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In our last blog post we talked about short cuts, this post is all about extreme length. Hair extensions have become increasingly popular over the years and the advance in technology has made them look more realistic than ever. Lately celebrities have been spotted at events, on runways and red carpets alike wearing “Cher Hair.” Meaning straight sleek extremely long locks parted right down the middle. Cher made this look iconic in the 70’s and like a lot of looks from that time period, it’s been revived in 2017.
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Last time we talked we spoke about the Blunt Bob, a big hair trend in 2017. What’s possibly an even bigger trend this year? The modern bob, or better known as the long bob- the lob. As the name suggests, this cut is the longer version of the classic bob. Typically this cut hits right at the shoulders or below with little to no layers. It’s universally flattering and not really a traditional “short haircut” which makes it super versatile. Because it’s not very short you are still able to pull your hair out of your face into a ponytail or bun. Since there are little or no layers you’ll have a clean looking pony or bun with no pieces sticking out. If your hair is feeling heavy or like it’s too thick with the shorter cut, you can always opt for layers in your lob and make it choppier.
January Jones styles her lob with some choppy layers
While we’ve been talking about cuts so much let’s get into color for a minute. A lob works with virtually any hair color. If your hair is a singular color and you’re feeling like your hair is looking a little bland without layers try adding some light. Highlights or a balayage are the way to go. This adds movement and texture to the hair breaking it up and making it look more interesting and on trend. If you do opt for some layers highlights can really accentuate them and bring the whole style together. Adding lightness to the hair makes it look less graphic so it really depends what kind of look you’re going for.
In this photo Ciara showcases how adding lightness to the lob can really transform the look
As with the previously talked about classic bob, any hair texture will work with this cut. If you have curly or wavy hair stay away from too many layers as it can make the cut look out of control and unruly. The goal with this cut is to make it look effortless and chic so less is more.
Dakota Johnson is the definition of chic with her tousled modern bob and side swept bangs
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Let’s talk cuts! The bob has been a popular haircut since flappers in the 1920’s started sporting it. The 20’s bob was much shorter than the modern day cut we see everyone wearing today. In the 1920’s it was often worn often worn with a side-parting, curled or waved, and with the hair at the nape of the neck Fast forward to the 60’s where Vidal Sassoon simplified the cut and it became popular again and has been ever since. Editor- in- chief of Vogue Anna Wintour has had a bob since 1988 and in 1994 Uma Thurman’s character Mia Wallace made it an iconic cut in the cult classic Pulp Fiction. Since then the bob has continued to evolve while staying present in trends throughout the years.
In 2017 it’s all about being blunt…with your hair of course! The newest and most on trend way to wear a bob current day is cut sharp and angular. The cut should be very precise and exact. Curly haired girls, don’t fret, you can pull off the blunt bob too. Check out the photo of Rihanna rocking it below embracing her natural texture.
Jaime King combines the blunt bob trend and the satin sleek trend we discussed in a previous post
Combining the satin sleek trend with this one compliments the cut perfectly. With the right cut this style will showcase the precision and sharpness of this style. Check out our “Satin Sleek” blogpost to see how to achieve this look and wear two trends in one hairstyle.
Keep it old school and wear this cut like the flappers did in the 20’s. In this photo above of Rita Ora she has her bob cut a little higher than chin length and has it parted to the side. This is great for fine or thin hair as it creates the appearance of volume and makes the hair look fuller. This style could be worn with straight or curly hair and would compliment both textures.
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