Thinking About Getting A Bob Haircut? Here’s What You Need To Consider
Everything you need to know about the hottest celeb hair trend of the year
15 April 2019
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“I believe the bob is so popular because it’s modern and easy to look after,” says Belle Cannan, co-founder of Salon Sloane.
“You can do it yourself. For example, it can be straight-ironed for work or slightly tonged giving a sexy look for the evening.”
But if you’ve currently got long hair, cutting it to shorter than shoulder length can be a daunting prospect.
Charlize Theron attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Ian West/PA)
How to decide whether a bob is right for you? First of all, this isn’t a retro throwback haircut, Cannan says: “What makes these bobs modern is that they have no fringe and you can give it a choppier feel by cutting into the outline, depending on the hair type.”
And because there’s no fringe, the modern bob is more versatile. “When it’s sleek and straight it’s perfect for a more professional look, or wavy for a natural sexy evening look.”
Dua Lipa attending the Brit Awards 2019 (Ian West/PA)
If you don’t want to opt for the popular chocolate brown bob, Cannan suggests using colour, “to frame or contour the face with ombre lights, which will enhance the eye colour and skin tone”.
Once you’ve got your dream bob, when it comes to styling you’ve got two options: “Use texturing spray and a curling tong for a wavy look,” Cannan recommends. “Salt spray will give fine hair more texture and the feeling of thicker hair.
“For a sleek look, try a hair oil, then finish with a shaping hair spray.”
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Soap & Glory Control Sleek Heat-Activated Smoothing Cream, £9/AED 43, Boots
Ouai Hair Oil, £24/AED 115
L’Oréal Professionnel TecniArt Beach Waves, £9.75/AED 48, Toni & Guy
Hair Rituel by Sisley Precious Hair Care Oil, £75/AED 360
Biolage RAW Replenish Oil-Mist, £17.24/AED 82 , LookFantastic
Matrix Style Link Prep Smooth Setter, £8.90/AED 43, Notino