Naomi Watts did it in March. Then came Camilla Belle and Jaime Pressly in June. It seems as though the hottest haircut this season is the bob, and every kind of bob at that. Short, curly, long—these styles don’t actually have a lot in common except their ability to look totally sexy and effortlessly chic.
Let’s go lady by lady and discuss the merits. First up, Naomi. This below-the-chin length looks low-maintenance and fun. The long layers help to elongate her face and the playful texture offers a youthful spin on the style. The haircut also helps give natural volume and thickness to her fine hair, so if you too are looking for a way to fake fullness, this style would is a good option.
Camilla’s curly bob has the opposite effect than Naomi’s—it makes Camilla look more sophisticated, even a little older. The bounce helps bring attention to her features and the deep side part also draws attention away from her long, angular face. For women that have a lot of hair like Camilla, you just have to have your stylist cut added layers underneath the hair to thin out the style and to keep it from looking poufy.
Finally, Jaime. After having long, shoulder length hair for the last two years, she recently tweeted a picture of her short bob saying, “My Jonathan did it again!! We chopped it all off and I luv it!!” Stylist Jonathan Hanousek created the look, which Jaime has also been sporting in a faux-hawk style. The cut, which is a great way to get rid of damage from styling and processed color, also helps to optically lift Jaime’s face for a more youthful appearance.
Which bob haircut do you like best?
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