Bob’s & Lob’s of the Summer

This was a hot girl summer; indeed, women everywhere chopped off their long locks for chic short hair. The summer heatwave was a great excuse to be bold and go short. Now that fall is on the horizon, we are all sticking with our short hair, and we are not mad about it. We know that the lobs & bobs are here to stay for the upcoming months. Check out why it’s great your stuck with your short hair for the fall season.

The Bob:

The bob has always been a classic look but this summer it seemed to be one of the hottest hairstyles! Different variations of the bob made its way into salons such as the 90’s inspired inverted bob, the rounded bob, the asymmetrical bob and let’s not forget a solid fringe on a bob. It’s super easy to style for everyday wear or a night out.

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The inverted bob gives us a retro feel; celebrities like Ciera gave it a try. An inverted bob is when the hair starts short and becomes longer toward the front of the face. This bob flatters any face shape and is super fresh. National Creative Director, Austin Finley says this cut is all about the movement.

Yes, can we talk to the manager because this haircut is giving us mom vibes? The asymmetrical bob is also a fun and sexy way to spice up the bob. One side longer than the other, some find it unique. Don’t let the fear of this stereotype replace with stereotypical bob scare you. With the right TONI&GUY stylist, nothing can go wrong!

The Lob:

If you weren’t 100% sure about your hair being too short, the lob is the perfect length for you! The lob looks great on everyone and is easy to style just like the bob. The lob, later on, grows into a mid-length look. Remember, layered lobs will automatically feel and look healthier for a natural balance. Movement is also essential to these types of cuts. There are all kinds of lob’s that you can choose from; there’s the shaggy lob, the blunt lob, feathered lob, and a blurred a-line cut.

The A-line cut is the lob for beginners if you’re nervous about the change. Usually, an A-line lob starts at the collarbone, and can typically be cut one length or layered.

A feathered lob is excellent for curly hair! By adding soft layers through the mid-shaft, it helps create an open face shape.

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The shaggy lob is perfect for the person who is adventurous with their hair. Fringe is the key to this look. For straight hair, it’s ideal for adding choppy layers for volume. If your hair is curly, blur the edges of your cut for movement. Adding long seamless layers can also help soften the perimeter.

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Blunt Lobs are also really hot right now; Mandy Moore was caught styling her own not too long ago. To avoid the hair falling flat, make sure your stylist cuts into the ends to create body. Make sure to stay away from razor-sharp ends because then it becomes too flat. The styling for blunt bobs is versatile; you can part the hair to the center or softly flip the ends for a chic look.

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