You've finally gotten the classic haircut: the blunt bob. You love it. You wear it
everywhere. All your friends say the length is perfect for you. But you've got a big party
coming up and you'd like something a little more "fun" for the event. Why not add
some curl, and some pizzazz to your style?
Here's what we did with our Blunt Bob Cut:
Shampoo and condition the hair as needed. Towel the hair dry and comb it to
remove any tangles. Apply a generous amount of styling product. (We used gel, but
you can use any product you wish.) Comb through once more to distribute the product evenly on the hair.
Wrap the hair on rollers as desired. For our demo, we used the medium-sized
rollers and followed an angular pattern on the top and sides of the head. Our goal was
to simply add volume and curl without changing the general shape of the style.
We could have used the large rollers for this style if our main goal had been simply
to add volume. And had we wanted mostly curl, smaller rollers would have given us
masses of them. But by choosing a roller that allowed the hair to wrap around it
approximately one-and-a-half times, we get ample volume and curl on the ends of the hair.
Dry the hair thoroughly, and preferable naturally, though you can use a hair dryer
if necessary to save time. For our demo we used a portable hooded dryer that is inexpensive and easily found at your local beauty supply (or possibly department) store.
Once dry, (if a heated dryer was used allow the hair to cool) remove the rollers and
with a wide-toothed comb loosen the curls. As the styling product loosens, shift to
finer-bristled brushes and brush the hair until the curls move freely. You can finish the
style using a natural-bristled brush for a smoother finish, or stick with the wider bristled
brush for more definition in the curls.
You can also add some definition to the curls after brushing by applying a light
mist of hairspray and gently scrunching the curls. (We did this in our demonstration.)
The result is a bouncy style with a lot of visual interest. Our manikin's hair had
previously been highlighted and those highlights clearly add to the impact of the style.
It's certainly a style suited to a special occasion and is easy enough to be worn when
ever the mood strikes. The roller set is a durable style and will last until the next shampoo with proper care.