape but change up their whole look, try following up your cut with City Beats or Color Worx pastels range
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #2: ANGLE IT
An asymmetrical bob is marked by being longer on one side. Instead of a geometric cut that harshly calls attention to the different lengths, opt for an angled haircut. This way your hair will be gradually cut in different lengths for a seamless transition between sides. So very chic of you!
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #3: ROCK IT WITH BANGS
While they have the scissors handy, ask your stylist to keep snipping, only this time along your forehead. Asymmetrical bobs look especially of the moment with heavy, straight-across bangs. And if you’ve looked at social media lately, then you’re well aware that there’s no better time to give fringe a go than right here in 2018
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #4: TUCK IT BEHIND YOUR EARS
Sometimes when you have an angled asymmetrical bob, you might not be able to notice the difference in lengths all that much. That’s why you should consider tucking it behind your ears. The subtle pull-back will draw attention to the different lengths, allowing you to really show off your trendy haircut.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #5: WEAR IT WITH A DEEP SIDE PART
While center-parted asymmetrical bobs can be quite stylish, we majorly fangirl over deeply parted ‘dos. When you add a deep side part to your asymmetrical bob, you’ll be able to draw more attention to the longer side of your hair by positioning it on the deeper side of your part. Let it cascade over your face for a truly posh appearance.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #6: STYLE IT WITH WAVES
Even when you love your hairstyle, you might want to switch it up a bit. While asymmetrical bobs look gorgeous when they’re straight, they also look beautiful wavy, too. Spritz on the OSiS Session Label Salt Spray to damp hair and let your hair air dry for added texture and shape.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #7: ADD VOLUME
Volume isn’t only reserved for girls with down-to-there hair. To add the appearance of volume to your asymmetrical bob, apply the OSiS Session Label Volume Mousse to the roots and mid-lengths of damp hair, then let your hair air dry. No heat tools necessary for this one!
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #8: ACCENT IT WITH RAZORED ENDS
Asymmetrical bobs, despite being varying lengths, have a way of looking very clean cut. So, if you prefer an edgier ‘do, just ask your stylist to razor the ends after cutting your lengths.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #9: MAKE IT LOOK SLEEK AND SHINY
This haircut is sure to shine all on its own thanks to how trendy it is, but why not make it literally shine, too? With a 20-cent-sized amount of the OSiS Upload smoothed through damp tresses, your sleek hair goals can be achieved.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #10: FAKE IT
Not ready to make the cut? No worries! You can still rock this hairstyle by tucking your hair into your collar (sounds silly, but all the models are doing it) or flipping your ends up and pinning them on the underside of your cut.