Her super short pixie looks extra cool with those wispy baby bangs — proof that a micro fringe can look amazing. "When you have this type of gorgeous chiseled bone structure, the best way to accent it is with a short cut," says hairstylist Matt Fugate, who has worked with stars of The Bold Type and Riverdale. "Plus, [her hair] gives this look a perfectly disheveled feel — even at this length. " Style using your fingers by twisting, raking, and massaging in a product like Original Mineral K-Gravel Texture Clay into your hair. "Just let it rock — make it messy and unique.
Mullets were the hairstyle of the '80s, and model Agyness Deyn is bringing it back with a modern twist. "This has a very edgy, punk rock vibe," says Thompson Baxter. "The straight and fine natural texture of her hair is great for this kind of cut. " The best way to style, she says, is to blow-dry the hair back and forth with a Denman styling brush. "I would then flip the ends slightly with a smaller round brush, and bevel the ends of the bangs. " If your hair is naturally curly, try a boar bristle round brush that grabs the hair, making it easier to get a smoother and straighter blowout.
To get it, wet your hair, smooth a styling cream or pomade through it, create a part (or not), and comb the hair down and away from your face, smoothing as you go. "The key to this style is keeping hair in top condition so the ends don't look frizzy," says Urban. 4C textures like Lupita Nyong'o's need a deeply moisturizing leave-in conditioner like our Best of Beauty fave, the Creme of Nature Pure Honey Knot Away Leave-in Detangler.
This wavy lob looks hard to maintain, but it's actually fairly easy. "Your hairstylist should adjust the allover layers to fit your face," says Fugate. "That's what makes it feel so lived-in and organic. " Loosely wrap one-to-two-inch sections of hair around a curling rod (like the Best of Beauty-winning T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand), then flip your head upside down and mist on a light-hold hair spray (our favorite is the Tresemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray).
To get Halsey’s look, Lauren Thompson Baxter, hairstylist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York City, says to dry your hair then get it as straight as possible with a flatiron. "Next, use a one and a quarter-inch barrel curling iron at the bottom to give the ends a little bit of a flip. " Part your hair where you want, then use Ecoco’s Eco Style Olive Oil Gel and a fine-tooth comb to distribute the product evenly. "Make sure you are pressing your hair down with the palm of your hand, and following with the comb.
Here, her blunt bangs are the center of attention. "If you have an oval, heart, or diamond-shaped face, bangs would be a great look for you," says Thompson Baxter, who notes it can also make pronounced foreheads appear smaller. "To style this lob, blow-dry with a smoothing cream and a boar bristle round brush like the Ariel Italian Blue Round Hair Brush.
Marsai Martin’s braids are a fun twist on a classic lob. "It’s fierce and stylish," says Takisha-Sturdivant Drew, hairstylist and owner of TSD Hair. "Some beads or hair jewelry and accessories can be added to glam up the styling. " To lay flyaways down, Sturdivant-Drew suggests using a head wrap or scarf and protecting the hairstyle with a product like Carol’s Daughter Monoi Multi-Styling Milk. "This is great for braids, natural hair, and all hair textures.
Go for a textured bob à la Demi Lovato. "You can achieve this swept-back look by using Oribe Gel Serum on dry hair by simply working the product through your hair with your hands," says Thompson Baxter. "If you need a little extra volume at the roots, use a little texture spray and tease your hair around the crown and then work the gel serum throughout.
Hairstylist Kerrie Urban likes to blow-dry this style using what she calls a "wrap dry" technique: With a paddle brush, she first pushes the hair down and to the left, and then down and to the right, and back and forth. "This helps get the swoop of the bang. " Finish off with a sculpting balm (we like the Best of Beauty-winning R+Co Dart Pomade Stick).
The various layers give her hair volume in a subtle yet dramatic way. "To style, I would keep it retro and use either hot rollers or a curling iron to get that volume, movement, and shine," says Fugate.
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