Celebrity Stylist Andre Davis, from Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa, recently cut and styled Olivia Palermo’s hair in a long, piece-y bob for summer. He was inspired by her lob that he created in 2008—the cut that started the lob trend. "This time I put a slightly different spin on it with a less angled line," says Davis. "This cut has more movement and layers behind the framing, giving it a fresher look."
About the Style
This cut looks great on most face shapes, particularly square shapes, because it makes sharper features look softer.
Because of the shaping and texture of the cut, you don't need that much product. I love working in Julien Farel's Inflate Volumizing Balm
To give the hair a nice lift at the roots, use a 2" curling iron for waves, making it more uncontrived and free flowing.
- I start in freshly washed and conditioned hair. I recommend the Vitamin Shampoo and Conditioner for processed hair.
- I start with cutting the length which is very important because I love movement. I cut on a slight angle back mid neck in back, and angle down the front just above the collar bone.
- Now for movement, I section out the front to frame the face. You want this to remain one length.
- I add medium to long layers for movement behind the framing of the face back 3" in
- You do you finishing touches in regards to texturizing (optional) I recommend the Flexible Paste.
- You don't need many products for this cut. This Lob is shorter than the Lob I created for Olivia Palermo back in 2008, and it has more movement and texture. All you will need if you like to use product is mousse and a great volumizing balm like the Inflate Volumizing Balm, De-Frizz Relaxing Balm for smoothing out the hair for curly or frizzy hair.