The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

Turn that long bob into a head-turning work of art, with one clever cut that can easily be styled three ways. It’s a snip!

Hair design guru, Virginie Gayssot, says this cut has serious wow factor – and it suits anyone. Hairay! “If you love to stand out and be noticed, this is the look for you,” says Virginie, who is the Head of Education for Franck Provost Paris Australia. “Any face shape is suitable for this style because the fringe is just grazing the mid cheek, but it does work best on pale or peachy skin tones.” Here’s the info and ammo you need to score it…

The Log Bob Cut

Perfect for gal’s who are time-poor or growing out their hair, this cut is a snip. “The cut is subtly layered over the mid-lengths and ends to add softness and movement,” explains Virgine. “So it benefits from a soft blowout, but can look equally stunning left to dry naturally and wavy with a dose of sea salt spray.”

Virginie says a simple part line change can transform this versatile haircut from rock chic to red carpet glamour in a few minutes. “A side part creates a sexy, sweeping long fringe, enhanced with a smoothing blowdry for maximum movement,” she explains. “A centre part makes the hairstyle more vertical and adds an element of chic modern grunge.”

The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

Colour magic: Ambre Vénitien by Franck Provost Paris

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The Colour Pop

Red hot and ready for action. “The colour is a blend of several warm and copper shades enhanced with the Franck Provost Paris exclusive colour, Ambre Vénitien,” explains Virginie. “The darkest shades are at the root and back section, with the middle one shade lighter and the top section two shades lighter again. This creates the most beautiful depth and movement in the hair and really makes the eyes pop!”

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The Style: The Bombshell

The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

The Bombshell by Franck Provost Paris

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Perfect for: Special events, romantic dinners or whenever you just want to feel sexy!

Style it: “This style is redirected with a soft blow-dry and is best achieved using a blowdryer and round brush to create movement,” advises Virginie. “Depending on the texture of your hair, you could choose from two options. For fine or wavy hair, use Kérastase Mousse Bouffant on towel-dried hair to create volume when blowdrying. Section the hair then roll each section around the brush to create movement and a rounded, smooth finish. If you prefer your hair to dry naturally, I would recommend Kérastase Matérialiste, an all-over thickening spray gel, which controls hair and gives it bounce when air-dried naturally. The hair is weightlessly texturised and easier to style.

“The perfect finishing touch to this style is Kérastase Chronologiste Le Parfum En Huile fragrant oil, an elegant hair perfume enriched with light woods, musk and an extract of myrrh. The scented, oil-based formula is a multi-purpose miracle – it smooths cuticles and imparts a sensual, lingering fragrance onto every strand, making the hair smooth, glossy and smelling divine.”

The Style: The Feisty Femme

The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

The Feisty Femme by Franck Provost Paris

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Perfect for: A night out or special events. Or just because…

Style it: “To start, use Kérastase Incroyable Blowdry lotion on towel dried hair. This miracle heat lotion contains heat-sensitive microwax technology that allows the hair to be set and re-set with ease. It also offers 96-hour extreme anti-frizz control, so it’s perfect if you are in a warm or humid environment. Blowdry with a paddle brush, over-directing the hair to achieve volume around the crown.

“Next, section the hair horizontally and using the Cloud Nine Wand. Wrap pieces of hair around the conical rod to achieve your desired curls and waves. Alternate the direction of the curls to create a tousled effect, using smaller sections for a tighter curl and larger pieces of hair for more of a wavy texture.

“Once you’ve finished, tip your head upside down and gently shake your hands through your hair. Flip your head back upright and let the waves settle. Then use your fingers to place the waves into your desired shape.

“To set the style, use Kérastase Fix Fabulous, the ultimate finishing glaze for any style. It sculpts, volumises and defines the waves/curls with a weightless finish.”

The Style: Casual Chic

The Long Bob: One Cut, Three Ways

Casual Chic by Franck Provost Paris

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Perfect for: This relaxed long bob will take you from work through to weekends.

Style it: “It’s important to use the right styling product to achieve this beautiful, natural look,” says Virginie. “The texture is quite casual, not really polished. But that’s the beauty of it – it’s so effortless.”

“To get a bit of natural volume, I suggest using Kérastase Mousse Bouffante. It provides a strong hold with a soft, natural touch whilst still allowing freedom of movement. Apply a small amount on towel dried hair and if you have a natural wave, allow your hair to dry naturally. If you need a bit of help to get this type of texture, use a diffuser and scrunch dry your hair, shaping it with your fingers. Lift hair away from the head at the crown and sides to achieve a little volume.

“Once your hair is dry, spray through Kérastase VIP Volume In Powder. This will create a very matte finish, add height and absorb any oils on the roots. The result? An instantly lush and tousled effect.”

ABOUT Franck Provost Paris: French style is not trend driven, but instead, timeless. It is classic in nature, sassy in personality and always embraces an element of luxury. These traits are typical of the Franck Provost Paris brand and are perfectly epitomised in the new Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Sublime Forever. The Franck Provost Paris philosophy is to provide client’s hair with multiple wearability and versatility. The new collection offers various styles within the one cut, each complemented by Franck Provost Paris trademark elegant French colouring techniques.


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  1. Raph
    June 29, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Looks amazing!