The long bob’s takeover as Hollywood’s favourite haircut has been swift. The ultimate in-between long and short haircut, the ‘lob’ has been seen on everyone from Lara Worthington to Zoe Foster-Blake and seemingly every Kardashian in between.
Now new mother Chrissy Teigen has gone and given it a fierce new update, with the help of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin.
As well as slightly darker highlights, Atkins gave the back of Teigen’s hair a choppy trim but kept the front long. Teigen’s weave she’s recently been wearing was removed but it looks like a few extensions have been added to he asymmetrical cut for extra texture and volume.
This, my friends, is hair history. Kind of.
Yes, the lob has merged with Victoria Beckham’s iconic 2008 ‘pob’ and a backwards mullet to enter its newest chapter. Behold the “Don’t cut the front” haircut.
According to international hairstylist and RAW salon founder Anthony Nader (whose clients include Gisele Bundchen and Cate Blanchett, FYI), it’s the perfect option if you can’t decide between long and short.
Remember this? It's baaaack. Sort of. Image: Getty
"It's like a two in one haircut where you're wanting to go shorter but didn't want to commit to losing your treasured strands," he explains.
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"Keeping the length at the front gives the illusion of security for those that still want the feeling of longer hair strands at the front, while keeping the length shorter in at the back shows a little more strength and polish."