“I think everyone’s familiar with the ‘lob’ at this point,” says stylist Erica Rae. “So what makes it fresh now is the way it’s styled. You can wear it sleek and straight, but I love how it looks when it’s a bit tousled. So many girls are trying to achieve these waves with a flat iron. I’m a huge fan of the look as it tends to work with all hair types, however, I’m not a huge fan of my clients using a flat iron to achieve this look. The reason for that is because flat irons get extremely hot and if you haven’t practiced enough then you usually aren’t that good at not leaving the flat iron on your hair for too long. All it takes to burn your hair and cause breakage is one bad experience, and the only thing that fixes heat damaged ends is a pair of scissors cutting the burned hair off. We’ve all seen the lovely YouTube video of the girl burning her hair off and sticking to her iron!”
Erica introduced us to one of her favorite secret (and safe) weapons for wave styling, the Hot Tools Deep Waver. We needed to find the right model to pull off this rock-n-roll look and our gorgeous friend Brittany Platt was the perfect fit. Erica also added a dash of color to the final look using Kevin Murphy Color Bug hair chalk. For those about to rock, we salute you.
photographed by jessica attie