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We’ve seen bobs of all shapes and sizes over the last few years: long bobs, wavy bobs, stacked curly bobs, and short choppy bobs. Strangely enough, what we haven’t seen is a lot of is the classic, a one-length blunt bob that falls somewhere between chin and mid-neck. That’s about to change. This fall, bobs are going polished and sleek. Ready to take your bob in chic new direction? Click the notes to learn the essentials of the classic. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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One of the ingenious things that the truly cool do is pull off looks that other people intentionally avoid. ‘IT’ girls know how to rock mom jeans, ugly sweaters, and scrunchies. They know how to pair fitted pieces with oversized ones. They know that small imperfections make them look more appealing. They know exactly which rules they can break. This boxy, blunt haircut is often referred to as “triangle head.” It’s one of those styles that most people avoid, and that’s what makes it so cool. Worn with fluffy volume and flicked ends, this cut looks chic and effortless. Learn more about pulling off the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Trends are always evolving. The bob cut has been trending for a few years now, but changes in styling, proportions, and textures have gradually shifted the shape each season. The latest variations are loosely waved or curled with ends that flick out instead of under. Soft layers and volume that frames the features gives the shape a hint of seventies influence. See pictures of the evolution in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA


Chin length styles are a timeless look that are always classic, always contemporary. This length requires minimal styling and, if hair is relatively straight, will turn under naturally. Bobs are easy to customize; add some layers, taper the edge, or embellish with a bang, and the shape takes on a whole new mood. This is a length that works on just about everyone, but personal tailoring is key. When selecting your perfect bob there is a lot to consider, both in terms of your natural texture and density, and your sense of style. Generally thick or coarse hair needs more layering and texturizing while fine or thin hair will benefit from crisp edges and stacked exteriors. The short length prevents ends from getting too wispy even on finer hair types, and provide structure for thick hair. The key to a perfect bob is all in the details. Read on for a pictorial guide to fine tuning this archetypal shape. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →