Figuring out your next party hairstyle can be a challenge, especially when your tresses are too short for elaborate updos, braids and ponies. However, Jennifer Lopez and her cute new bob prove that flawless strands are totally possible with closer-cropped locks! At her 46th birthday party on July 24, Jen wore her shoulder-grazing coupe in a tousled blowout that would be the perfect steal for a real world night on the town.
To find out how to replicate JLo's look, follow the tutorial below!
How to style it
Starting with clean, towel dried hair, prime it with a heat protectant spray, then rough dry your mane on a medium heat until it's only slightly damp.
Next, apply a smoothing cream through the lengths and ends of your hair and continue your blowout, using a round brush to add movement. You want to create ultra-loose waves that are more like curves than actual waves.
If your brushwork skills are a little rusty, you can always touch up your strands with a large barrel curling iron once they're totally dry. A 2" or 1 ½" iron will get the job done in no time, and no one will be able to tell the difference!
Once dried, shake your fingers through your mane, then scrunch a small amount of flexible hold, matte gum through the ends. Just a tiny amount will add texture and enhance the subtly tousled finish.
Give your blowout long lasting hold, and protect it from dancefloor humidity with a generous veil of strong hold hairspray to finish. That's it!