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Hot mess hair styling: how to rock a choppy bob

/ 08.28.2014
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  • Choppy bobs were MADE for lazy girls!
  • Messy long bob
  • Bob with bangs
  • Tousled bob
  • Bob with barely there waves

Choppy bobs are great for all kinds of reasons, not least because they lend themselves so well to this season's penchant for tousled hair. It seems as though the whole world has come around to the Alexa Chung approach to styling and, we have to say, it's kind of great. Well, mostly, it means we can be totally lazy and catch some extra Zs instead of waking up early to attempt a DIY blowout.

If you're thinking about making this style your own, we implore you to just go ahead and do it. Worst case scenario: it grows back eventually. Best case scenario: it looks amazing. Worth the risk wouldn't you say?

Once you have your choppy cut, you're going to need to know exactly how to not style your hair so it can look its perfectly disheveled best. 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!

Make some waves

If your hair is naturally wavy, feel free to move on to the next paragraph. If you have stick straight hair and want to work in some waves however, start by spraying your locks - dry or damp, it doesn't matter - with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Twist large chunks and blow-dry them or, alternatively, pin them up and let them set by themselves while you do your makeup/sleep/eat/watch Netflix.

Add texture

To get a piecey finish, with or without waves, try scrunching a very small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum 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 Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and shake things up with your fingers.

Hairspray... and lots of it

To make sure your artful disheveling stays just as you want it all day long, apply a generous mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to complete your look.

Happy (hardly) styling!

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