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An asymmetrical, inverted and pointed bob all at the same time. For shorter versions, you can stack the layers the back or cut at such a severe angle that the ends actually create the shape. Works best on straight Tresses like Hollywood actress Marion Cotillard's. Women who benefit from curls or more texture can also wear sleek styles as world famous singers Beyonce and Rihanna have both shown. All you need is a little help from some styling tools!

Dainty flattened bangs swept to one side and cemented in place using styling products or a clip. Curly or wavy girls have a slight advantage but nothing a styling tool won't sort out.

Variations of the bob have been popular for many years and among women of all ages or walks of life. The layered fringed bob benefits from a longer, wispy side bang flatters any face it frames. The longer length of the bangs gives you a little more versatility. Bring down and give a sultry frame or sweep off your forehead in romantic curls and waves, creates ample volume from the cut.

Celebrities like Katy Perry and Rihanna have worn a similar cut. Bobs are chic and fun to wear. Dramatic or plain and simple and everything between. The main concern among stylists and clients is usually the variation, wavy, curled, reversed, sharp or blunt edges. Sometimes called the concave bob and has variations in the form of the reverse and angled variety. A-Line is a class within the confusing bob naming extravaganza there are many variations and crossovers. We go into it in more depth here. A slight bevel may taper to a sharp point or blunt bob edge.

We've all got to contemplate this once in our lives. It's not for everyone but variety is the spice of life etc. Be careful making any sudden movements, you might take someone's eye out.

Lucky enough to have an oval face shape? In terms of hairstyles, the oval face shape is the ideal, pretty much anything goes. It's not an exact science but about a third of us have vaguely oval faces.

Thick strands can force your hand when it comes to style choice. While some of us spend hours trying to pump some volume into our locks others get ruled by it. Amplify natural volume, don't battle against it.

Red Bob. Side Parted. Wavy Bob. Layered A-line Bob. Big Curls. Professional Cut. Cheeky Look.

Several Types of Bob all at Once.

Maintain the cut itself every six to seven weeks to keep the layers clean and even. The best tool is a good blow dryer incorporating ceramic or ion technology plus multiple heat settings. Flat, round and oval brushes and blow dry lotion to add shine and protect from heat damage. Invest in a quality straightening iron, ceramic plates help even distribution of heat and promote shine, curling irons create loose, softer waves. Before drying, use volumizing or texturizing spray on the roots of damp, towel dried hair. Blow dry by lifting from the roots for added volume.


A larger round brush will come in handy for the back layers which are shorter than the front. For the most part, it's enough to achieve what you want but for added shine or to make it pin straight, employ a larger curling iron or flat iron with curved edges to amplify and lift as you straighten. If pin straight isn't what you're going for, try using a curling wand for loose, romantic waves and curls use some dry texture spray to add definition.


Graduated layers distribute the weight of even the thickest mane and add natural movement. Using texturing combs toward the ends will promote a great, styled shape without the need for much else. The A-line bob is also flattering if you decide to grow it out and you can pull it back or pin it up to keep it out of your face.

Parted with a hint of red.

Find softness and sleekness here, the interplay of length at the back, combed soft curls near the front create chic and modern touches. Volume and height are in enough amounts to make an eminently wearable result. Lift is concentrated at the back so it could work for older women and any thinning will be less noticeable.

Wavy Bob that's pulled off the face.

Simultaneously fun and elegant a great alternative if you're growing out shorter, layered styles. You can achieve more volume without having to try too hard by adding a root lifter at the crown while your hair is still damp and blow dry using a round brush. Since the ends are more fringy than blunt, invest in a smoothing serum like Frizz Ease or a lightweight pomade. For added definition, use a texturizing spray like Garnier's Deconstructed Beach Spray for light texture and more manageable hold.


A one-inch curling iron will create a head full of bouncy curls giving shape and bounce. Another fun style is the front braid or twist. A quick, partial updo is great for numerous occasions from office days to sassy for evenings out. Secure the braid or twist using a few bobby pins behind your ears, layer a few curls or waves over them so they're hidden and use a light finishing spray to hold.

Natural Curls and Waves.

For naturally curly women, styling has never been easier! A modest amount of a lightweight mousse like Bed Head's Foxy Curls or a lotion like Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls on damp hair and dried using a diffuser on a low setting is sure to create dramatic lift to high def curls without the dreaded "helmet head" because the ends are wispy instead of cut to a hard line.


Nicola Roberts, Katherine McPhee, and Joan Rivers have all proven this can be as chic and stylish as your heart desires. A sudden, contrasting pop of color by way of vibrant highlight or lowlight can give even the most sophisticated woman the appearance of a daring, more edgy side.

Choppy, Layered A-line Bob.

Wash or wet your hair, making it easier to manage and trim. You'll need a sprayer, fine-toothed combs, scissors, and clips. Divide into the following sections: right side, Left side, top crown, right crown, left crown, left nape, and then right nape. Clips keep the sections distinct while you work. Let down the front sections, the ones in front of your ears, dry as desired. Move to the nape section.

There's A-line and then There's A-line.

Take down each remaining sections one by one starting from the bottom. You can style A-Lines in numerous ways too. You can color it, be sure to focus on the front longer section then highlight the rest, add curls or arrange in layers.

Spiky Curls.

High hold wet-look gel is an interesting idea for outlandish creations. Put a fair amount of gel in and slick back. Take small sections and shape as shown. Start at the back to avoid ruining the work as you go.

Try Some Shine Serum

To intensify shine, try using a lightweight shine serum. Shine enhancing pomades like ones in the John Frieda collection are cool but don't to overdo it. Too much pomade can weigh your hair down and end up creating separated sections as opposed to a more fluid movement.


For most working women, arriving at work on time and being very beautiful every single day is a must.

Others fall into the trap of looking bland and mundane in their fashion choices and simple tresses; just because they don't want to spend too much time styling. Length, body, texture and lift, wispy bangs and varied ends keep it interesting. Comb it down for a slick back look or add more volume, a tousled appearance is simple and acceptable for the workplace.


Time is money and the pictured design is so easy, a time saver but professional yet upbeat. The one after is similar but for thicker hair.

Graduated Bangs, Wispy Sides and Back.

Fun and feminine, a full amplified crown at the perfect height. The tapered sides are lifted by thin layers and the edges have a cool jagged texture. The bangs have uneven cuts which make it a little more fun and edgy. Complement this design with pretty pastel clips or braided bands for a cute, youthful and girly look. Sparkly jewelry and accessories will glam it up for an elegant event while styling it with spikes and teased roots give it some flair for concerts and nights out.

For a Thick or Coarse Thatch.

Strive for femininity in combination with a boyish chop, cute girly fashions, thinned layer design and jagged ends attain that goal. The cool jagged texture and edgy character hint at the paradox of wild but cute, add accessories for perfection. The previous one is similar but for finer hair.