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VIOLET LOOK:

the  
sleek bob

For an easy-with-attitude style, look no further than this impossibly chic (and shiny!) bob inspired by one of Michelle Pfeiffer’s best on-screen beauty looks.

Written ByYING CHU

Photography ByBEN HASSETT

Makeup BySAM VISSER

Hair ByDAVID VON CANNON

Styled ByVANESSA CHOW

Nails ByMAKI SAKAMOTO

THE ARTIST

David von Cannon | @davidvoncannon

THE FACE

Lou Schoof | Model | @louschoof

THE INSPIRATION

Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic chin-grazing cut in the ʼ80s classic Scarface.

the
sleek bob

BY david von cannon

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“If you have any bend to your hair, the trick is to weigh it down and nourish it before you even start styling it,” says von Cannon. To do so, he coated Schoof’s damp hair with Leonor Greyl Serum de Soie Sublimateur Nourishing and Protective Styling Serum and then blow-dried it completely, using a small round brush to pull the hair tight and guide the subtle flip under at the ends.

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With the shape set, von Cannon used a flatiron to run over sections of the hair, focusing on creating a completely smooth layer on top. “This seals the hairs, makes them pin-straight and extremely glossy.”

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To clean up any flyaways, von Cannon sprayed Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Hairspray onto a Mason Pearson brush and ran it through stray areas to ensure it looks pristine. Not a hair out of place.

ARTIST STATS

Name: David von Cannon
Known For: An effortless tousle
Where to Find Him: New York

Clients: Gisele Bündchen, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson
Years in the Industry: 17
Instagram: @davidvoncannon 

Agent: Nicole Keshishian @ SWA

There are countless reasons you book editorial hairstylist David von Cannon for a job, but at the top of the list: Gisele waves. Indeed, von Cannon regularly tends to the Brazilian supermodel’s hair, but more than that, he has a gift for bringing out the best in anyone’s natural texture, transforming it into lived-in, rumpled just-so, perfect imperfection. Hence: Gisele waves. 


A North Carolina native, von Cannon moved to Los Angeles at 19 to train at the Vidal Sassoon Hair Academy in Santa Monica then landed as an assistant at Chris McMillan’s Salon shortly thereafter. He honed his hairdressing skills apprenticing McMillan and Andy LeCompte in LA, as well as fashion world hair legends Didier Malige and Luigi Murenu in New York, learning to navigate celebrity red carpet work, Milanese runways, and Vogue shoots through the years. 

In many ways, von Cannon’s styling aesthetic matches his presence on set: easy, unpretentious and always showcasing good taste. It’s no wonder he remains a longtime favorite for cover shoots (recent highlights include Elle, InStyle and The Face), fashion campaigns and a steady roster of It Girls and Hollywood icons—all coveting his signature tousle.