To copy this sophisticated bob, request a cut that's just above your shoulders in the front and two inches shorter in back. "The left side is longer than the right," says Hershberger. "There are long layers all the way around and throughout her bangs."
Henson's cut combines the classic lines of a bob with the saucy layers of a shag. "Tell your stylist you want a bob with lots of movement and razored, soft bangs swooping to the side," says hairstylist Chris McMillan of Chris McMillan, The Salon in Beverly Hills. "This cut is universally flattering—and amazingly easy to style. Use a flatiron to smooth the hair and finish with a serum to add shine," McMillan says.
This cut is entirely classic. "This is a very simple, A-line bob that almost anyone can wear," says Babaii. "Ask for a chin-length, mostly blunt cut that is slightly longer and more layered in front, which helps it curve toward the face."
"This is a great cut for straight hair that's thick or thin—it's basically chin-length and asymmetrical with side bangs," says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon. "Ask your stylist to cut long and short choppy layers all over—in the back, sides, and around the face. The back can be the same length as the front or much shorter and choppier, depending on your preference."
This length is universally pretty because it's not too long, says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon. "It's a soft, layered bob, squared off and blunt on the bottom—the same length all around. The bangs should be cut to the middle of the nose and swept to the side." This style works on all face shapes and hair types. "It could even work on wavy or curly hair if you blow it out," he says.
For someone with fine- to medium-texture hair, this bob makes hair look silky-smooth. ("If your hair is curly, the styling is going to take a lot of work," says Garren.) At the salon, "ask your stylist for a shoulder-length cut that's angled slightly shorter in the back."
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