While Team SPICE is busy thinking about ‘Rejuvenation’ this month – a fitting theme following the Easter celebrations – we’re pondering ways to spruce up one’s look, and calling on the catwalks for inspiration. Enter the new ‘do on the block: the choppy bob, which made its way round the ramps at New York, London, Milan and Paris, with designers seeming to dote on the look.
Seen on the runway at Anna Sui, Chloé, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Saint Laurent, amongst others, the short ‘do has become edgier, shaggier and more tantalising for this season, with models’ hair appearing texturised and in true ‘I woke up like this’ fashion;
And, as usual, it’s not just models that have been seen championing the look, either, with some of the most on-trend stars steping out in the updated take on the classic hairstyle;
Get the Look: Marc Jacob’s Choppy Hair
Want to go for your own choppy hair cut? Well, why not update your look without going near a pair of scissors? Taking hairstylist Guido Palau’s lead – who the Marc Jacobs models in wigs, inspired by Joey Ramone and late ’60s New York City underground punk scene – simply find yourself a black wig and cut it to frame your face, adding a little salt spray for texture.
If you do not have the time or expertise to cut and style your own wig for this look, we recommend the “Silky Straight Short Bob Wig with Bangs” (from $29.00, here) which comes blunt and ready to show off.
And, since we’re talking ‘Rejuvenation’ this month, we’ve come up with a guide on how to manage and care for your wig, to keep it looking fresh and sharp. See below;
1. First, detangle your wig using a wide tooth comb. Work to un-knot the hair, gradually starting at the ends.
2. Using cool water and a gentle touch, shampoo the wig, but do not completly soak or immerse in the water as this can lead to tangling. Instead, without scrubbing, distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair and lightly rinse. Never use hot water either, as it can loosen wefts of hair and damage the fiber.
3: When rinsing, allow the water to run through the hair, flowing in same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. When shampoo is removed, gently pat and press the hair with a soft towel to remove any excess water. Avoid and wringing or twisting which may damage the fibres.
4. Next, condition the wig using a deep conditioning treatment intended for human hair. Distribute the conditioner throughout the hair, taking care to avoid the roots – particularly with monofilament and hand-tied cap constructions, as this can increase shedding. Follow by rinsing the wig thoroughly with cool water, unless you are using a spray-in, leave-in conditioner.
5: Dry the wig by gently patting and pressing the hair with a soft towel. Do not rub, squeeze, twist or wring the hair. Again, use a wide tooth comb to detangle the firbes as brushing (particularly when hair is wet) increases shedding. Place on a folding stand (or even a can of hairspray) and allow the wig to air dry, but avoid stretching the cap and never place a damp wig on a mannequin or Styrofoam head which can mishape the wig.
6. Lastly, when the wig is completely dry and you’re ready to restyle your blunt bob a la the models at Marc Jacobs’ show, simply spritz a little salt spray, like Redken’s Fashion Waves ($19, here) and go.
But don’t forget to show us your look online, by tagging us in your pics on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @SPICETVAFRICA – we’d love to see your new style.
Image source: Popsugar.com. Harpersbazaar.com, Fashionspot.com, Ulta.com