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It only takes a quick scroll of Instagram to clock that the bob is still very much a thing. But rather than seeing the collarbone-length lob (‘long bob’) that has reigned supreme for the past few years, stylists are now taking bobs blunter and off the shoulders, throwing some major 90’s vibes in the process. (#winonaforever) And according to Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia, Joey Scandizzo, RN is the best time to try the blunt, chin-grazing bob.
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“Winter is a great time to give yourself a clean slate with a fresh haircut and with the revival of the 90’s bob there’s never been a better time to embrace a solid, one-length blunt bob,” says Joey. “Plus, in winter we tend to wear higher necklines, scarves and more tailored clothing, so a blunter cut and clearing the shoulders works well with the style of the colder season.”
Here are Joey’s top tips for pulling off the haircut of the season, plus some IT-girl bob inspiration pics to take to the salon if you decide to take the plunge.
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THE BLUNTER, THE BETTER
“How short you go will depend on your bone structure, but the short, blunt bob works with all hair types from wavy to straight,” says Joey. “The key to this cut is keeping the exterior or bottom line blunt, because that’s where the drama comes from.”
PUMP the volume
“For that 90’s vibe you want the bob to sit more triangular than straight. Tip your head upside down and blast dry to get that heaviness and volume.”
Play with your part
“This style works well with a middle part or accentuated side part to show off the internal layers and movement,” says Joey.