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Here's an all-too-familiar scene: you've stood in front of a mirror for far too long and asked if it is like that today the Day when you finally chop your hair into a bob. We were all there, right? It looks like there's no better time than now when hairdressers have told us they've seen increased demand for shorter, choppier chops this year.
While the popular long bob ("lob") has dominated in recent years, a bob-and-bangs pairing takes the shape one step further. The fashionable cut moves between edgy and classic and seems to fit so many face shapes. Whether you go for a blunt cut or a more structured style, a full brim or a curved side parting, there are many ways to pull off this cut. Of course, committing to a fringe (flashbacks to cordon off DIY disasters or childhood fringes) can be a daunting prospect for some. However, according to the hairdressers we spoke to, fringes will become even more popular in 2021.
"The wearing of masks will continue to be non-negotiable, and many of my regular customers have had fringes cut to compliment them," said Amber Swift, salon manager and chief technician at Charlie Miller Holy Corner. "In general, it's easier to maintain in the colder months as heat can often lead to styling problems. Fringes help frame and define the face. So I see the logic in having one complement your mask. I would recommend to opt for a choppy, more. " Relaxed incision, easier to replicate, should be made again a more serious interlock. "
Alexa Chung George Northwood's hairdresser predicts choppy bobs will become more popular in 2021. "As we're currently in this on-and-off cycle, more people are likely to be looking for an easy-to-maintain style," he said earlier Who wear what. "A lot of our customers have asked about the effortless undo bob, one of my signature styles that came from working with Alexa Chung. I think this will continue to be popular through 2021 as it's pretty relaxed and chaotic style, which means that when it grows out it still looks effortlessly chic. "
Nicole PembrookThe owner of International Beauty Expert has also seen increased demand for shorter cuts: "After surviving a lockdown, I find that a lot of my clients are trying to upgrade their full blown style and are looking for short, tapered cuts instead. either in their natural shape or relaxed. These looks are timeless, chic and easy to style. Opt for the length at the crown to keep things shorter on the sides. "
"Shoulder-length bobs will be popular. The shag, the blunt, textured bob, and the cheekbone bob," affirmed Rosslyn Orr, salon manager and chief technician on Charlie Miller South St. Andrew Street. "Almost all of my clients ask me about low-maintenance, choppy, and unstructured styles."
So why not combine the two and combine a pony with a bob? If you want to head to the salon after it reopens, bring some visual inspiration thanks to these images below.
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