If you make the decision to go super short you'll find a whole new world of options to select from. This will include styling products, tools and techniques.
Some styling products are specifically designed to work with very short hair. Styling products for very short hair can be used equally by women and men.
Molding muds, which used to be very popular a few years ago, have faded from the scene and have been replaced by styling creams, a variety of pastes, waxes and gels.
Styling mousse is very popular and has been refined to include many different types.
Whether you wish to go with a soft finish or take maximize the texture, as done if this first style, you need to first start with a precision short cut.
This very short hairstyle was cut with a combination of a scissors or shears with some detailing done around the face line and the perimeter with a razor.
The front of the style has a forehead hugging fringe while the interior has short layers. The hair in back is cut down to hug the nape of the neck.
This short style also offers the advantage to really play up hair color, whether your own or an added hue.
Working with hair color is important because it can add the appearance of fullness and dimension to thin or fine strands.
In the case of this style, a medley or rich dark reds have been carefully layered to create a glimmering of shine and highlights.
Short Style Rules
This style works best for hair that is medium in volume and fine to medium in texture.
This style is not recommended for hair that is super thick or naturally wavy or curly.
It works best for face shapes that are oval or slightly round.
In the non-Idol world, performers ranging from Ashlee Simpson to Mariah Carey are constantly changing their hair length, color and styles. It signals a part of their evolution as performance artists.
One question that popped up on various chats was whether or not the lovely Katharine had hair enhancements. Of course these days it is impossible to say for sure, but regardless, her strands looked healthy, shiny and perfectly coiffed, especially at the end of the contest.
Steal This Short Style
Pushing for more details Robert gave me all the steps to Lucy's easy style:
Lucy starts by washing her hair in lukewarm water with Robert's New Shine Booster Shampoo - which Robert said "she likes even better than the original formula".
Lucy applies the New Shine Booster Conditioner and then rinses well.
3. Towel Blot
Using a thick towel to blot excess moisture, Lucy detangles her tresses and then applies Dream Cream. 4. Finger Pick, Push & Scrunch
Once Lucy has applied the Dream Cream, she lets her hair "air dry" using her fingers to push her damp strands from the ends to the roots to give her new Bob lots of natural texture. Lucy has medium thick strands that have a lot of "bend" which means that scrunching with air-drying will create lots of sexy natural texture.
5. Spray Is Optional
I asked Robert what other products Lucy might use to recreate this style. He said that she will sometimes spritz her air-dried hair with his Rawhold Hairspray to give it a little more finished look.
The beauty of her short new bob is that it is versatile and can be worn scrunched, tousled, slightly flicked or silky and finished.
6. Dress It Up
While Lucy's new short bob haircut is fabulous for her busy but focused lifestyle (pursuing various private projects), she may still be required at times to dress up her Bob for photo ops or strolls down various Red Carpets.
When Lucy wants to dress up her Bob style Robert said "she can skip the finger picking and scrunching to utilize a round boar's bristle brush with her blow dryer to create a more finished and sleeker style". Using the round brush, Lucy can build in instant volume and fullness along the crown.
One way that Lucy can can some great volume along the roots is to utilize Robert's Super Volumizing Tonic.
7. Adding Shine & Glamour
For very special events Lucy can combine a round brush and blow dried look with a few passes with either a curling or flat iron to create different textures.
Lucy's sizzling new bob is the perfect length for either the latest headbands or for a silk flower. Robert reported that at his last hair show in LA that "everyone seemed to be wearing either headbands, silk flowers or some type of hair accessory".
Robert confided that one of the very great things about Lucy Liu is that she has fantastic style and self confidence which is a major part of her overall beauty."
You heard the Lucy Liu Bob scoop first here and directly from the mouth of Lucy's Celebrity hairdresser, Robert Hallowell who personally razored Lucy's new style.
The short Bob hairstyle is back in fashion and getting hotter by the minute. One of the great things about a precision cut Bob, as Robert Hallowell so helpfully explained is that it can be a wash and wear style that requires just a good styling cream and some finger flexing to create lots of sexy natural texture.
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