GHD and the 1920's Bob...
Hairstyling is a minefield: so many products out there, countless styles and variations, lets face it, it is sometimes hard to even know where to start! Me? Well, I have incredibly short dark hair and well, the choice for my combination of hair is hard, I cant use tongs, I cant use hot air stylers with ease but one product was pretty much made for my style hair: the GHD.
Most of us all know and recognise the name GHD and to be honest it was the first ever premium brand beauty/hair product I purchased and I've always had a soft spot for them. Now, as well as just straightening hair (duh) GHD's make for amazing all-round hair stylers enabling just about anyone to create various different looks using just their straighteners - perfect non?
I was kindly set the task by Best British Bloggers and GHD to set upon creating a Classic well known hair cut using a lovely pair of GHD Hair Straighteners gifted to me. Now, being of limited amount of hair there really was only one look I could go for: the 1920's bob. To be honest, the 1920's bob is all kinds of lush and has had me as a fan for as long as I can remember.
The 1920s bob, was considered scandalous, and was once even blamed for loose morality, but once it came on the scene, there was no stopping this hairstyle and I love it! And so, me and my gorgeous new Limited Edition Gold metallic GHD styler set to work to create my very own modern day 1920's bob.
Firstly this kind of style will work well on short/mid-length hair and even better if you have a fringe cut in. If you dont have a fringe you can now buy some clip-in fringes to create a more realistic look.
- Firstly wash and condition your hair, you really want your hair to have a luxe sheen.
- Once hair has been washed, add a little hair serum and dry with the hair-dryer using a large, round bristle brush to create as much shine and flatten the hair cuticles
- Once dry, here comes the GHD working their magic - start with the fringe. You want the fringe to be nice and full and preferably a lot shorter. Do this by taking a section of the fringe, slide the GHD's under the piece of hair and roll the fringe out and over, almost like creating a 'C' shape.
- Carry on doing this until you have the entire fringe section - keep going until the fringe looks smooth and shiny.
- Now section off the lower part of hair and run the straighteners down and out over the under sections but the key is the almost curl the end of the hair completely under. Then grab the ends and turn them under with your fingers
- Once all the under layers have been curled under, realise the top sections and do the same to these.
- Once all completed, brush through and add a little more serum and smooth the hair down.
This is such an easy, but almost iconic look to go for. I do love the way the GHD styler makes it so easy to create this style but the way it does it with shine and health. When you have such short hair it is often hair to disguise anything, its all there on show, that is where the GHD hair straightener really comes into it's own - it manages to keep the shine that is sometimes lost when you use heated stylers.
I cant wait to keep coming up with new found ways of making my short hair look different, either way it'll be nice to put a fresh spin on the 1920's bob.
What styles have you done with a heated styler? are you a GHD fan?