Embrace your Fun Side with This Season’s Runway Bob

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For years, us girls have been stroking, layering and straightening our endlessly long tresses. But after decades of embracing lengthy hair, this summer has finally seen a bold move away from the long locks that have dominated hair trends for years.

Introducing the 2015 bob. Short, blunt, multi dimensional and choppy, the bob has had a makeover, and many celebrities have been embracing the trend.

Early adoptees include Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller and Rosie Huntington Whiteley who have all swapped their Hollywood hair for shorter tresses.

It’s a trend which looks as though it here to stay. The UK’s favourite Geordie, Cheryl Fernandez Versini has recently joined the bob brigade, as have Emilia Clarke and Dakota Fanning.

The reason the look is so popular say Headmasters UK, is because it’s a look that pretty much anyone can pull off. One of Headmasters lovely stylists, Sian Quinn tells me this year she herself is transforming the hair of 5 or 6 long haired ladies a week, into short choppy styles!

She said ‘Before it was quite unusual for girls to go for such a dramatic cut, but now we are seeing girls cut off their hair and embrace fun and playful styles. It’s an exciting time to be a hairdresser. The new look bob enhances the shape of your face and your features so it’s a very flattering cut.’

We asked Headmasters advice on how to ensure your bob is on trend for 2015. They told us that the key to getting an updated bob is to make sure your highlights and colour draw attention to your messy, waved, blunt chop.

Your chosen colour way will enhance the shape of your style and add definition to your hair. Fundamentally, the runway bob is personalised to you. It doesn’t necessarily need to be dramatic either, it can be a shorter style of your existing cut with subtle colour ways to suit your skin tone. As always, it’s important to talk to your hairdresser through your vision to find a look which is perfect for you.

If you do want to go for the classic runway bob look, then the Headmasters colourists will enhance your face shape by placing colours two shades lighter and darker through your hair to enhance the movement and depth of your cut. The difference with the runway bob is that it concentrates on enhancing colour at the ends, rather than at the root. The Runway Bob’ helps to plump and draw attention to the wave, rather than divide and break it up like highlights would.

Also if you find your hair can appear lifeless or dull, then cutting your hair to shoulder length (or above) is a great way to add some volume to your locks. This is a great length, as the choppier length allows your hair to bounce from the root down. Short hair is a really great way to update your look if you’re feeling like shaking up your tresses. The best part of the wob (the wavy bob) is that it is incredibly low maintenance, unlike its blunt, classic predecessor. Simply wash, rough up and go.

The style has certainly become a statement cut in 2015, say Headmasters. It’s a popular style with those who want to showcase a confident, bolder side to their personalities.

Finally if you want to create that messy wave look, Sian advises me that the GHD creative curl wand is a great investment. ‘The shape of the wand creates gorgeous messy beach waves in minutes’ she says. I’ve already pre ordered mine.

The Runway Bob is available in Headmasters branches throughout the UK. 

Alice Kelleher

Alice Kelleher

Former Journalist, Alice now spends her days working at a PR agency in Soho. She loves all things London-centric, and can often be found running from pillar to post searching out the hottest new places to eat, drink, and generally be merry.
A beauty fanatic, Alice will share her wisdom on all the latest lotion and potions. Oh and she’s getting married soon, so she’s going to be writing about all the red hot bridal trends in and around London.

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