The Bella bob
AS SEEN AT: New York’s Met Gala may not be a catwalk show, but it is where the finest fashion designers pick a muse/celebrity/model to walk the red carpet with them and show off their designs to fit in with each year’s theme. This year, eyes were averted from the dresses and drawn to a very specific haircut that stole the show, as two of the biggest names opted to show it off on the same night. Both Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian West chose the 2017 gala as the time to showcase their newly chopped-off locks, with both sporting super-sleek and straight bobs – a huge transformation for two women who were known for their long hair. Of course, the bob is not exactly a new trend. It’s around every season in some way, shape and form – but this is the first time, in a long time, that we’ve seen it be so true to the original Sassoon-created bob of the ’60s and we’ve got Bella and Kim to thank for that. WHAT TO ASK FOR: ‘This is a great modern take on the classic bob. It’s a bit longer in style but shorter than the “lob” that’s been the bob length of choice for the last few seasons,’ says Karl Warner, stylist at Pastels Salon at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton JBR. ‘This cut is ideal for fine to medium hair as it will create the illusion of fullness and thickness.’ However that doesn’t mean that curly or hair with a natural wave in it can’t rock the look too, you just need to make sure your stylist can cut accordingly. ‘If you have very thick or very curly hair then your stylist just needs to approach the cut differently so that it doesn’t end up giving you a triangular shape.’
TOP TIP: This is the cut that just keeps on giving as it will look better and better as it grows out. ‘It’s a really low-maintenance style but if you want to keep the exact style, and the precision of the cut, then I would recommend you have a trim every 6-8 weeks,’ says Karl.