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Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Szohr prove that the long bob is still this season’s hairstyle du jour.
Mon, 19 December 2011 10:30AM
Here at PRIMPED HQ, we know how passionate you lassies are about your locks and luckily we spend all our waking hours trawling the web looking for the most fabulous hair inspiration and tresses trickery in town. So, without further a do, let’s get back to today’s hot topic: Are we done and dusted with the Lob? To which we respond: Hells no.
The LBD of the hair world, Gwyneth put the Lob on the map many moons ago and fast forward a few years to now and the good news is, it’s still going gangbusters. And for good reason.
Here’s the Lob Society’s latest pin-up girl, Brooklyn Decker, showing off just how versatile the style is with her choice of soft waves.
1. It works on Every. Single. Hair. Type. If you’ve got thick hair, adding a few layers will lighten the load so to speak to create definition in the style to stop it from looking boxy. On the flipside, if you’ve got fine hair, avoid layers and stick with one solid cut to create the illusion of a fuller looking-base.
2. It’s more practical than the word practical: Meaning: You get the same smart, sophisticated finish you crave in a bob, with enough length to still throw it back in a ponytail when you’re at the gym. Or on the dance floor at 2am.
3. It’s a cheap thrill. If you’ve had the same long hairstyle since pussy was a kitten, but you don’t have the courage to sign up for anything too drastic (read pixie crop or undercut), the Lob is the ultimate happy medium. The only area we suggest you proceed with caution is when the option arrives to add a fringe. Yes, it works wonders for Jessica Szohr, but the reality is, fringes, of any variety are demanding, especially if you’ve got naturally wavy, thick, temperamental hair (hello, that’s just about everyone!).
Fact! Jessica Szohr looking 76% more polished thanks to her new, shorter style.
TIP: If this is the first time you’ve had your locks lobbed off in a long time, always use your collarbone as your benchmark and you can’t go wrong.
Are you a fan of the Lob?
Are you thinking of chopping your hair?
What style or length are you excited to try this season?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe