This year’s hottest hairstyle is the long bob, or as we all know it- the LOB! Long manes are now a part of history. If you are not rocking short hair, you are not doing it right. Since all ladies are obsessed with huge, bouncy lobs, we figured this is a great time for a short guide. In today’s edition, we bring you the five steps on how to style a lob with volume.

Step 1:

Start by adding a heat-protecting product in your hair. This technique of styling a lob with volume uses a curling iron (or if you prefer a hair straightener). In other words, properly protecting the mane is of utmost importance. Another product you’ll want to consider is mousse. This one gives an amazing boost straight from the roots. If your hair is wet, dry it without using a brush. The voluminous lob will turn out even better if you washed your hair the day before.

Step 2:

Separate the hair in two halves by tying a half-up bun on top. This will make it much easier when you’ll use the curling iron. There are two choices when it comes to the styling tool. It can be a curling iron or a hair straightener. The first one gives luscious bouncy curls, while the second one provides chic beach waves. Use whichever works best for you.

Step 3:

Spray the hair with sea salt spray. Start curling each strand with the iron or straightener. It doesn’t have to be perfect. On the contrary, the messier the better. Use small sections from 1 to 2 inches. Leave that bottom end part of the section out, so that it gives an illusion of a textured lob. Start from the top part of the strands and work your way down. With every following layer of hair, curl it in an opposite direction. This little trick will guarantee you a lob with volume.

Step 4:

Once you’re done with the curling, mess the hairdo up! Use your fingers or a very wide comb. Flip your hair over while doing this to get a boost from the roots.

Step 5:

Last, but not least! Add extra volume and texture. You can do this by using a texturizing spray or wax. Add some wax on your fingers and mess the hairdo up once again. Another trick of hairstylists is that they take a strand of hair, hold it in the top part and start pulling it towards the roots from the tip. Your glamorous lob with volume is all done and ready to be shown!