Has anyone else noticed all the choppy bobs and short pixies that have been gracing the red carpets this awards season? The Golden Globes showed us that the LOB (long bob) was all the rage, and without fail, this year’s Grammy Awards also showed us that BOBs are back!
Wavy, sleek, or textured, the new Bob shape is all about versatility. So how do you find the right length for you? It starts with your face shape and bone structure. The weight line of your Bob should enhance your best features, not bring attention to danger zones. For example, if you have a wide-set jaw (where the widest part of your face is at your jawline) you should try a cut that falls at the collarbone with minimal layering around the jawline. This will lengthen your face instead of adding more width.
If you’ve been donning Lobs and Bobs and you’re ready for a change, then go for the new pixie chop. This look is short and fitted in the nape, tight around the ears, but a long-sweeping fringe gives it some edginess and style versatility. Waves can add some movement to this pixie with a mini flat iron or wand. Sleek and soft is a classic finish for this pixie. The ultimate edgy pixie is the undercut one. With this style, the sides are clipped short all the way around and a longer, disconnected shape is left asymmetrical on top to accentuate a great profile!
Still not sure whether you’re ready for the big chop? Check out these daring ladies who have taken the plunge!
The best advice I can give to those who are thinking it’s time for a change: be ready for a new hair routine! Make sure you have the right tools,products and how-tos to get your new look together. Consider booking a consultation with your stylist first to make sure you’re both on the same page (maybe even the same Pinterest page!) and make she or he is taking the time to show you how to style your new do!
Hair Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor
Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.