The Bella bob

Friday - - Fashion -

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.

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