Short Hair: January Jones - American Blonde Beauty!
Short Hair: January Jones - American Blonde Beauty!
Karen Marie Shelton
Date: 5/9/06

Introduction

January Jones
The Three Burials Of Melquiades
Estrada Screening
November 7, 2005

The beautiful blonde "younger sister" of Alyson Hannigan in the American Pie sequence - American Wedding, was actually born in January (1-5-78), which probably explains her name.

The American Blonde Beauty actress is truly an all American girl having grown up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  One of her earliest jobs was working at the local Dairy Queen.

If we are to believe her bio, January's roles as the "good girls" in American Wedding is completely opposite of who she really is in her private life.

The actress dated Ashton Kutcher for three years and is currently filming on the set of We Are....Marshall where she plays the wife of assistant coach Red Dawson.

January initially caught my eye because of her very blonde, chin length, modified bob hairstyle.  My first memory of this up and coming star was in her role in Anger Management with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.   I then enjoyed her with her long tresses in American Wedding, which she told the media "was not her own hair".  In fact, she was wearing a wig for American Wedding although it was close in color to her own hair at the time of the filming.

January Jones
November 15, 2005

January morphed into a short sassy style with perimeter waves and curls for the Premiere of The Three Burials Of Melquiades. Cutting the length to chin level, her modified bob features longer graduated  layers around the hairline which instantly flattered and defined her square shaped face. She also went with a stunning deep side part and a full sweep of side fringe that nestled over the top of one eyebrow.  Her beautifully highlighted blonde tresses radiated spectacular shine.

A week later at the 5th Annual Adopt A Minefield event, January straightened her modified bob adding a soft open flip on one side with the opposite side softly curving into towards her chin.

Recalibrating her part, January brushed them over to one side and up off her forehead pulling the long ends behind her ears.  Just a few simple changes provided her with a completely different look. 

January Jones
Escada's 2006 Spring/Summer Collection
November 17, 2005

Which demonstrates instantly how versatile January's blonde chin-length layered bob hair style really is.

Even though January's tresses were chin length, she pulled off yet a completely different short hair style  just two days later on November 17th at Escada's 2006 Spring/Summer Collection.  Pulling her bangs snug to her forehead and anchoring them to one side, she directed both sides of her hair behind her ears and pulled the tresses into a small nape level twist.

Her hair worked perfectly with her black lace gown and long tear drop style earrings.

Her fourth look was sexy, sassy and uninhibited to match her low V Neck metallic dress that she wore at the 2006 Vanity Fair Party.  Her hair was definitely a brighter shade of blonde  and still styled into a short chin length bob.  Wearing one side behind her ear, the other side was swept over and covered most of her eye, Veronica Lake style. The look was fresh, fun and definitely sensual.

Steal January's Short Sassy Bob Hairstyles

January Jones & Josh Groban
Vanity Fair Party
March 5, 2006

January turned a modified chin length bob into four different hair looks for four completely different events. 

A key step to stealing January's style is to work with your favorite hairdresser to create a bob style that works with your face shape, lifestyle and product budget.  A great hairstyle always starts with a great cut.

Complete the following steps to re-create January's short bob styles:

1.  Use your favorite shampoo with warm, not hot water, and use a volumizing shampoo (like PhytoVolume or PhytoMousse Volume shampoo) that builds in lots of lush body. 

If your hair is thick or full or has other needs (dry, chemically damaged) select the shampoo that works best for your hair's special requirements.

If you prefer, use a diluted shampoo formulation or conditioner only. 

Note:  A conditioning only step may make hair sleeker.  Consider this if lots of volume is your focus.

3.  Skip a rinse-out conditioning step unless your hair is chemically damaged and requires a leave-in conditioner.

Remember, while a rinse-out conditioner builds in softness and adds back moisture, it works again lots of hair fullness and volume.  Skip this step to guarantee maximum volume.

4.  Finish with a cool/cold water rinse to instant shine and help swell the cuticle.

5.  Towel blot hair to remove excess moisture but leave hair damp enough to apply appropriate volume enhancing styling products.  If your hair tends to frizz, apply a good defrisant product like Phytodefrisant of similar.  If your hair requires a good leave-in conditioner, apply a little to the ends or the areas that need the most moisture.

January Jones & Josh Groban
October 10, 200

6.  Apply a baseball sized dollop of volumizing mousse to the palms of your hands.  Work into your strands completely from the roots to the ends.  Add a volumizing product to the roots like Phytovolume Actif Spray if your strands tend to be limp or lank.

7.  Bend over at the waist and blow-dry your hair upside down against the direction of your hair's natural growth.   Focusing your attention on the roots is key because that it what helps to create lots of volume. 

 

 

If you prefer not to bend over, separate hair into small one inch sections and use your hands to lift the hair up at the roots.  Direct the blow dryer up the hair shaft from the ends to the roots to ruffle the cuticle and make it swell.

8.  When hair is completely dry, carefully smooth hair into place using a pick or tail of a comb to avoid flattening your new volume. 

Apply a light spritz of soft hold hairspray.  A light application of shine spray can be added but be careful to only use a little to avoid weighing hair down or causing it to attract debris.

If you hair is not as full as you would like you have additional options. 

These include:

1.  Backcombing Your Strands.
2.  Using Velcro
Brand (a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V.) or similar style Hook & Loop Rollers that self grip hair.
3.  Hot Rollers or Irons.

Experiment with one or all of the additional volume building options for your hair.

Create January's Different Hairstyles

January Jones & Josh Groban
June 9, 2006

The key to January's hairstyles always starts with her array of side hair parts. 

Experiment with deep side parts and sweeping the fringe across the forehead covering all or part of one eye. 

Also try moving the part higher up the scalp more towards the middle of the head.  Sweeping the hair over from a different parting will provide a completely different look.

January recalibrates her styles slightly be using a curling iron to create big soft curls around the perimeter of her bob.  She also uses a straight iron to get a different texture. 

Karen Marie's Jewels - Le Fleur Collection - Cattleya Orchid - Baby Pink (1)To really change up your look, do as January has done for some of her movie roles and pop on a gorgeous silk flower hair clip.

For the soft flip style, use a round brush while blow drying and slightly roll tresses around the brush while drying.

Summary

January Jones is blonde, beautiful and has a stunning short chin length bob.  Even better, the talented actress who continues to move up way up the acting ladder, creatively coifs her bob into a number of stellar looks that range from sassy and fun to classy and sophisticated.  Take a hint from January and try on some of her gorgeous styles.

If you want to talk more about this or other hair care articles on HairBoutique.com or anywhere else, please post a message on  HairBoutique.com's Hair Talk Forums.

For additional hair care articles, tips and product information check out the following links: