Goldwell Regional Guest Artist, Michelle Vance Creates Vintage Faux Bob

Goldwell Regional Guest Artist, Michelle Vance, created this retro look to showcase her favorite era, reinventing a flapper style into a modern faux bob. Megan, her redhead model, is in a Motown band in Austin, Texas where Michelle loves to create Megan’s hairstyles for the stage in order to capture vintage glam. Megan has been Michelle’s client and one of her inspirations since they met. Dancing and music are also a constant form of inspiration for Michelle. Using Goldwell’s StyleSign products, follow her step-by-step and Youtube video below on how to achieve this look:


Step 1: Apply Goldwell’s Glamour Whip Mouse on the first day in damp hair and let it air dry or blow dry it. Also, the formula can be applied in dry hair for a styling agent and as a great hold. 

Step 2: To create the look of a bob, begin pushing curls in the nape or back of the head. Pick up curls, hold part of the hair between your pointer finger and your thumb as you push the rest of the curl towards the head. Continue this with the curls on back and sides of the head to create a bob shape, longer in the front.   

Step 3: Use hair pins to keep this shape and hold stray curls into place. 

Step 4: Tease the crown area to enhance the shape. Take 1/4 inch sections and push hair towards head to create a cushion of hair. Style to your liking. 

Step 5: If you have shorter layers and fringe around the face create pin curls to the side for a 1920's inspired look.

Step 6: Spray Goldwell’s StyleSign Magic Finish or KMS California FREESHAPE 2 – in – 1 styling +finishing spray to hold the style but keep it flexible and movable.

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