The guide to bob hairstyle

Elizabeth taylor

Cleopatra lover her bob

No prohibition on being stylish! 1920s bob

No prohibition on being stylish!         1920s bob

The hairstyle of choice for stylish women since ages, the bob is not surprisingly, back in flavour. Yesteryear fashionistas like Elizabeth Taylor, Coco Chanel carried it with elan in their times. Their hair was fashioned in what is today known as classic bob. Chic, short, neat. However, like most artistic expressions, modern hair stylists have interpreted bob and made it a relevant, fashionable, and unabashedly sexy.

Devil wears the prada, and a super stylish bob

Devil wears the prada, and a super stylish bob

How to get the right bob cut?

Beginning with technicalities n its classic form, bob hairstyle is a A-line cut, referring to the hair’s perimeter that frames the face in a concave manner and curls towards the chin. The hair is usually shorter in the back, and long angulars in the front.

A woman getting a classic A-line bob

A woman getting a classic A-line bob

Variations come in the form of texturing (inverted or graduated bob, where stacking is done, typically to add volume). The image below is a typical variation – layering along with dark highlights towards the ends to create an overall graduated look.

Layered bob with dark highlights

Layered bob with dark highlights

More than just the cut, the right colour job will accentuate your look and give your bob the edge you want. Let this avant garde experimental bob serve as the perfect inspiration for you.

Avant garde bob

Avant garde bob

A word of advice

If you have super fine hair, make sure you head to a good stylist – she/he will be required to work on texturing your hair and creating layers over the bob look, so the end result doesn’t end up looking stringy and flat. Also, a classic A-line puts all the focus on the face, without doing any of the camouflage that other hairstyles give, therefore it is recommended only for women who are confident with their face taking absolute prominence. Blessed with a good jawline? Go for it!

Bob it like Beckham

Bob it like Beckham

Going short can be a difficult decision for most women. Most importantly, it shouldn’t be impulsive. Post-breakup-style-change and my-best friend-got-it-so-i-want-it-too are univocally discouraged. Take your time to browse through internet, and figure out your “type”. It will be good to go to the stylist well prepared with a few pictures. Pinterest references FTW!

The choice of movers and shakers

The look exudes in equal measures feminine grace and self assured power, which is why working women often wear this hairstyle to create a polished personality. Young corporate hotshots such as Lakshmi Venu (TVS group scion) pull off this look, that gels and aids the background and stature.

Lakshmi Venu of TVS wears a bob hairstyle

Lakshmi Venu of TVS wears       a bob hairstyle

Bollywood has taken well to Bob too. The beautiful Sonakshi Sinha chopped off her long waves to sport a short LOB (Long bob cut). Former Miss World Lara Dutta too was seen wearing a shoulder length bob hair cut.

Sonakshi Sinha in bob avatar with electric highlights.

Sonakshi Sinha in bob avatar with electric highlights.

lara Dutta looking exemplary as ever in a short bob

Lara Dutta looking exemplary as ever in a short bob

Go for short. Go for stylish.

The versatility of bob is such that it suits a wide range of face cuts and hair type. Long bob, short bob, wavy bob, straight bob – the possibilities are endless. Experimenting with bob hairstyle is both a work of art and technical prowess. We at Tangerine believe every woman deserves to get a oomphy Bob at some point. Pick up your phone, book an appointment, and take a few deep breaths. You are about to get the awesomest makeover ever!

We are at, 5 Ghanerao House, Jacob Street, Civil Lines
Jaipur, India
Ph no. 0141-2223744, 0141-6555661

Meanwhile, here are some stylish variations with bob that could help you make up your mind.

Wavy bob

Wavy bob

Long angular bob

Long bob

Coloured a-line bob

Coloured a-line bob

Straightened bob

Straightened bob with front bangs

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Hair style trends of 2015

We have been observing the hair fashion since the start of the year, from runways to the looks celebrities are sporting. International, desi and everything in between, and now here in April, we believe the trends have started to emerge. So, what’s hot and what’s not, for all you wonderful ladies of Jaipur, here is the quick guide to stepping up to hairstyling 2015! Cues for the cuts and hair styles for 2015 – easy, spontaneous, free spirited, Bohemian, meaningful.

Length is back, and it is hippie!

First things first. There is a definite trend gravitating towards cascading locks in all spring-summer shows – Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, . Boho waves, as carefree the phrase may sound, requires effort, and we suggest a soon-visit to the salon to get the perfectly undone tussled look. You don’t want to be the prim and proper lady who sits wondering about her hair, you are the woman who goes out and lives it up!

Boho waves prominently featured on major fashion shows. courtesy - cosmopolitan, UK

Boho waves prominently featured on major fashion shows. Courtesy – cosmopolitan, UK

Shraddha Kapoor pulls off the tussled boho look with her wavy hair. Nicely done!

Shraddha Kapoor pulls off the tussled boho look with her wavy hair. Nicely done!

Be a Bob Bomb

Bob and lobs are making a resurge, almost side by side with the boho trends. Sleek and no-frills, bob is 2015’s finest way to make a statement that you’ve arrived. The cut exudes power, while remaning essentially feminine. And it is quite a rage with Bollywood A-listers too!

Angled bob style perfect for a day in office

Angled bob style perfect for a day in office

 

The wonderful Sonakshi Sinha looking gorgeous in her new bob avatar. Notice the electric highlights adding on!

The wonderful Sonakshi Sinha looking gorgeous in her new bob avatar. Notice the electric highlights adding on!

Ride the pony

Who could have thought that the old school ponytail will be a favourite with stylists this year! But, indeed it is! In an uber-cool avatar, ponytails have come back completely re-invented, and is your handy hack to look chic and stylish, effortlessly. Look out for variations – dishevelled, sleek, softly crimped, there are many sub-styles you can try out according to your hair length and texture.

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Different ponytail variations seen on international ramps.

Braids are going strong

Never underestimate the humble braid. International fashion shows are bringing in line after line with eclectic braided styles. We let the pictures speak. And yes, we are in awe, and want, want, want you to try different pleated styles out!

Fishtail braids

Fishtail braids

The edgy eclectic braided bun seen on Bibhu Mohapatra's show.

The edgy eclectic braided bun seen on Bibhu Mohapatra’s show.

 

Highlighting what matters 

Ombré ruled the roots in 2014. While the trend has not faded altogether, 2015 is all about ecaille. The French word for “tortoiseshell” (we frankly don’t know where THAT bit came from), ecaille is all about dark, caramel tones paired with warm honeys. Babylights that fit your face-frame, complimented by softer tones on the side. We recommend these ladies for pulling it off well – Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and the ever radiant Katie Holmes. Of course, the Indian skin works differently for highlights, but if you want the truly international look, the right stylist will create the perfect adaptation according to your skin and hair tone.

Ecaille hair colour - ruling 2015 so far!

Ecaille hair colour – ruling 2015 so far!

 

Sonam Kapoor's shades of grey

Sonam Kapoor’s shades

Surprise Surprise. Undercut is in town!

The wrecking ball phenomena has seeped all the way down. We see too many fashionistas pulling off this quirky cut. If you have the workplace milieu and the personality to pull this off, why not go for this?

The new hit in town - Undercut

The new hit in town – Undercut

Remember at the end of the day, it is your hair, your personality, and your comfort level. A good stylist knows all the latest trends, but she also figures out what you want, and what looks good on you.

Let us at Tangerine the Boutique Salon help you with that. Whether just a cut, or the complete change in style. Contact at 0141 222 3744. We are located at Jacob Street, Civil Lines, Jaipur. Give a headsup before you come in! 🙂

Sometimes a blowdry is all you need for the perfect look.  Isn't it Deepika? :)

Sometimes a blowdry is all you need for the perfect look. Isn’t it Deepika? 🙂