Hair Cut and Style Profile: The Lob and The Wob

LOBS/LONG BOB. WOBS/WAVY BOB

As Spring and Summer are knocking on our door, the trends start to change and lobs and wobs are here as our guest.  When it’s time for a new hairstyle we always get anxious: to cut or not to cut? The answer is in the middle; opt with a lob or wob, for sure-fire satisfaction and up to the minute trendy hair. But should you wob or bob? The bob is surely one of the most popular haircuts of the last few years with its two newest hot incarnations: the lob and the wob. . On the BAFTA, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards 2015 red carpets we saw plenty of shorter styles with Rosamund Pike, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry swapping their longer locks for a side-parted messy shoulder-length. Also most famously, Kim Kardashian chopped off her signature raven mane and showed off a messy wob in its stead. So this means this hair cut has become a fully fledged mega trend.

But what is the difference between the two new bobs: lob and wob? The first is a long version straight styled of the bob, while the second is a wavy one. The freshness of this kind of haircut is the secret of its success: from celebrities to models, many have adopted and love these versions of the classic (maybe too classic) bob. But which is the perfect version for you? The wavy or the straight? Let see together how does “fit” best according to your features.

THE WOB. It’s just a wavy version of the bob but is incredible how much it gives an update to the mane just adding a bit of bounce and volume. Just in few steps it creates a more modern and youthful look. It is perfect for the one who have natural curly hair, like Beyoncé (she is a big fan of this trend), or you can create the wave with an iron.  It’s so versatile and works for nearly everyone: the volume and the curl are suitable for every kind of features, but for the round face, it’s better to opt for the straight version. To maintain the look you need to trim it every six to eight weeks, so it’s easy glamour really.

THE LOB. It’s the straight longest version of the bob and is perfect if you don’t want to change your hairstyle too much. This is surely one of the most shared by celebrities in 2014, but for sure also in 2015: This hair trend is particularly appropriate for those who want to add symmetry to their features, and to oval faces. It is also a simple way to manage a big mane.   Add bangs to a lob for a sexier appeal too (but be wary of the upkeep of bangs- they take time). With a lob, your hair will be long enough to be worn in a ponytail or bun, but also short enough to avoid spending hours with the heating tools.  Lobs need a trim more often than a wob or a bob, as it can quickly reach a mundane mid length. The lob looks best when it’s kept close to the collar bone, so drop by the hairdresser at least every 6 weeks.

 

By:  Claudiu Albeanu

DeBerardinis Salon & Spa