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How to Style a Blunt Bob

August 30, 2018

If you’re daring to go short, the blunt bob is a hairstyle you’ll surely want to consider—as it’s one of the latest beauty trends. This short and edgy ‘do has been making an appearance everywhere from our social media feeds to the red carpet. But how exactly do you style such a blunt cut? From the right hair care routine to the perfect hair styling products, here's everything you need to know about how to style a blunt bob.


When it comes to styling a blunt bob haircut, how you wear your new hair should be based on your hair’s texture. That’s right, texture plays a bigger role in achieving your ideal style than you might think—and we’re here to break it down for you.

If you have curly hair…

To our ladies with lots of curls, you’ll want to tame your tresses in order to rock a blunt bob. Keep your hair hydrated to prevent your curls from clumping together and giving the illusion of an extra short 'do. Since this is already a short hairstyle, we're guessing you'll be interested in maintaining the little length you do have.

To care for a curly, blunt bob…use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for naturally curly locks. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner. The line is formulated with coconut oil and gives you anti-frizz definition, leaving you with soft, manageable curls.

To style a curly, blunt bob…use a hair cream to manage your curls. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Curl Taming Cream to damp hair, scrunch, and then blow-dry to give you perfect curls from roots to ends.

If you have straight hair…

Are you the proud owner of straight hair? You’re in luck! Naturally straight locks allow you to show off this dramatic cut in its entirety. Not to mention, they’re super easy to style.

To care for a straight, blunt bob…you should keep your mane as smooth and sleek as possible. Opt for an anti-frizz line, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner.

To style a straight, blunt bob…you don’t have to do much! All that’s required is touching up your naturally straight strands. Grab your flat iron to do just that—but don’t forget to spray your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray before you do!

If you have wavy hair…

Don't you hide those beautiful waves—embrace them! Your natural waves will soften the harshness of this haircut for a look that is both sassy and sweet.

To care for a wavy, blunt bob…use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner to give your locks lasting volume and luminous shine.

To style a wavy, blunt bob…push your curling iron to the side—you already have gorgeous waves. Instead, opt for a wave spray that will enhance your hair’s natural shape and texture. Spray the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto towel-dried hair before braiding it. Allow your locks to air dry, take out the braids, and your blunt bob will be styled to perfection!

If you have thin hair…

It's time to amp up the volume! You want your cut to stand out, so styling it to enhance the thickness of your hair is key. After all, a flat bob isn't the goal here.

To care for a thin, blunt bob…use a thickening shampoo and conditioner to promote thicker-looking locks. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner.

To style a thin, blunt bob…add some texture to your fine hair using a hair pomade or paste. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to create a messy, piece-y look.

If you have thick hair…

We'd wager a bet, if you have thick hair, you're also familiar with the trials and tribulations of dry hair. That's why it's key to keep your hair moisturized! You want your blunt bob to appear sleek and smooth, so hydrating your thick mane should be your #1 priority.

To care for a thick, blunt bob…wash with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo, and follow up with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner, to deeply replenish moisture for a lush look.

To style a thick, blunt bob…straighten your locks! This will minimize just how thick your hair looks, helping you achieve the sleek, edgy blunt bob you're after. Spritz your tresses with a heat spray, then you’re free to straighten away.

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