SS14 Trends – The Wavy Bob
Every new season in style brings with it a new must have haircut, one that we see on the hottest celebrities and most stylish icons. For Spring 2014 one of the most coveted looks of all is the long, wavy bob. Sometimes referred to as a ‘Lob’, this cut takes the classic bob down below chin length to make the most of natural texture, undone waves and a beachy feel that’s flattering to all ages.
Model Karlie Kloss may have sported this style as her signature last year, but it’s only with the seal of approval from stars like Beyoncé and Jessica Alba that it has soared in popularity. We predict it to be one of THE length and texture combinations for the upcoming holiday season.
It’s all about rescuing previously damaged, unruly or over processed hair in a way that looks effortlessly stylish. Stars like Natalie Portman, Ciara and Jennifer Aniston were reported to cut their hair to give new, healthy spring and an added bonus of on trend length in the past 6 months. Personally, we think they’ve never looked better, but it was one huge star whose wavy bob would shake up hair for 2014 more dramatically than anyone else.
After dramatically going for a huge chop to pixie length, lover of weaves and extensions Beyoncé added a little more length back into her hair to try out a textured bob. Clearly, the style has stuck as she’s worn it off and on for months now, to huge impact in her eponymous album’s accompanying videos. The most talked about music video event in…well, we can’t remember how long, it’s no wonder this style is the one that women everywhere can’t wait to copy.
Now with more and more celebs shedding length, the freedom to chop is more accessibly than ever for women with every hair type and texture. Two women who wore straight, long hair before gave a boost of beachy texture and curl into their new lengths this year. Both Fearne Cotton and Taylor Swift are perfect inspiration for girls who aren’t used to waves working in long locks. Go for a loose curling iron effect for hair that’s really stubbornly straight like Taylor’s, or simply add some salt spray and scrunch into damp hair before airdrying to get a youthful and effortless effect.
What’s your take on the new hot length, will you be going shorter in the name of style or are you dedicated to length? Let us know.