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Trend alert: the curly bob

We've seen a full-blown bob Renaissance this season and at the forefront of the short hair trend is the curly bob. Read on for curly bob styling advice and how to get the look just right.

The curly bob: texture and frame

The curly bob is the style to go for if you're looking to add texture, volume and movement to your hair. It's also a great face framer and naturally highlights facial features, especially cheekbones. Opting for a curly bob will give you that bit of bounce you've always wished for, but there are a few things you need to consider when it comes to maintaining your curls and making sure this style works for you.

Naturally curly hair

If you're blessed with natural curls, this look should be a walk in the park for you. Consult your hairdresser before going in for the chop as they'll be in the best position to advise you on styling a curly bob to best compliment your hair texture and face shape.

Naturally straight hair

The curly bob is slightly more high maintenance for straight haired girls, but totally achievable. Be sure to tell your hairdresser that you plan on styling your hair in a curly bob before getting it cut as you'll need layers to achieve this look. To create perfect curls, you'll need to hit the curling irons and make use of styling products to keep your curls held in place. Investing in a heat protection spray is also a good idea as you'll be exposing your hair to considerable heat damage.

Maintaining your curly bob

Going in for a trim every four to eight weeks is highly recommended, especially if you want to keep your bob looking tidy and bob-like. Purchasing hair products that are suited to your natural hair texture, whether straight, curly, dry, or fine will also help you to maintain your look at home. For the straight haired ladies, regularly applying a nourishing mask to your locks will help to revive hair that has been damaged by frequent hot tool use.

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