This is an all too acquainted scene: You have stood for much too lengthy in entrance of a mirror questioning whether or not right this moment is the day you lastly hack your hair right into a bob. We have all been there, proper? By the seems to be of issues, there isn’t any higher time than now, as hairstylists have advised us that this yr they’ve seen an elevated demand for shorter, choppier chops.
Whereas the favored lengthy bob (“lob”) has dominated over the previous few years, a bob-and-bangs pairing elevates the form one step additional. The trendy reduce teeters on the road between edgy and basic and appears to swimsuit so many face shapes. Whether or not you go for a blunt cut or a extra textured type, full fringe or sweeping facet parting, there are various methods to tug off this reduce. In fact, committing to a fringe generally is a daunting prospect for some (cue flashbacks to lockdown DIY disasters or childhood fringes), nonetheless, in keeping with hairstylists we spoke to, fringes are set to be even more popular in 2021.
“Carrying masks goes to proceed to be non-negotiable, and plenty of of my common shoppers have been having fringes reduce in to enhance them,” says Amber Swift, salon director, and head technician at Charlie Miller Holy Corner. “Typically simpler to keep up within the colder months, as warmth can typically current styling issues, fringes assist to border and outline the face, so I see the logic in wanting one to enhance your masks. I would advocate going for a choppier, extra relaxed reduce that is simpler to duplicate ought to a extra severe lockdown be put in place once more.”
Hairstylist to Alexa Chung George Northwood, predicts uneven bobs shall be extra common in 2021. “As we’re at present on this cycle of going out and in of lockdown, I believe extra folks shall be searching for an easy-to-maintain type,” he beforehand advised Who What Put on. “A variety of our shoppers have been requesting the easy, undone bob, which is certainly one of my signature types that originated from working with Alexa Chung. I believe that this can proceed to be common going into 2021, because it’s fairly a relaxed, messy type, which means that when it grows out it’s going to nonetheless look effortlessly stylish.”
Nicole Pembrook, proprietor of International Beauty Expert, has additionally seen an elevated demand for shorter cuts: “After surviving one lockdown, I am discovering lots of my shoppers wish to hone their grown-out types and are as a substitute searching for brief, tapered cuts, both of their pure type or relaxed. These seems to be are timeless, stylish, and straightforward to type. Go for size on the crown, maintaining issues shorter on the sides.”
“Shoulder-length bobs shall be common. The shag, the blunt textured bob, and the cheekbone-skimming bob,” confirms Rosslyn Orr, salon director and head technician at Charlie Miller South St Andrew Street. “Virtually all of my shoppers are asking me about low-maintenance, uneven, and unstructured types.”
So why not mix the 2, and pair a fringe with a bob? If you are going to head to the salon as soon as they reopen, deliver alongside some visible inspiration thanks to those pictures under.
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