Winner of TV’s Great British Hairdresser on the hottest trends
Sharp, sleek and stylish — the bob is the hot new look turning heads this autumn/winter season. More than a century after it first made an appearance in Paris back in 1909, the bob is one of the hottest looks of 2018 and a favourite of many A-listers this season.
Jessica Chastain looked stunning in a jaw-length bob during New York Fashion Week, while American actress Olivia Wilde (below) has also ditched her long blonde locks for a beautiful new blunt brunette bob.
Selena Gomez is also rocking a sleek shoulder-length bob and Kendall Jenner’s mid-length bob proves this look is perfect for thick hair.
That’s one of the many great things about this cut — as well as looking super stylish and current, it suits all hair types.
Whether you have thick or fine hair, you can easily get this look as it’s all about the cut. It is also great for giving fine hair the appearance of being thicker.
The new season bob is sharp, with a blunt, well-defined finish. The length is up to you. If you are not afraid to go short, it will look fantastic hugging the jawline.
Those more comfortable with longer hair should go for the shoulder skimming ‘lob’.
This look, which is long enough to put back in a pony tail but short enough to frame the neck, is again at its best when it’s sleek and blunt.
By cutting the outer layer of hair slightly shorter than the rest, the illusion of the blunt line at the bottom is created.
This is a versatile style with which you can create different looks for day or night.
The bob looks great with beach curls, using old-fashioned rollers to a give a bouncy glamorous look for night. Think Marilyn Monroe.
You can also leave them looser for a more casual, laid-back daytime look.
Create instant edge by simply sleeking your bob back behind the ears.
The beauty of this cut is in its versatility and the fact that you can change the look yourself simply at home. This style is also a perfect fit for this season’s fashion trends, which have seen boyfriend suits and tuxedo jackets adding edge to your wardrobe as well. There is really no hassle with the bob. Even when it comes to products, you need very little to maintain your style. A regular cut every four to six weeks will keep it fresh and sharp. This is also a great way to shed off dead split ends and give the hair a healthy glow. It also works with your hair parted and in a fringe. You won’t have to change your colour. Your bob — short or long — will look good whether your hair is balayage or one block of colour. So, what are you waiting for? ÷ Keris Weir, MG Hair Boutique, 153e Union Street, Lurgan, tel: 028 3832 5543
NEW LOOK: Actress Jessica Chastain (top) and model Kendall Jenner are among the celebrities now rocking bobs