‘Lob it off!’ is the hair memo currently being circulated around Hollywood’s hairstylists.
The lob – long bob – sits anywhere from just below the chin to grazing the shoulders. Often tousled, effortlessly stylish; it’s a cut that suits everyone – even us mere mortals without A-list bone structure.
Heck, even half the Mamamia office is sporting one right now, myself included.
Bobs, lobs and their shorter, blonder counterparts (blobs?) have been trending since last year, and their popularity is due to them being flattering, sophisticated and easy to maintain.
Lobs also allow for experimenting with shorter hair without the risk of cutting it all off into a pixie. Anyone who’s ever gone that short knows the specific kind of pain that comes with the awkward growing out phase, which lasts for what feels like DECADES.
Considering a lob? I spoke to celebrity hairstylist Dario Cotroneo, who counts Laura Dundovic and Gracie Otto among his local clients, about how to ask for for the style at the hairdresser’s and what’s more important, how to style it once you get home.
“When seeing your stylist, make sure you ask them to add layers in the back to give volume to your style, but don’t add too many layers to the front or you risk losing the sleek look of the bob.” Cotroneo says. “And if you have naturally curly or wavy hair tell this to your stylist so they don’t cut the length too short.”