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Bobs are great for their clean-lined simplicity, but on thick hair they can sometimes feel heavy or bulky, lacking the flow of longer, layered styles. These disconnected shapes offer a perfect solution, creating space by combing two disparate shapes on a single head without blending. The result is hair that naturally shifts and slides, at the place where the contrasting lines come together, creating swingy movement. You can enhance the separation between the shapes with color, creating visual contrast as pictured above, or go with a single color and opt for a softer look with all the same benefits. Click the notes to learn more about incorporating disconnection into your look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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My long bob suffers from what I call “Mary Tyler Moore Syndrome.” Despite my best efforts, it flips out at the ends instead of under. Not a cute flick, but a full-on semi-circle of curve across the entire bottom edge. It drives me crazy, and I’ve seen many of my clients fight the same thing. When I cut an un-layered shoulder-length shape I usually start with a caution: Warning! Hair may flip! But this problem never seems to happen to celebrities, for one simple reason, their lobs are all A-line. Cutting hair shorter in the back, so that it sits on top of the shoulders, makes it want to kick under instead of out. It’s a trick embraced by Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Aniston, just to name a few. Is this trick right for you? Click the notes to find out.  –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Symmetry is calming, comforting, and classic; our brains like it because it is easy to process. Asymmetry is more complex, closer to chaos, but when properly balanced, it creates both harmony and energy. Asymmetric shapes are stimulating, and this makes them the perfect fix for boredom. So if you love your bob’s easiness, versatility and flattering line but are feeling the urge for a change, adjusting its proportions is the perfect solution. Learn more about shifting the balance of your bob in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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This creative, graphic shape features heavy emphasis on the bangs and a strong, face-framing outline. A mid-length layer cut with layers beginning around the cheekbones, it’s a great cut to update your look for 2016, especially if your hair is fine or thin as these kinds of styles help to create an illusion of fullness. Layers also create space which gives texture room to work, meaning it’s easy to create a trendy, soft and natural-looking wave. Loose and shaggy through the back and sides, the heavy beans emphasize the eyes, adding boldness to the style.

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