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The bob hairstyle is timeless. Throughout the past century, the bob has morphed from a traditional, short bob with bangs to a stacked bob that is shorter in back and longer in front. Regardless of your age and hair type, there is a bob hairstyle that can work for you. Try using hot tools to style your bob haircut. Try a curling iron to curl a short bob and add volume to it.

Squeeze a dime-sized amount of texture cream into your palms. Rake it through damp hair using your fingers. Focus on the ends of the hair, as it can make the roots look greasy. Blow dry or let the hair air dry.

Set a small-barrel curling iron to medium heat. Clamp the iron down on the ends of the hair. Curl in two-inch sections at a time. Turn the iron so that you are curling the hair out. Hold for 15 seconds and release. Continue until you have curled all the hair. Mist with hairspray.

Tousle the curls with your fingers. If the curls seem too tight, run your fingers through your hair to loosen them up. Spray lightly with a shine spray.


Use a large-barrel curling iron if you prefer loose curls.

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Sydney Lundgren has been a technical writer since 2008, in addition to writing a column in his university newspaper. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with dual degrees in business administration and political science. Sydney enjoys writing about travel, health and fitness.