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Arizona Muse’s bob has been through a number of transformations. We’ve seen it sleek and layered, choppy and voluminous, with and without bangs, chin-length and shoulder-grazing. Short cuts can seem less versatile than long shapes, but changing the part, the texture or the volume can dramatically alter the cut’s mood from sultry to playful to polished. Click the style notes for tips on creating a variety of styles on your chin-length cut. –– Laura Martin

Smooth: To achieve glossy sophistication, mist damp hair from roots to ends with protective thickening lotion and add a few drops of defrizz serum to tips. Dry smooth with a round paddle brush and polish ends with a straightening iron.

Tousled: Gently scrunch a quarter of curl definer to clean, damp hair. Dry with a diffuser, disturbing as little as possible. When all moisture is removed, add a bit of defining creme to ends, twisting to create separation.

Mod-ified: Mist hair, roots to ends, with protective thickening lotion. Dry with a round brush, using high elevation to create root lift. Backbrush the crown with round paddle brush. Part deeply on one side, pinning the thicker side flat with bobby pins. Gently smooth the top surface of the teased area and mist with primp.

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

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