If you're thinking about a bob like Deyn's, consider your face shape. If it's long and narrow face (like hers), ask for a cut that's aligned with the top of the lips, advises hairstylist Chris McMillan of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills. "This length gives her face a bit of fullness," he says. If you have a rounder face, go for a chin-length style with bangs swept all the way to one side. This cut works on both fine and thick textures, but not on curly hair. "If you've got thick, curly hair, stay away," says McMillan. "It'll turn into a wavy ball."
"This is a sexy, easy, Bohemian look," says hairstylist Chris McMillan of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills, of Nicole Richie's cut. Request layers that start at the collarbone. Bangs keep the style from looking too stringy, but they shouldn't be too thick or too thin.
A style with long layers and side-swept bangs is ideal if you have naturally wavy hair—or if you're growing out blunt bangs. Ask for layers, from the jaw down, says hairstylist Chris McMillan of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills, who cuts Jones's hair. The bangs look best chopped to eyebrow-length, with slightly longer pieces on the sides.
Growing out a chin-length cut? Blair's long, shaggy bob is "a great transitional style for short hair," says hairstylist Chris McMillan of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills. Ask for a haircut that hits the collarbone, with bangs that are slightly past your eyebrows. This look works best with a bit of body, so McMillan recommends applying a volumizing mousse, when hair is damp, then tousling hair and letting it air dry.
Not all haircuts are meant to look brand-new; Paltrow's style resembles a bob that's been growing out for a few months. To get that effect, "ask for a blunt cut that falls just above the shoulders and has absolutely no layers," says hairstylist Sally Hershberger of the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City. Then, ask her to "thin out the ends with scissors or a razor so they look slightly jagged." A cut like this can be worn wavy or flatironed pin-straight.
If you're growing out blunt bangs, this is a great transitional cut, especially if you have fine to medium hair with a slight wave. "Ask for a shoulder-length style, cut with scissors and a razor, layered from the cheekbones down," says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon. "It's also slightly layered at the crown, and the bottom is all one length, which gives it a disheveled look." Spritz on texturizing spray and part your hair on the side. Let it dry naturally, then mess it up with your hands or a large-tooth comb for a beachy, sexy look.
"Liv's cut is about as blunt as a haircut can get—there are virtually no layers," says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon. "Ask your stylist to make it collarbone-length in the front and just a touch shorter in the back. You should be able to part it on the side or in the center, and if it starts to feel too severe, make some gentle waves with a curling iron."
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