How to Achieve a Banging Bob with a Quick Weave

Sexy Bob styled by @HairArtByDominique
Hair styled by Atlanta Hairstylist, Dominique Evans
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Bob cuts are growing increasingly popular in the hair industry.  A few years ago many when women wanted to get hair extensions they opted for long hair- and for a while it was all about the inches (24” and longer).  However, now it’s all about sexy bobs.  We’ve been hair crushing on bobs of all lengths: short and sleek to long bobs (known as lobs).

One of our favorite bob slayers is Atlanta hairstylist, Dominique, known as  @HairArtByDominique on Instagram.  After finishing a 10- City tour, The London Look, we had a chance to catch up with her to learn about her experience as a hairstylist and her amazing journey of building a brand, as well as how to achieve a banging bob.

Sexy Bob styled by @HairArtByDominique

Dominique’s Journey

Tell us about yourself? You moved from Milwaukee, WI to Atlanta, GA recently.  How was that transition? 

I’m originally from Chicago and moved to Milwaukee when I was 9. I was doing tours in Milwaukee (traveling to other cities to do hair) and I wanted to elevate my brand and didn’t get stuck.  I moved to Atlanta in January 2015 and everything just fell into place. I thought I was going to come here and struggle.  However, I feel like when I moved to Atlanta things just took off.

So you just finished a 10 city tour! How did you pull that off? Did you already have contacts there? 

 I was in the salon working and my assistant  told me that this guy from London just got off a flight and he has a salon in London and he needs help. “I just want to bring you to London,” he said.  So I decided to start my tour there in his salon and then visit other cities that my followers asked me to come to. He told me that they had been trying to win an award on weaving techniques for the past 5 years, but hadn’t succeeded so I showed them some of my techniques.  I’m so happy because a few days ago he called me and  told me that they finally won the award!

   

Quick weaves:  What are they? Are they safe? 

  Quick weaves are really popular now, can you walk us through the process?  Can they damage your hair?   A quick weave is a temporary hair extension install  that will only last a few weeks to a month. You can cut your hair the way you want it.      

 Dominique quick weave technique:

  1. She braids the hair up and uses Sanex strips and  then puts those on top of the braids.  
  2. Then, she takes a cap and sews it down on top of the braids and then glues the cap on the strips.  
  3. Finally, the hair is glued onto the cap, minimizing the amount of glue on your natural hair.  
  4. Cut and styles hair, as usual.

Sexy Bob styled by @HairArtByDominique

Achieving the Perfect Bob Cut

A lot of people want a short cut or a bob but they’re not ready to cut their hair.  What do you recommend?

You don’t have to cut your hair now days. Getting a sew in  in or quick weave is a great option if people don’t want to cut their hair. Either of these styles allows you to put all of your hair up and then cut the weave.

How do you keep up a messy bob? Or a sleek and short cut?

I recommend whoever is styling your hair to give a good cut.  If it’s a good cut before the styling, then you hairstyle will last longer and even if the curls fall, your hair will look styled.  If I’m cutting the hair up nicely— it will fall properly. I don’t recommend using bonnets to maintain curls.   Pin curl your hair and put on a silk scarf at night.  Bonnets carry too much oil so I advise my clients to stay away from them. Remember: Healthy hair moves…if you don’t have movement it’s not a good cut. This is why my clients are so loyal to me.

Be sure to check out Dominique on Instagram and stay tuned for more creative hairstyles and pop-up tours in 2016!

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Brandelyn Green

Brandelyn Green

Brandelyn Green is the Founder of Voice of Hair, a platform to help women of color find the best hairstyles and hairstylists! After living in 8 cities and in Sweden within a 10 year span Brandelyn became frustrated after trying to find trusted hairstylists who could help her maintain her natural hair. Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 560K+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find hairstylists, advice and trends. VoiceOfHair provides hairspiration (hair + inspiration) as well as styling tips for women with relaxed and natural hair!
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  • Avatar Dixie says:

    She’s an Amazing stylist with such a humble personality I met her back in July I traveled from Tallahassee to Atlanta to get my hair done by her and till this day that is people’s favorite hairstyle on me ?
    -Dixie

  • Avatar E'Shell says:

    I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE VERY TALENTED DOMINIQUE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW AND HER BOB’S HAVE ABSOLUTELY OUT DONE MANY BOB STYLES I HAVE SEEN!I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL SHE COMES TO VISIT CALI,WHENEVER THAT MAY BE I HOPE TO BE FINANCIALLY STABLE TO AFFORD HER WORK I THINK HER WORK WOULD INSPIRE ME TO FEEL GOOD AGAIN AND GIVE ME CONFIDENCE BECAUSE AFTER HAVING MY FIRST BABY LORD KNOWS I NEED IT BECAUSE THIS PONYTAIL ISN’T DOING IT FOR ME!BUT ANYWAYS,KEEP DOING THAT LOVELY WORK OF ART WITH THOSE MAGICAL HANDS GIRL,GOD SURELY HAS BLESSED YOU WITH A GIFT!

  • Avatar Mo says:

    I have followed Dominique for some time now, and had the please of having her do my hair. I love her and her team they are amazing, funny, and extremlly down to earth. I cant wait to see what upcoming bobs she has in store for 2016

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