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Victoria Moorhouse
Apr 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am
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There's a new way to update your bob cut, and according to celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate, it doesn't involve losing length or a new set of bangs. It's about chipping away at the line of a blunt bob to create a "light, airy" vibe. 

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Instead of a bob hitting your chin all at one length, it will appear "chewed at with the scissors" and "mindfully dishevelled." The look is slightly layered and piece-y around the face, like the hair has just been blasted with lots of texture spray after air drying. "The see-through ends almost twinkle in the sun. The glow around the head is cinematic," he says.

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Some celebrity examples include Olivia Wilde, Jaimie Alexander, and Selena Gomez, who is wearing a similar haircut right now. The most iconic owner of this haircut is definitely Alexa Chung, but she recently grew out her hair into a lob with the same airy, ethereal texture.

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To style this type of haircut, Fugate suggests cocktailing two products—a thermal protector and a thickening spray. This builds texture and strength while protecting your hair from heat tools. "Apply a drop of a Kérastase thermal protector, such as their L’incroyable Blowdry Crème, to your ends and then load up on Kérastase Materialiste and power dry," he says.

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Use your hands to scrunch, twist, and rumple the hair until it's about 90 percent dry. Then, use a boar-bristle round brush with a blow dryer to seal the ends. "Let the roots and mid-lengths do their own thing," he says.

What's nice about this hairstyle is that you can build off of it each day. So on day two, you can skip a wash entirely and just touch it up lightly with a curling wand.

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