I decided to start the new year off with a chop! I visited my good friend Laura of Laura Mazzaferro Hair to help me transition from long locks to short and sassy tresses. I had gotten sick of the same style over and over again, and actually hadn't colored my hair since I was blonde (yep, here's the evidence, err should I say embarrassment?) or gone short since forever ago. My length was getting so bad I had ombre ends, but not on purpose, from abusing them with a straightener on the regular.
|Last long hair shot!|
With some Pinterest digging I found the perfect inspiration, Sofia Black D'Elia's cut and Jessica Alba's color.
A few hours later, a few inches gone and a few new shades of color added... TA DAH!
Laura added ombre ends to the front pieces, around the ear, so I will want to style it with a messy-ish loose curl. Here are her tips for styling a long bob:
A middle part can sometimes look too harsh with the long front pieces, so opt for a deep side part that provides a more dramatic look.
For a long bob use no smaller than a 1 inch barrel and no larger than a 1.5 inch barrel.
When curling, always face the curling handle lever towards the mirror (it doesn't matter what side you are on). Split the back section to the left and right and begin curling from the back of your head to the front.
Select your first piece and start the curling iron in the middle of that section, note that it's best to start each section around the same point, but switch it up slightly so that the overall flow of hair isn't exactly curled the same.
Roll curling iron AWAY from your face, roll to the root, leaving the ends out. Hold here for a few seconds and then click the curling iron down, rolling the ends on the barrel and then roll to the root. Release quickly.
Tug the end of the hair section down as the newly curled section cools down. This will give you a wavy effect rather than banana curls.
You can learn more about Laura Mazzaferro Hair, and get additional styling tips for all cuts by visiting her on Facebook.
How are you switching it up for the new year?