A few years back Karlie Kloss debuted a fun and flirty bob that sent women and girls into a frenzy of shoulder-grazing looks, from tousled to curly to asymmetric, textured and messy. In these modern times of easy-going gritty chic, the classic blunt bob was conspicuous by its absence. Then this year’s the Met Gala bestowed us with Bella Hadid’s freshly cut blunt bob in dark chocolate tones, which she has continued to wear all throughout spring, including this image from last week’s CFDA Fashion Awards. Is this sparking a new era of classic one length bobs in sensual singular colors?
I feel guilty saying it, but I’m getting pretty tired of summer. The temperature here in central Georgia hasn’t dropped below 95 in a month, and while I appreciate the long days and bountiful sun, I’m tired of heat and humidity that make spending time outdoors unthinkable. I’m longing for the days when I can start wearing jeans again. In the meantime, I’m thinking up some ways to switch up my summer look. Dark lipstick and paper-thin cotton scarves have become staples. I’ve given my hair a pre-fall makeover too. I’ll tell you all about it in the notes. Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
Whenever I return to the pixie after a stint of longer looks I encounter an equal mix of admiration and horror. What might surprise you is that these reactions are not divided by gender. For every woman who looks at my crop and wistfully utters, “I wish I could do that,” there’s one who asks why I cut off my hair as if I’d chosen to loose a limb. And, for every man who tells me I looked better “before” there’s one who tells me with a combination of surprise and admiration that I pull off short hair really well. But my experience is contradicted by every article I’ve read on the subject. Women, even those with short hair, seem determined to believe that men don’t like it. What gives? Click the notes for my theories. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
Haircuts can be scary, especially if you are someone with longer lengths and want to keep them that way. It is important, though, to change up your cut from time to time, lest we get stuck in a rut. There’s plenty of non-scary, suitable for anyone cuts out there. Click the notes for some suggestions. –– Kelly Rowe
Imagine you walked into the salon with the anticipation of getting a brand new A-list ‘do, but walked out disappointed. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing your hair be hacked into a botched look. And while we are tempted to hide until our hair grows back, there are solutions on how to fix and even love an unimaginable new ‘do. If you’re not happy with your current cut, read on to learn some alternatives to wearing a hat everyday for the next two months. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →