POPULAR IN: New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney Women around the globe are embracing a shorter length, with the bob the most coveted style in every city. “It makes clients feel instantly polished and put together,” explains Schulz, who says Sydneysiders love the ease of shorter hair, especially in the city’s warmer climate. Parisian women don’t toe the line with a lob, adds Iles. “They take it shorter and it just works better.” In New York, it’s the perfect cut to “make a strong statement,” says Pecis, while in LA and London, it’s all about keeping ends sharp and blunt.
STYLE NOTES: A protein-packed conditioner is an essential (it’ll keep split ends at bay), while styling products should coax out shine and minimise frizz. When styling, Marjan suggests prepping strands with a smoothing, heat-protecting spray, then blow-drying with a round brush for a bit of body. Once dry, finish with passes of a flat iron, moving in “paper-thin horizontal sections,” she says.