How to Get Olivia Wilde's New Textured Bob Haircut

What do you think of Olivia Wilde’s new bob with bangs haircut? I’m a fan. I think the casual, textured look softens her overall appearance. A perfect look for a more angular face shape. If you want to give this haircut a try, ask your stylist for the following:

A shoulder-length textured bob with soft fringe. David Babaii, the stylist who created Wilde’s look specifically cut a precise bob shape and then cut long, natural layers in Wilde’s hair from the nape of her neck to the crown of her head to to create the texture you see here. Next, he used the points of the eyebrows as a guide for the bang length and then chipped into the ends of the bangs to give them a less blunt finish.

To style Wilde’s new haircut, he applied a shine enhancing product all over (try Kerastase Elixir Ultime, $54) and a texturizing spray at the roots (try Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray, $15.50). He then rough dried Wilde’s hair with his hands until it was almost fully dry, and then used a small round brush to create smooth, soft waves. (Creating waves or curls with a round brush can be tricky if you’re not a pro, but a medium-sized curling iron can give you the same effect. Just wrap sections around the iron instead of clamping them in for a looser, less perfect finish.) He finished with a light-hold hairspray (try Suave Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray, $3.49) to make the look last.

Will you try this bob haircut? Or do you prefer a sleeker look — something more like Rachael Taylor’s chic bob?

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