A modern take on a perennial classic.
Long lengths may have ruled the runways and red carpets last year-but this year, short hairstyles are back with a vengeance. Case in point?The chin-length medium bob, a fresh take on last season's lob that's smooth, sleek, and straight to the point.
Bob Like a Boss
The bob has long been a cut that evokes a feeling of femininity and class. While the shape has subtly changed throughout the years-going from ear-length to a lob to trendy asymmetrical styles-the bob is forever a classic that will never go out of style.
A chin-length, medium bob styled to be sleek, smooth, and straight helps to delicately highlight and flatter the jaw and neckline, making it an ultra-flirty, feminine look. It's a fantastic cut option for women with fine hair thanks to its blunt hemline which helps to create the appearanceof volume, says L'Oréal Professionnel stylist Jennifer MacDougall.
"This look is simplistic," MacDougall says. "It's for someone who wants to walk into a room with a clean, fashionable haircut, but also someone who's willing to visit the salon often to keep it looking that way." She says a trim every four to six weeks is imperative for cuts of this length, but on the other hand it doesn't take much to style it at home.
Provided your hair is pretty straight, all it takes is a simple blowout and a bit of smoothing serum to achieve this look MacDougall says. "If it has a little wave you might want to flat iron it or get a professional blowout." Invest in a small 1-inch barrel round brush for a sleek blowout with a subtle lift.
Need a little bob inspiration? Scroll through five chin-length medium bob hairstyles we love.
The High Shine Chin-Length Bob
You can't go wrong with a sleek center part on a mid-length bob that ends just above the shoulders. Use a shine-enhancing serum serum, like the SOS Smooth Pro Keratin Double Serum from Serie Expert, when hair is half-dry to give your hair the appearance of being almost reflective. High shine bobs are chic and healthy-looking.
A Matte-Finish Mid-Length Cut
A dry shampoo not only lets you go another day without washing, but also gives you the matte-finish texture that's everywhere from the runway and red carpet at the moment. We recommend the Fresh Dust by Tecni.ART. Dust over hair, rub in with fingers, wait for the dust to settle, then brush through.
A Curved Chin-Length Bob
Because a chin-length medium bob can sometimes look a little severe-especially on those with pronounced cheek and jaw bones-a cute subtle curve can be all you need to soften the look. Use a barrel brush to curl the ends when hair is 90 percent dry – not before or the curl will be too pronounced.
Choppy Layers for A Flirty Chin-Length Bob
Chin-length medium bobs don't have to be one dimensional. Ask your stylist to cut a few choppy layers to your bob in order to add subtle movement. Sweep your hair into an just-off-the-center part in order to give your style a fun, flirty vibe.
A Blunt and Blonde Bob
If a statement hairstyle is what you're after, you can't get much better than an ultra-blunt bob in an eye-catching shade of platinum blond. Prevent any brassy tones from showing up to the party by using a color correcting purple shampoo that will neutralize any hint of unwanted brassiness, like the new Serie Expert Purple Shampoo .
Pro Tip to Style Your Chin-Length Medium Bob
If your hair's falling flat even after a good blowout, try a bit of volumizing spray-just at the roots-before blow drying - we love Densité by Tecni.Art. Then take a flat iron to smooth only the ends, angling them slightly towards the face. Be sure to always use a heat protectant when using hot tools to keep split ends at bay and avoid excessive damage to your delicate strands.