How to Have a Beautiful Bob

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The bob has been an iconic hairstyle for over a hundred years. “Not only is the bob chic, but it is also a low maintenance and versatile style. It’s universally flattering as it can be worn in a number of different ways,” says Award-winning Hairdresser Lee Stafford. Here are Lee’s top tips for  caring for your classic cut:

Lee Stafford

Glossy Bob

This look is all about a mirror like shine, the bluntest ends and healthy hair. Keep hair hydrated, supple and glossy with my CoCo LoCo with Agave Shine Mask (£7.99). Apply in between shampoo and conditioner, leave for 5 minutes and rinse. Recreate a salon blow-dry with my CoCo LoCo with Agave Blow Out Brush (£12.99) – the perfect round styling brush for that iconic, tucked under bob look. Add my CoCo LoCo with Agave Shine Oil (£7.99) for extra glossiness.

CoCo LoCo with Agave Shine Mask (£7.99)

Coco Loco Blow Out Brush(£12.99)

Coco Loco Shine Oil (£7.99)

Textured Bob

Air dry your hair and simply add my CoCo LoCo with Agave Mousse (£5.99) or my Effortless Texture Spray (£5.99) to add that perfectly undone texture to the hair.

Coco Loco Mousse (£5.99)

Care and Protect

A beautiful cut, along with healthy, conditioned hair is the basis of a great style so remember to use your heat protectants and nourishing hair masks! (Hair Apology Intensive Care Booster Treatment £8.49 and Heat Protection Shine Mist £6.49).


Hair Apology Intensive Care Booster Treatment (£8.49)

Original Heat Protection Shine Mist £6.49)

Lee Stafford Haircare available at Boots stores nationwide and

Celebrity Hairdresser and Salon Owner Jay Birmingham adds:

Jay Birmingham

Tousled Waves

Personally I love to style a classic bob into a textured, tousled wave. It gives the perfect effortless look. To style your bob like this I love to use a waver like the Beautyworks wand to create the wave throughout the hair. My top tip for this is to leave a little piece of each section out at the end so it remains straight. This will give your hair that undone finish and a modern feel. To add depth and definition to your bob, add a texturising spray like the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder. Spray this into the mid lengths and ends of your hair and use your fingers to break the hair up and create the shape you want. You can also style your bob super sleek and straight for a totally different look.

Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.