LOVIN’ THE LOB
From Kimmy K and Alexa Chung to Emma Stone and Rose Byrne, gals around the world have been chopping their long locks for this sexy, versatile cut that can look both chic and edgy depending on how you style it. “The beauty of this mid-length haircut that falls just below the collarbone is that it really suits most face shapes,” says Nathan Yazbek. “It works beautifully on those with a round or heart shaped face, as it lengthens the neck and frames the face. If you have a square or long face, just remember to use a side part plus some long layers around the jawline to break up the symmetry and soften the angles.”
So how do we keep our lob versatile and interesting?
“I love cutting fringes to change up my guests’ look. Be it a full or side fringe, adding something to accentuate the cheekbones and open up the face is a great way to keep a haircut interesting. And if you change your mind, growing out a fringe is always fun – it continually takes on a new life, getting longer, a little more wispy on the ends, so you can really start to move it around.
“You can also style your lob in many different ways – smooth, straight and slick one day, maybe with a little tuck behind the ear, then loose tousled and bouncy the next. I like scrunching in a bit of Phomollient Styling Foam from Aveda. This light hold mousse accentuates wave and movement in the hair. It gives you that sexy, next day bed hair look. I love messy, mid length hair that has a bit of grit and crunch to it. It’s effortlessly sexy and says ‘I wake up looking like this’!
How about transforming your lob from a daytime office look into a night out on the town?
“Wear it simple, straight and smooth during the day, then for evening, make a deep side part and add a little bit of a wave with a curling tong for some glamorous loose curls. The next morning you’ll have lots of texture in your hair so you can always rock a messy top knot bun!”