If you tuned into last night’s Academy Awards, you know the nude-lip trend isn’t going anywhere, white can definitely be worn year-round and the go-to haircut for spring has been chosen for us. Names like Margot Robbie and Emma Stone all debuted fresh bob cuts for the event, and the versatility of the look makes it nothing short of a winner in our book.
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Aside from the many different ways you can style it, the cut (namely the lob) has also been known to be age-appropriate for everyone. “There’s no such thing as being too young or too old to wear this trend,” New York City hairstylist Carrie Butterworth explains. Even better, she says this cut makes for very easy maintenance for a lot of women. “You don’t have to blow-dry and style it every day,” she explains. “In fact, if you sport your hair’s natural texture, it gives more character than when it’s overly-styled.”
Here, how the cut was worn four different ways last night—just in time for your next hair appointment.
The lived-in look
Photographed just a few days ago with a longer ‘do, the I, Tonya star made a quick chop and went for an original chin-grazing bob for the awards show. Parting her hair to the side, hairstylist Bryce Scarlett added bendy waves then followed with Moroccanoil’s Dry Texture Spray for a slightly piecey feel.
The modern mane
Hairstylist Adir Abergel chopped Ladybird actress Saoirse Ronan’s hair the night before the event. The red carpet result: A mod and linear take on the classic bob—her ends were chopped bluntly and she sported a chic middle part—which paired perfectly with her muted makeup and chic blush gown.
The graduated lob
Longer layers around Jenna Dewan Tatum’s face make her take on the lob a flattering one, as the angles give an illusion of an elongated face (cuts that stop before the chin bear the potential of creating the opposite effect). “I’ve seen a big increase in women women coming in and asking for this particular cut,” Butterworth says, adding that she prefers the angled lob to the traditional bob because it delivers more character than a straight across cut.
The voluminous lob
Emma Stone’s long, sleek locks were grazing her collarbone with tons of volume at the roots as her angled side part created the appearance of an even deeper angle. “If you’re inclined to hold onto your length, a longer lob like this one is a good option,” says Butterworth.
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