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Bobs 'n lobs are reigning supreme. The lob, in particular, has become the go-to for many stars and starlets, and hair professionals aren't the least bit surprised by its popularity. Stylist Earl Simms of Kerluxe told Glamour UK, "The lob is such a popular style because it is a striking look, and yet you don't have to commit to having short or long hair." Ashley Graham debuted a significantly shorter haircut for an Oscars after-party this year and has been rocking the very cute lob ever since. Sienna Miller made the bob and wavy lob infamous, and is the straight-up dictionary definition for tousled waves. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke owned a short bob at one point after wrapping the final season of the hit show, and Khloe Kardashian has given this cut new life in recent years too.
Bobs and lobs work well with different textures too. Whether you go wavy or sleek, it's a pretty easy haircut to style. Plan on keeping up with your trims every six to eight weeks though. Stylists can give tips on the best way to style the cut for your unique face shape, but for a clear play-by-play on the two most popular routes for this cut, we'd recommend this protocol:
If you want your bob stick-straight, Simms recommends starting with a hair mask. We recommend the NuMe Mane Goals Deep Repair Mask to truly give your hair that shine. After you rinse your hair, do a careful blowout using a round bristle brush in a "downward motion" section by section. Using a hair dryer with a concentrator for the nozzle, negative ion conditioning, far infrared heat, and temperature settings that give the option to do a cool blast will help to get your hair as sleek as possible. Our Signature Hair Dryer delivers on all four fronts. Go the extra mile for extreme sleekness by using a straightener like the Style Setter Hair Straightener and some anti-frizz serum like the NuMe Sleeky in a Bottle Serum. Use the oil sparingly because a little will go a long way to add luster and tame frizzies. Also remember the smaller the sections of hair you straighten, the more effective the straightener will be.
Braid a few sections of damp hair, wait a few hours, undo the braids, add a finishing cream like the Seal the Deal Ends Sealer to the ends, then air dry. Yep, it's that easy. (It makes you see why lobs are so hot right now.) If you want to spruce it up a bit more, Simms told Glamour, "use a loose barrel curling wand through the hair haphazardly, leaving the ends out, then rough dry with the hair dryer before applying the styling crème from mid-lengths to ends." The NuMe Classic Curling Wand in the 25mm barrel would be perfect for this.
Bobs and 'lobs are a look everyone should try at some point. We hope you'll brave the scissors and give them a try now that you have some super easy tips for styling. For more hair inspos, follow us @NuMeStyle on Instagram. Sign up for our NuMe Rewards & Loyalty Program to earn points so that you'll be on your way to achieving gifts, products, tools, and even tickets to exclusive NuMe events!
Author: Mary Patterson Broome