Exclusive: Ashley Tisdale Shows Off 4 Ways To Style A Summer Lob
The long bob is making a serious comeback and is now officially the cut of summer 2014. (In case you need proof, just take a look at some of these leading ladies). Unlike bobs or pixies, the lob’s in-between length and barely-there asymmetrical line make it super easy to style.
So when we got wind that actress, singer, and now executive producer (her new show Young & Hungry premieres tonight at 8/7 central on ABC Family), Ashley Tisdale was the latest celeb to go for the chop, we knew we had to have her in our studio to play (hair) dress-up. With the help of hairstylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One salon Nikki Lee and celeb makeup artist Tracey Levy, we styled Tisdale’s gorgeous new cut into four fresh, summer-ready looks. Warning: clicking through may result in sudden urge to reach for the shears.
Click through the slideshow above to see the finished ‘dos, as well as step-by-step instructions so you can recreate them yourself!
Next, Lee spritzed Oribe’s Superfine Strong Hair Spray ($36) directly into the roots of Tisdale’s deep side part to keep it in place.
“I love this beach spray by Unite,” Lee says. “It leaves you with a more wet and beachy look, instead of the dry texture you get from texture sprays.” She used a curling iron to curl random sections of Tisdale’s hair, sprayed Unite’s Beach Day Texture Spray ($30) throughout her strands, and scrunched for thick, tousled waves.
Next, just loop an elastic around this section of hair, as if you were making a ponytail. On the last twist, don’t pull the pony all the way through and allow it to sit in a looped shape at the top of your head. Then, take a small section of the ends sticking out and wrap it around the elastic, securing it in place with a bobby pin.
We’re more than on board with this messy-yet-refined modern ‘do. Oh, and that glamorous red lipstick? A product cocktail Levy came up with consisting of Armani’s Lip Maestro ($33) in 400 The Red, blotted on with a finger, and YSL’s Volupté Sheer Candy Gloss Balm ($34) in 02 Dewy Papaya.
Camp Collection Sadie Hawkins Top ($40) in White
“We call this look the Big Bend,” Lee says. “We literally just blow [Tisdale’s] hair out straight, and bend the middle part, leaving the ends straight.” But first, she sprays Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42) through Tisdale’s strands to build up the volume.
“The key is to leave the ends straight and keep the overall look very piecey,” Lee says. To do this, she tousled Tisdale’s hair and added Oribe’s Rough Luxury Moulding Wax ($35) to the ends.