Listen up ladies, we've got some breaking hair trend news: there's a new hairstyle in town, and it's versatile enough for almost any occasion. Presenting...the slicked-back bob!
The evolution of a hairstyle trend
The bob, and its longer sister the lob, have been leading the hair-trend pack for several seasons, but now they're getting a chic urban update with slicked back sides and a fun, fifties-inspired flick to lighten the look.
If you've got a bob/lob, or are planning to get the chop, here's how you can work fall's new favorite mid-length style.
Step 1. After washing your hair with a nourishing, shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner such as those from the Mythic Oil collection, apply a smoothing styling cream to the hair focusing on the lengths and ends.
Step 2. Blow dry on a warm temperature (not hot) with the nozzle pointing down to encourage a straight, sleek finish. Take a round soft-bristled brush and wrap the ends around it while blow-drying to achieve a fun flick.
Step 3. Take a small, nut-sized amount of wet-look gel and rub between your palms before smoothing across the sides of your head, leaving the top and back free. Use a comb to control any flyaways and achieve a slick, uniform finish.
Step 4. Finish with a spritz of long-hold hairspray like the Iconic Elnett, which has a lightweight-feeling finish that allows your hair to move naturally.
Top tip: if you've got naturally curly or rebellious hair, we recommend asking your local L'Oréal Professionnel hair salon about the innovative Steampod service. Using high pressure steam, this professional in-salon hair straightener smoothes the hair while adding shine, without the damage caused by regular at-home hot irons.