How to Style Curly Lob - Getting That Perfect Textured Look

by Jdee
6 Materials
15 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to style a curly lob. If you have a straight, textured lob (long bob) haircut, watch this tutorial to learn how to style it for gorgeous curls and waves. It’s quick and easy and will give you a great stylish curled lob hair look for the day.

Tools and materials:

  • Wet brush with open venting in the back
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Curling iron
  • Flat iron
  • Texturizing paste
  • Hair spray
Curling the back of the hair

1. Curl the back of your lob

Clip all your up at the back of your head and then pull two sections out at the back. Curl the first section of hair, using a curling iron set to about 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Curling hair in different directions

Take the second section of hair and curl it in the opposite direction to the first section.

How to curl a lob

Repeat with two sections on the other side of the back of your head.

Sectioning and curling hair

2. Curl the sides of your lob

Now take two sections from the front side of your hair and curl each section from front to back. You will keep the curls going in the same direction at the sides. Repeat on the other side of your head.

How to style a lob

Continue curling sections of hair from the sides to the back where you started.

Straightening bangs with a flat iron

3. Style the top of your lob

Take the hair at the top of your head out of the clip. Starting with a small section at the front of your hair, use a flat iron to straighten your hair.

Pinching the ends of hair and pulling

Pinch the end of that section together and pull down and forward on it gently.

How to style a textured lob

Repeat with the next top section of hair creating a soft bend toward the front of your head. Continue with the flat iron going as far back as you want, probably two or three sections back.

Curling and straightening hair

Move the flat-ironed sections to one side so you can see what you are doing and take another section of hair from the top. Use either the flat iron or curling iron, iron this section but this time put the bend in going towards the back of your head.

Repeat until you have ironed all of your hair.

Playing with the part of the hair

4. Finish styling your lob

Find a part in your hair and use your fingers to play with the positioning of your hair until it is just the way you want it.

Touching up hair

Use your flat or curling iron to touch up any bits that you want a bit more curl or bend to, particularly on your bangs.

Creating a textured lob hairstyle

Feel free to use some texturizing hair paste if you want a “piece-y” look to your lob style and finish with a touch of hair spray. The texturizing paste will also help hold down your growing-out bangs.

How to style a curly lob

How to style a curly lob tutorial

This method of styling your lob haircut works great when you are growing out your bangs.

It’s such an easy way to give some quick styling to your hair in the morning. Leave a comment to let me know how this lob styling tutorial worked for you.

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Wet brush with open venting in the back
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Curling iron
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