A short bob haircut is a style with blunt ends that frames the face. A short bob can stop anywhere from the cheekbones to just above the chin. Flat ironing the short bob hair cut will give you a sleek hair style. You will want to use a few additional products to protect your hair from the heat of the styling tools.
Squeeze a dime-sized amount of heat-protection cream into your hands and work it through your hair from the roots to the ends. This product will prevent your hair from getting frizzy and damaged from the styling tools.
Blow-dry your hair, using the comb to straighten your hair as you go. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you flat iron it. While you're drying your hair, turn on your flat iron. The coarser your hair is, the higher you need to set the iron.
Start in the back of your hair. Separate a small section of hair and comb it out. Place the section of hair between the flat iron blades and close the flat iron. Pull it towards the ends of your hair while exerting gentle pressure to keep it closed.
Move to the next section of your hair and repeat the process of combing and flat ironing. Move from the back of your head to the front and from the bottom section of the bob to the top. If you reach any sections that are too short to run through the flat iron, simply close the flat iron over the section and hold it there for three seconds to straighten it out.
Spray hairspray over your hair when you're done flat ironing. This will prevent frizz and hold the shape of your style.
Based in Richmond, Va., Dawn Gibbs writes about topics such as history, fashion, literature, crafts, alternative medicine and healthy living. Her work has appeared on GreenDaily.com and several style websites. Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Virginia Commonwealth University.