How-to: Christina Aguilera’s sleek, polished bob


Christina Aguilera is a wee bit of a chameleon when it comes to red carpet style. Sometimes this is a good thing, and other times it is a bad thing. A very bad thing.

Luckily this divine polished bob falls into the former basket, beauties. It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’s seriously polished. But because nailing smooth, frizz-free hair is sometimes a tiresome task, we’ve pinned down Fredderick Fekkai’s Senior Celebrity Hair Stylist Eric Sebbag (who’s tended to Heidi Klum’s strands, the lucky duck!) for his how to on this Parisian chic ‘do…

“This look is very French, with an aura of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. It’s sexy and polished all at once,” says Eric. “It’s perfect for a high fashion moment, and a welcome change after a sea of beachy, wavy, casual California blondes on the red carpet.” Word.


STEP 1: After washing and conditioning your hair, apply a small dollop of frizz-reducing serum like Frederick Fekkai Ironless Coiff Line, or Goldwell Kerasilk Anti-Frizz Serum, before combing through with a detangling comb to remove any knots.

STEP 2: Using your hair-dryer and fingers to create body and lift, blast your hair until it is 80 per cent dry. This is because you hair can only be manipulated properly into shape when it’s almost dry.

STEP 3: Reach for a straightening styler like the VS Sassoon Pro Styler Ionic, and choose a heat setting that’s correct for your hair type. With this tool, there are 30 heat settings to choose from – high for thick, curly hair, and low for fine, colour-treated hair like Christina’s.

STEP 4: Glide the tool over medium sections of hair, moving from the roots to ends to endure a super-smooth, straight style. (Note: the Ionic Conditioning Technology in this VS Sassoon tool reduces static, resulting in shiny, frizz-free hair. Win!) Turning the tool slightly inwards near the ends of the hair will ensure you get a Christina-esque finish.

STEP 5: Gently brush your hair with a paddle brush, before spraying with hairspray to ensure all hair follicles are smoothed and in place.

Expert tip: Constantly suffering from frizzy strands? After washing your hair, always rinse with cold water to help close the hair cuticle, which creates a smoother, shinier hair follicle once styled.

What do you think of Christina Aguilera’s sleek bob? Do you struggle to get smooth, straight strands? What are your tips and tricks for frizz-free hair?

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