For women with certain hair types, finding a great cut and style can be difficult. Fortunately there are some shorter cuts that can work well for a variety of women when a few minimal tweaks are made.
The long bob (or ‘lob’) is just one such cut that many women swear by thanks to its versatility. While the long bob meshes well with many face and hair types, there are a few things you should consider before taking the plunge into short hair.
The Long Bob Can Boost Volume of Thin Hair
Women with fine, thin hair in particular can do well with a long, as this style helps create the illusion of more volume. Wearing long styles with fine hair can be problematic since oils can build up quite easily. Fine hair also tends to break quite a bit, which is another reason to opt for shorter cuts.
Conversely, long bobs can increase the healthy look of hair while also offering an abundance of style options. This includes blunter cuts, as well as wispy, layered styles which provide a fun and flirty look, no matter the volume of your hair.
Hair Type Can Determine the Overall Style of Your Cut
While long bobs work beautifully with thinner hair, they can also be flattering for many other hair types. This versatility is the key reason why long bobs are becoming so popular among women interested in shorter hair styles. For instance, thicker hair looks great when styled into a long bob, provided the right steps are taken.
Adding texture to thick hair is possible by cutting hair at an angle, in addition to using things like razors and thinning sheers when cutting. Not only will this make your hair look fabulous, it will also render daily styling that much easier.
A Center Part Makes for Easier Styling
While many women shy away from center parts, they can actually be beneficial when styling hair at home. That’s because center parts offer many more styling options than side parts, which relegate women to a specific look without deviation.
In addition, cutting your hair to suit your exact face shape will help ensure your center part remains as flattering as possible. Long bobs are great in this respect because they can be altered to match your features and face shape exactly.
Make Your Hair Type Work for You
Too many women fight against their natural hair type, only to be left with unappealing results. Because the long bob can be altered to suit many different hair types and textures, all women can enjoy a hassle-free cut that also looks great. For other fashion forward looks, check out this post on the Hair2wear blog.