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The indubitable truths of bob haircuts are this: the style was, by and large, the biggest hair trend of 2019; practically any hair type and texture can pull it off; and it is notoriously, if not infuriatingly, difficult to style in an updo if you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.Exhibit A: me. Beyond the beach waves I do every day, I know little about “styling” my hair. When I got a bob haircut last month, then, my options became even more monotonous. Throwing it up in a ponytail to wash my face at night now feels like a feat in and of itself, so being charged with making a real hairstyle look good without a fairy godmother on my shoulder sounded impossible. But as the year reaches its end, I’m ready for a change – and like Kaia Gerber, Dua Lipa, and Amandla Stenberg have so effortlessly demonstrated, it is possible to execute a cute updo with a bob you just have to learn a few tricks. To help make the magic happen, I asked celebrity hairstylist and Herbal Essences brand ambassador Bridget Brager to recreate her favorite everyday braided top knot in step-by-step form – so even the most helpless bob inhabitants like me can look like a star.POPSUGAR

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