The bob can be styled into a traditionally sleek and straight look or it can be amped up with natural texture like waves and curls. There are also inverted bobs and those with highlights or lowlights for a more dimensional look.
The bob can also be utilized as a transition hairstyle from long to short or vice versa. Bobs can be dramatic and used to visually alter a long standing image or style.
Anne Hathaway showcases a short brunette bob in the film One Day as part of her evolution as Emma Morley.
Although fans were shocked to see the beautiful actress with a short bob, it's actually a brunette short wig which is perfectly styled off a hairline to crown side part and a slightly contoured top layers. Anne's short bob has long side-swept layers which are lightly tousled.Some hair experts might classify Anne's hairstyle as a Pob which is a cross between a Pixie and A Bob or Pixie+Bob = Pob which was made famous by Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes.
The bob wig which Anne wore in One Day was a perfect transition hairstyle for her character's growth. The hairstyle is very flattering and communicates an easy elegance.
How To Style
Whether you decide to go with a real haircut or with a wig version like Anne, the Pob can be a snap to style.
Follow the steps below to re-create a slightly tousled Pob:
1. Cleanse hair in lukewarm water with appropriate product for hair type and texture.2. Apply rinse-out conditioner from the top of the ears down to the ends unless hair is fine or thin. Use fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle hair.
3. Rinse out conditioner and finish with a cool or cold water rinse to close cuticle and build in shine.4. Towel blot and apply a styling cocktail which may or may not include a defrisant, leave-in conditioner and a volume enhancing mousse or styling cream. For extra root lift you may wish to apply a volume enhancer.
7. Finish with a spritz of hairspray or a shine enhancing spray. Remember a little bit goes a long way.8. Dress up the look by adding a skinny crystal encrusted headband or a small barrette.
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