THE WOB IS THE NEW BOB

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AFTER spend­ing months as one of the world’s most popular hair­cuts, the lob – or “long bob” – has all but been for­got­ten by its many fans, who have in­stead turned their af­fec­tions to­wards a new hairstyle sen­sa­tion: the wob.

It is favoured by celebri­ties such as Jen­nifer Lawrence, who has been blonde, brunette, straight and curly over the past few years and is now show­ing off a “wob”, or wavy bob. Not too short and not too long, the style frames her face with flat­ter­ing waves. And she is not alone.

The gen­tly tou­sled shorter style has been adopted by a string of Amer­i­can stars in re­cent weeks, in­clud­ing Bey­oncé and Tay­lor Swift.

Ac­cord­ing to stylists, the cut has a fuller look than the “lob” or long bob, which was popular last year, and is much eas­ier to care for than longer hair.

“There is a lot of sexy short hair on the red car­pet now and I adore it be­cause it’s such a mod­ern take on fem­i­nin­ity,” said hair­dresser Julien Farel. “It’s also fun to see more women try­ing shorter hair­styles now that the wavy bob has sur­faced on so many dif­fer­ent types of faces.” – Daily Mail

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Ac­tress Jen­nifer Lawrence is a big fan of the wavy, care­free hairstyle and has been seen mod­el­ling the cut while pro­mot­ing the lat­est in­stal­ment of The Hunger Games.

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star Julie Bowen has been seen mod­el­ling the wob in re­cent weeks.

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Ac­tress Emma Stone was among some of the first celebri­ties to embrace the wob.

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Singer Tay­lor Swift pairs the choppy style with a bright, bold lip.

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Emma Roberts went from brunette to blonde but still opted to keep her wob.

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Celebs such as Ni­cole Richie are opt­ing for the wavy chop be­cause of its simplicity.

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