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How to achieve Lily Allen’s iconic blonde bob

Achieving Lily Allen's blonde bob requires careful consideration and communication with your hairstylist. The right cut, colour, and styling can make all the difference in achieving a chic, trendy look that suits your personal style. Here are some tips to help you achieve Lily Allen's iconic blonde bob.

What to Ask for in Salon

When visiting the salon, ask for a lip length bob with blunt ends. Be specific about the length you want if you weren’t sure about going as short as Lily. If you are unsure, your stylist can make suggestions based on your hair texture, face shape, and personal style.

It's also important to talk to your stylist about the colour you want. For the colour, ask for a bright, creamy blonde with cool undertones. To achieve this, you will likely need a lightening service. Your stylist will advise you on whether your hair is in the right condition to carry out this service. We recommend having 3 weekly WellaPlex treatments before to ensure that your hair is in prime condition. Depending on your skin tone and eye colour, your stylist may recommend a different tone of blonde or even a different colour altogether.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Consultation

The consultation with your stylist is crucial to achieving the perfect look. Before your appointment, gather photos of styles you like. This will give your stylist a visual reference for what you want. You can also bring in photos of tones you like and don't like to help guide your colour decision.

During your consultation, it's important to communicate your hair history, including any previous colouring or chemical treatments you've had. This will help your stylist determine the best approach for achieving your desired look.

Your stylist may also make suggestions based on your skin tone, eye colour, and face shape. For example, if you have a round face, a shorter bob may be more flattering than a longer one. If you have warm undertones in your skin, a warmer blonde tone may be a better fit than a cool, ashy blonde.

How to Maintain the Look

To maintain your look, you'll need to take care of your hair between salon visits. We recommend using a salon quality shampoo, conditioner and mask. – we like Wella Fusion. It's also important to use a heat protector before styling with hot tools to prevent damage to your hair. First and foremost, invest in a good purple shampoo to keep your blonde colour bright and free of brassiness. (INVIGO Blonde Recharge is the one we recommend) Purple shampoo neutralizes yellow and orange tones, which can dull your hair's colour over time. You would need to use this every other or every third wash depending on the amount of warmth in your hair.

Additionally, use the hair mask once a week to nourish your hair and keep it healthy. This is especially important if you have chemically treated hair, as it can be more prone to damage and breakage.

How to Style

Lily Allen's hair is often styled straight and sleek, with a side part. To achieve this look, apply an oil (We LOVE Wella Oil Reflections Light Luminous Refelctive Oil) and a Styling Treatment (Sebastian Potion 9 is leave in treatment, keeping your hair strong and smooth). Prep your hair with a heat protector spray (we use EIMI Thermal Image) and Blow-dry your hair on a medium heat with a paddle brush keeping the roots flat and smoothing the hair; turning the ends under slightly. Once your hair is dry, gently use a styling iron (like gdh Platinum+ ) to smooth out any kinks or waves to get that sleek and shiny hair. Finish with a spritz on EIMI glam mist for that blinding shine and uber glossy result.

How Often to Visit the Salon

To keep your hair looking its best, plan to visit the salon every five to six weeks for a trim and colour touch-up. This will help prevent your hair from becoming grown out and unmanageable and keep your colour looking fresh and vibrant.

Achieving Lily Allen's blonde bob requires a combination of the right cut, colour, and styling. By communicating clearly with your stylist and taking care of your hair between salon visits, you can maintain a trendy, chic look that suits your personal style. So, whether you're looking for a fresh new look or just want to switch things up, a blonde bob could be the perfect choice for you.

The team at Fergal Doyle Hair are now offering an exclusive VIP Blonde Package. Only a few of these will be available each month. This is your chance to achieve your Lily Allen hair goals!

This includes up to £469 of Hairdressing for only £300!!! That's a massive saving of £169 and includes £99 worth of hairdressing vouchers for you to use to keep you new do looking perfect!

words by @bethcareyhair

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