Here's How You Can Get Vanessa Hudgen's Glossy Bob From The AMAs Red Carpet

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Vanessa Hudgens' Glossy Bob Won The AMA Red Carpet Last Night

10 October 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

On October 9, celebrities gathered in Los Angeles for the annual American Music Awards. The AMAs are one of the biggest nights in music and unlike other award shows (which can be a bit stuffy), this show is all about fun. Many celebrities like to hit the red carpet in their wildest and most daring looks yet. Usually, Vanessa Hudgens would take full advantage of this opportunity, but last night she decided to try something a bit different with her dark brown hair.

Hudgens is known for her daring beauty looks. From down-to-there hair extensions to wild, vibrant hair colors—there’s no style Hudgens can’t slay. This time, however, the actress and singer decided to keep her look a bit more simple and let her breathtaking dress and killer accessories take center stage.

Hudgens worked with Chad Wood, Redken brand ambassador and celebrity stylist, to create her red carpet hairstyle. She opted for a simple but gorgeous mod bob.

“Vanessa’s look was inspired by a long, mod bob. I love styling bobs—you can tweak them ever so slightly to create a totally different look. I used some of my favorite Redken products to bring this look to life,” Wood says.

Lucky for you, this mod bob is not only stunning but also super easy to recreate. If you want to recreate Hudgens look for your next date night, all you’ll need is a few hair tools, some staple Redken products, and Wood’s simple instructions.


The key to this look is shiny, touchably soft hair. To ensure your hair is as polished and smooth as possible, begin by washing and conditioning your hair with a shampoo and conditioner like Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner. The system gently cleanses and nourishes your blow-dry addicted hair before styling for an easier, shinier blow dry.

Once your hair is cleaned and conditioned, prep it for styling with a few spritzes of Redken’s One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray throughout your length and ends. The all-in-one product delivers 25 benefits including priming hair for styling and helping prevent hair breakage from brushing. Next, prep and protect your hair from heat styling by spraying your strands with Redken’s Iron Shape 11. This lightweight thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz.

Blow dry your hair using a round brush to smooth the hair, beveling the ends under for a chic finish. Once your hair is your desired shape and volume, pass a flat iron over your strands to give your style a sleek finish. If you wish to add a bit of texture to your style, spray Redken’s new Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray on your roots and mid-lengths. Use your fingers to gently tousle your hair.

To ensure your hair looks shiny and stays put all night long, apply a few spritzes of Redken’s Shine Flash 02, followed by a light mist of Redken’s Triple Take 32 Hairspray.

Interested in personalized having a professional style your hair for your next big event? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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