Not long after I did this post everyone started chopping off their locks, in what seemed to have been the Miley syndrome. So, as our mouths and egos got bigger and bigger our locks got smaller and smaller. Yeah, the undercut slash the soccer mom (JLAW I’m looking at you!) are making waves in the hairstyle world, but more so than these, are the LOBS.
What the hell is a LOB? A somewhat longer version of the bob. In 2013-2014 any version of the bob haircut is a massive hit from medium length (just above the shoulders) to super short (see Beyonce or Ciara), with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight, wavy or curly. It’s said to be the most versatile haircut, to fit any woman, any face shape, any style any whatever. And if you have straight hair it’s said to be the shit. Well… let me just say this: in my case it is a shit. It’s been 2 months since I’ve chopped off my hair and traded the straight layered or occasionally wavy locks for a blunt lob. My problem with it? I find it a very harsh look rather than chic or sophisticated. Although now that it has grown a bit, I kinda like it. Or maybe I just got used to it.
My hard-to-please-indecisive-persona-aside, I love the bob hairstyle on others (this was the reason I got it in the 1st place). It’s grown up but fun, chic, sleek, incredibly versatile, and it screams femininity in that sophisticated kinda way. It can be done in so many ways it’s crazy. From super straight blunt sleek statuesque neck-elongating-look to layered-wavy-curly-throw-in-some-bangs-or-don’t styles it probably is just a matter of finding the right one for you. This, I think is what bugs me (that I haven’t yet figured out my type of bob. Here’s to experimenting some more!)
So, anyway, why is everyone obsessed with the BOB? Have you seen Alexa Chung? There’s a reason she’s been rocking this hairstyle since… well… since forever. Fabulous girls like Jessica Alba, Leigh Lezark, Nicole Warne or Giuliana Rancic (who btw looks amazing with this cut, much better than extra long for her.) are pretty much ambassadors for the lob & the bob. Everyone (who was anyone) had this cut at Fashion Week. Regardless of styles, hair-colors, professions et all. And I wonder why?
Could it be that with all this fashion/style/trends craze going on, where it’s OK to be and wear whatever the hell you wish and rock it while you’re there, we need some style order in our lives? So we do this clean cut, un-fussy, simple hairstyle. As the title betrays, this topic requires a debate as a mirror to my personal predicament.
BOB or LONG hair? Regarding the latter, there’s no need to get all intellectual about it. Long hair has always been the epitome of women, of femininity, of youth, coolness, hippy, rebel, but also proper. It is said though, long hair is for the young ones only, and once a woman crosses the 3o something border she should bob. Well, to this I’m just flipping my middle finger. Personally it’s all a matter of whatever floats your boat. I love long hair. But then again I think short hair, bobs, lobs and all the likes are incredibly cool and edgy. And that I really love. Anyway I’m quite unstable when it comes to hairstyles and my likes and dislikes for God knows what look.
When I had long hair I wanted a blunt bob. Everyone else had one and looked great. So I chopped it. Now… everyone seems to have amazing long long long long hair and look fabulous, while I look like the weird new kid in class. Anyway it’s not a big deal. It’s just hair. It’ll grow.
Have a great weekend! xoxo