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Lazy girl hair: how to style a messy bob

/ 09.04.2014
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Getting a messy bob is a great idea for many different reasons, not least because they lend themselves so well to this season's penchant for tousled hair. We just love the way the whole world has come around to the Alexa Chung approach to styling, especially as it gives us the green light to be totally lazy with our own hair. Who doesn't prefer catching some extra Zs instead of waking up early to attempt a DIY blowout?

If you're still pondering the decision to go ahead and make the cut, we implore you to book the appointment and never look back. Worst case scenario: it grows back eventually. Best case scenario: it looks amazing. Worth the risk don't you think?

Once you've got your new choppy cut all figured out, you're going to need to know how to style it to get that perfectly disheveled finish. Find out exactly what to do with the styling tips below. You can use just one or several at a time, it all depends on the kind of mess you want to make!

Making waves

If you have a head full of natural waves, feel free to move on to the next paragraph. If you have stick straight hair and want to work in some movement, however, start by spraying your locks - dry or damp, it doesn't matter - liberally with salt spray. Twist large chunks and pin them up to set. If you're working with dry hair, shake it all out after about 20 minutes and scrunch some wax through the ends to finish. With damp hair, wait till it's all dry, or sleep on it, then let it down.

Add texture

You can create a piecey finish, with or without waves, by scrunching a very small amount of wax through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. This will give you extra strand separation and a really laid back "I woke up like this because I'm awesome" look. For a sultry matte finish, spray all of your hair with salt spray or a volumizing hairspray, then shake things up with your fingers.

Long-lasting hold

To make sure your artful disheveling stays just as you want it all day long, apply a generous mist of finishing spray to complete your look.

That's it! How will you rock your messy bob?


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