It's stylish, versatile, and the Hollywood hair trend du jour … ladies and gentlemen, behold the new bob!
Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Hough, and Nikki Reed are just a few of the beauties who've chopped off their locks into a shorter -- but not so short that it's shocking -- bob style in recent weeks.
"The long bob, or 'lob' as it is more commonly called, is currently one of the most requested cuts in salons around the country," says Julia Papworth, an L.A. hairdresser and makeup artist whose celebrity clients have included Emma Roberts and Kendra Wilkinson.
Papworth adds that Hendricks's new look makes her look "young and fresh."
Hendricks and the other actresses with the long bob clearly realize something that hair experts, such as Miami-based stylist to the stars Raphael Reboh, have long known about the longer version of the classic cut.
"This style is so effortless and easy to style!" says Reboh, who's worked with Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and other bold-faced names. "For summer, it is most appealing because it is off of the body, long enough to work any style, and short enough for a pulled back/ponytail look. It offers a lot of versatility to styling too -- straight, waves, curls, pinned to the side or swept all back."
After just a few short moments in front of the mirror, the bob looks incredibly chic! Whether it's Hendricks's fiery, wavy tresses or Hough's low-key blond locks, the bob adds an instant dose of polish.
Of course, this fab 'do isn't limited to celebrities. Reboh encourages anyone interested in the cut to give it a go.
"Speak to a stylist first and always request to keep the cut fun and wispy -- no strong lines!" he advises.
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