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Get The Look | Messy Bob Hair Tutorial Video

I’m never going to be a beauty blogger, or even moonlight as such – I can only imagine I’d look like a daft, paint-by numbers picture should I attempt contouring, I’m yet to understand the purpose of a serum and I’ve never owned a foundation. But thanks to my beauty queen roots and loathing of my own flat, straight hair, I seem to have mastered big, bouncy hair. I don’t mind admitting to being somewhat of a whizz with a curly brush – although, apparently it’s not a listable talent when competing in aforementioned beauty pageants!

I get a lot of questions asking how to get my voluminous, messy barnet – so, why not share with you my tips and tricks to getting a lank, Cheerio encrusted, mum-do somewhere towards Cindy Crawford circa 1992, in less than 10 minutes.

Messy Bob Hair Tutorial

The Cut

I’ve always had my mum’s best friend, who happens to be a hairdresser, chop my tresses – no fancy, schmancy London salon pour moi. Once you find a good chopper, stick with them! I usually ask for a messy, long bob with a long side fringe; longer at the front than the back, but not so short at the back that the razor comes out – but no shaving at the back!

Like most hairdressers, she works best to a picture – to see all the inspiration pics I use, head to my dedicated HAIR Pinterest page HERE!

While you might see on said Pinterest board that I occasionally dream of long, tousled tresses – I’ve come to learn that they’re just not meant for me. My hair is annoyingly straight, silky and holds a curl worse than a ruler! While my hair is fine, there’s quite a bit of it – so all those elements combined with my naturally dark colouring (ok, with a silver hint shining through these days) can leave me looking a little Mortitia Adams for my liking!

The Method


Shampoo & Conditioner:

L’Oreal Botanicals Coriander Fragile Hair Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner.

Pre-Blow Dry

Vo5 amplifying body blow dry spray


Pro-Blo CurlMe Brushes Starter Kit

These are £35, which might seem like a lot dosh for some ol’  hair brushes – but these will make and break a bouncy-do! I’ve now had mine for 3 years and they’re still going strong. Plus they quite often offer 10% off for newsletter sign ups.


Treseme 2200W Smooth Power Dryer

Apres Blow!

VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray

VO5 Instant Volume Powder

On fly away bits:

Got2B Oil-Licious

To keep all that awesomeness in place

Elnett – I opt for any one that mentions hold, volume and glam waves!

Hope you enjoyed the video – if you did, maybe you could give it a thumbs up?!?




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  1. Faye
    March, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Absolutely loved this video!!! I’ve been debating getting my mop chopped off and I think this has given me the push to do it!!
    I know it’s not your norm doing this but you do it well!!! And I imagine you have a lot of requests for this as well!
    Would love a blog or vlog on your skincare products and make up as you always look lovely!!!xxx

  2. Caroline
    March, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Loved this post and the links to all the products m, thanks for sharing your beauty hacks and in such a great way. Agree with the other comment that you should do beauty more as you always look tip top!

  3. Geraldine
    August, 2018 / 4:49 am

    Just got my messy bob and love it. Your tutorial is great. Too bad I can’t get all the hair products in the US. However, I do use your techniques. Wonderful. Thank you.

  4. Helen McFarlane
    February, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    I loved this! I am blessed with less than lustrous, fine, poker straight, silky hair and have always sported a Bob. I must have tried almost every volumatic product going and I have found your tutorial most helpful. Thankyou for your practical tips and product advice. I love your style and it’s great to hear from someone who suffers with the same affliction, fine hair! Most helpful xxx