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Short hair for summer: how to style a bob with side-swept bangs

/ 05.30.2014
Short side-swept bob
Short side-swept bob

Now that updo season is here – warm weather, weddings, proms, backless dresses, etc. – it might just be the right time to think about a shorter summer cut if you're not a big fan of styling your hair for more than 10 minutes to get it looking just how you want it to. A short bob with side-swept bangs is a great option to consider. It deals with the less-than-chic sweaty neck issue, it looks cool and it takes hardly any time to style!

Full disclosure: short bobs tend to work best with naturally straight or wavy hair, but curly haired gals should add a few extra inches and get their stylist to layer the cut to prevent the dreaded 'triangle'.

Get the look

During summer, humidity often conspires to do all kinds of crazy things to our hair, without permission. To beat the weather at its own game, blow-drywith Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to smooth the cuticle and prevent frizz from the get-go.

Once dried, part your hair with a tail comb for an accurate line, then comb the hair through to fix it. At this point, you can use a flat iron for any touch-ups where you feel the hair isn't quite as straight as your would like.

Finishing touches

To give your locks a touchable, cashmere-soft finish, spray your bob with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray. This will deal with any remaining flyaways and add some extra shine to your hair. If your hair is seriously prone to humidity-related frizz, spray it with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray for added climate control.

Will you be getting a short bob this summer?

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