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“The bob has always been very versatile,” says celeb hairstylist Johnnie Wright. “Whether it’s A-line, asymmetrical, short or long, it never feels dated.”
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“A side-swooping bang is a nice addition if you want to cover your forehead, but you’re not ready for a blunt bang.”
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Keri Hilson’s flawlessly cut and styled, platinum blonde bob is one of the prettiest styles we’ve seen in ages.
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“Ask your stylist for a razor cut to add texture to your bob. This gives the style a messier look. Bobs don’t always have to be so structured.”
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Rihanna’s hairstyle seems to change every other week, but we’re partial to this slightly grown-out, irregularly wavy bob.
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Michelle Obama’s smooth, sleek bob—created by Johnnie Wright—perfectly suits her day-to-night lifestyle.
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“A bob should be shorter in the back and longer in the front. It’s about the shape more than the length, as Nicki Minaj proves with her long front pieces.”
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Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard sports a classic, 1920s-style Louise Brooks bob.
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“To give your bob more body and movement, add Roots of Nature Healing Thickening Cream ($6, walgreens.com) to damp roots before blowing dry.”
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“A lot of women feel more comfortable with bangs. The China bob look is always a great choice, with the heavy, blunt cut bang.”
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“Rinse hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and add shine to your bob. Top off your look with Softsheen Carson Optimum Care Mineral Oil-Free Sheen Spray ($6.50, walgreens.com).”
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Santigold’s tousled bangs add a chic easiness to her structured bob.
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“There are three components to a great bob: cut, style, and color. Color is a fabulous enhancement to a sleek, A-line bob.”
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“Bobs can be customized to flatter every face shape. Experiment with your style by creating a deep middle part.”
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