Steal Her Style: Salma Hayek’s Chic Bob
08/04/2010 - 10:44 ||
With a gorgeous face and traffic-stopping figure, does Salma even need to do her hair?!
Yet when the actress stepped out on the red carpet with this chic bob, it was a wow moment. The side-swept bang, the flipped bottom, the effortless movement – everything was working.
This cut is perfect for Salma – strong and confident but still feminine, just like the leading lady.
Want this Hollywood hair for yourself? Check out these insider secrets on how to get, style and even fake the cut.
GET THE CUT
New York celeb stylist Anthony Cole suggests asking for a shoulder-length bob with slightly long layers and “a long A-line fringe.” (That’s insider speak for ‘Make me look like Salma!’) In fact, stylist-to-the-stars Adrian De Berardinis suggests clipping the pic and bringing it along. “I love when my clients bring photos,” says De Berardinis. That way, there’s nothing lost in translation.
STYLE THE CUT
To recreate the look at home, De Berardinis suggests starting with a volumizing mousse on the roots and a smoothing serum on the ends of damp hair. Using a round brush and blowdryer, dry your hair forward, curling the bottom under. When you get to the bang, roll hair away from the face to the desired side for a side-swept effect. Lastly, “set with a soft hold hairspray to take this look from dusk til dawn.”
For unruly hair, De Berardinis uses a curling or flat iron. He explains “a hot tool smoothes the hair cuticle and adds tremendous shine.”
For fine or flat hair, he’s content with “letting gravity do most of the work” and blowdrying hair upside-down.
FAKE THE CUT
A faux bob is a red carpet mane attraction and one of Cole’s specialties! If you don’t want to part with your long locks, Cole recommends you or your stylist fake it by making a low ponytail and tucking the ends in at the nape of the neck then securing with bobby pins. Style around the tucked pony, emphasizing front layers, which should fall naturally.
Famed NYC colorist Andrea Piccolo is also a fan of the faux and suggests placing the rubber band on your ponytail at least an inch from the hairline—because “the placement of the rubber band determines the length of the bob.” Piccolo always finishes this longed-for look with light hairspray to achieve a soft, natural and totally believable style.