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Short Bob Hairstyles for 2014

Short Bob Hairstyles

Short Bob Hairstyles 7 Secret Weapons

Why is it so many women have trouble cutting their hair shorter?  Short bob hairstyles are super cute, easy to manage and highly versatile.  If you want an edgy style, try an asymmetrical cut. If you are leaning toward something more casual with a hint of sophistication, opt for short bob hairstyles with layers or a stacked bobs. Your options are endless, take a look at these fun cuts for short hairstyle inspiration!

Stacked Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle

The stacked bob is a hot look this season. This style exudes a modern chic vibe and it flatters any face shape.  The smooth, polished look is easy to get for gals with straight or slightly wavy hair.  But, hair that has a more determined wave or curl to it, will do much better by adding layers, allowing the curls to flourish.  That way the hair will stay healthier, and styling will be cut to the minimum.

Super Short Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle Carey Mulligan put a whole new spin on short haircut ideas with this adorable look!  By creatively infusing a twisted bang with a couple of mini-fishtail braids up top, this short hairstyle stirred up a whirlwind!

Asymmetrical Bob

Short Bob Hairstyle

The asymmetrical bob is characterized by one side of the hair being longer than the other.  In most cases, this type of bob leaves the front side of the hair long enough to fall just past the chin. This makes for a chic hairstyle – definitely a good option for those going for short hair.

The Short Blunt Bob

Katie Perry Short Bob Hairstyle

Katie Perry radiates a classic vintage style in this short and sweet bob with blunt bangs. This is a good choice for women with oval, round or square shaped faces as the hairstyle elongates the face. It also makes the neck appear longer for a statuesque look. It is also a great hairstyle for women with fine hair as the bluntness of the cut creates the illusion of thicker hair, so women with fine hair love it!

Short Bob with Choppy Layers

Short Bob Hairstyle

Choppy layering is a great way to introduce more texture and edginess to your bob, or any short hairstyle for that matter. This cutting technique creates volume, movement and texture to the hair.  Cutting irregular layers into the hair allows for more styling options and more attitude. Take inspiration from Julianne Hough!

Short Bob Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs

Short Bob Hairstyle

Nicole Richie’s side swept bangs look seriously chic coupled with her short bob haircut.  Adding bangs is a great way to shorten the look of longer faces while drawing attention to the eyes.

 

Avant-Guard Short Bob Hairstyle

Short Bob Hairstyle

Some girls just need to appear more complex, and short edgy bob hairstyles will always do the trick!  Why? An edgy bob mixes the classic with the bizzare, for head turning results. Asymmetrical blunt-cut bangs are the focus point of this cut, add to that the asymmetrical short bob with unconventional edgings and you’ve got a receipe for pure avant-guard style!

Which of these short bob hairstyles do you like?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Repair Damaged Hair

How to Repair Damaged Hair

The Smart Girl’s Guide to How to Repair Damaged Hair

We have all been there. As we look down at the counter and see little hairs covering our counter tops and we have lost count of the hairs we have pulled out of our hair brush, we find ourselves looking at our reflection in the mirror, wondering “Is my hair dry or damaged?”. Today’s tale is about how to repair damaged hair. There are three major levels of damage when it comes to your lovely locks.

Mechanical Damage

Your hair looks and feels dull (feels like the hair of your favorite childhood doll), little pieces of hair fall onto your clothes. In some cases the hair looks singed. (kinked and fuzzy)

  • The Cause -  brushing/teasing the hair (in excess – picture a 1950′s beehive), and using thermal styling tools without the proper products.
  • The Solution - A good conditioning treatment once a week such as Joico Kpak Intense Hydrator or Uans Crema, and using a thermal protection spray each time you use a flat iron or curling iron such as bain de terre Magnolia Thermal Iron Protector or Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press.

Environmental Damage

Your color fades and it feels like product build up is on your hair. (doesn’t feel clean)

  • The Cause - Sun exposure and pollution.
  • The Solution - Most professional hair care lines have U.V. protectants in their products, and there are many spray leave in conditioners that have U.V. protectants as well, such as Matrix Biolage Daily Leave In Tonic and Sebastian Potion 9 Lite. A good clarifying shampoo once or twice a month (depending on how much product you use) will help as well, such as SOMA Clarifying Shampoo.

Chemical Damage

Your hair looks and feels fuzzy, it will not hold a style, looks like frayed cloth. It breaks off , inches at a time.

  • The Cause - over use of chemical services such as hair color, lightening, perming or chemical straightening.
  • The Solution - Stop whatever chemical process you are doing right now. Give your hair a break for a while – hats are in this season. You need to get a good deep conditioning treatment done with your stylist ASAP. If you can’t get to the salon – I highly recommend JOICO Kpak Revitaluxe. The newest addition to the Kpak family – this treatment is restorative and strengthens the hair with each use. For a leave in, Redken’s Extreme Anti Snap is terrific, just as it’s name states – it will help your hair from breaking or snapping off.

I highly recommend that you use Professional Salon products. Many of the other brands on the shelves have too many sulfates, detergents, silicone’s and alcohol which defeats the purpose – your hair may feel good but those products don’t always penetrate the hair – they just coat the hair, which will lead to further damage.

Contributing author Sara Stancu is “That girl in the red coat”. Sara is also the manager of a salon and retail shop with over 20 years of customer service and sales experience. Her tell it like it is approach is aimed at educating and enlightening clients, stylists and salon owners. She has also been the woman locked in the bathroom hating her hair. You can follow Sara on her website That Girl in the red coat and Twitter.

 

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Bob Hairstyles You Need to Try This Spring

Bob Hairstyles

Bob Hairstyles Never go out of Style

Bob hairstyles are classic, yet versatile. As you can see, it’s flattering on every face shape, hair type and lifestyle. They offer the wearer a look that’s low on maintenance but high on glam. If you’re looking for a change bob hairstyles are the place to look for a style that you can count is going to turn heads. If that be the case you’ll love this article we’ve got 10 of the hottest bobs.

Bob Hairstyles

The A-Line Graduated Bob

Graduating layers give this A-line bob volume and movement for a pretty profile, and it leaves enough length for all-over curls or a sexy side swept look.

Bob Hairstyles

The Boxy Bob

Admittedly, it’s been awhile since anyone referred to something boxy in a flattering way, but this boxy bob was the hit at NYFW and it is high fashion at its lovely best.

Free Style Bob

The Asymmetrical Bob

Face framing angles on the asymmetrical bob give this hairstyle head-turning pizzaz!

Bob Hairstyles

The Choppy Bob

Edgy, sexy and fashion forward.

Bob Hairstyles

The Wavy Bob

Taraji P. Henson’s wavy bob is fun, flirty and oh so feminine. Waves and bobs are made for each other.

Bob Hairstyles

The Fringe Bob

This layered fringe bob is perfectly classy and feminine, but with just enough edge to keep things interesting. Layers are a perfect way to add additional dimension to any bob.

bob hairstyles

The Ombre Bob

The ombre bob uses the perfect highlights to create scene stealing drama. Combine an ombre look with a new bob is sure to get attention.

Bob Hairstyles

The Side Swept Bob

This medium length side swept bob gives Rihanna such a feminine and innocent look. The fringe at the bottom just adds to the interest and draws attention . . . for all the right reasons.

 

  

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