I decided to give Hollywood's most coveted hairstylist, Mark Townsend, the challenge of styling my bob. Even though he regularly styles Jennifer Lawrence (yes, he was responsible for her wispy updo at the Oscars), and other A-Listers like Kristen Wig and just recently gave Michelle Williams's grown-out pixie a whole new look, I decided I had the right as a beauty journalist to challenge him. I ended up with a Karlie Kloss inspired 'do and here's how the magic happened... Still fairly new, I've had blown out a few times, but still struggle with exactly how to wear it so it gives me sass. Trust me, one wrong turn of a curling iron and I look like a soccer mom! Nightmare. When I sat in Mark's chair at the Sally Hershberger Salon downtown (thanks to Dove) he asked what I wanted done and I said, I'm curious to see what you do with this (picture me shaking my bob from side to side).
"I love your length, but the cut will come alive with movement," he explained as soon as he began. To show off my layers he began by using Dove Style + Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse and told me I should be blow drying with a diffuser, which I've never heard before because my hair is pin straight. "The diffuser will help to create uneven texture even on the straightest hair," he explained.
After rough drying, he smoothed out the ends only by blow drying with a round brush. To finish, he took about two inch sections and curled my whole head leaving the ends straight. It looks perfectly undone, yet smooth and put together. If only we could all be as cool as Jennifer Lawrence and have him on our glam squads!