First dates are ideal occasions for a wardrobe overhaul. The perfect
accessory for that cobalt blue dress, though, is not a trendy handbag
but a super-chic hair-do. Making its debut in 1910, the bob is a style
that’s always exuded elegance. Over the years, it has been adapted to
suit changing tastes and
trends – there’s a bob for you whatever your age or face shape. Get
inspired for your big night by one of these gorgeous celebrity ladies.
English model Erin O’Connor is the epitome of 1920’s glamour with her
jet-black bob. Although seemingly simple, the classic bob requires a lot
of maintenance. Six-week trims will keep the edges sharp while dying
roots regularly will ensure your hair makes the maximum impact when you
walk through the door.
The bob has always been associated with a vintage atheistic. Pixie
Lott’s voluminous do brings the style forward a few decades to the
1950’s. For a big bouffant of your own, leave your hair unwashed for a
few days. Begin before backcombing at the roots, concentrating on the
back of your head. Use dry shampoo to add extra volume before misting
hairspray over everything to keep it puffed up all day.
Alexa Chung is always one step ahead of the rest. Dip dying the
bottom of long tresses with a vibrant colour – usually purple – is a
popular trend but Alexa has given it a different twist for her bob.
Instead of a dramatic contrast, she’s used a lighter shade for the tips.
This subtle but stylish look is perfect for those who don’t fancy a
drastic change to their original hair colour.
Another big hair trend is asymmetric styles. This contemporary look
is edgy yet still feminine, and can easily be incorporated into a bob to
bring it bang up to date. Well known for her long tumbling locks, Cheryl
isn’t afraid to try a new style. The shorter, spikey side reflects her
feisty attitude while the longer side creates a softer edge. Geordie
lasses, follow in Cheryl Cole’s footsteps and try out an asymmetric bob
to wow that guy, whether you met through work or through
online dating in Newcastle.
Look date-ready even when growing out a short style. Emma Watson’s
statement pixie crop was a daring move. However, she’s avoided that
awkward ‘growing out phase’ by sculpting her hair into a subtle
bob-shape. Longer strands frame her face while the rest of her hair
catches up in a neat shape.
For those who love bobs but aren’t ready for the chop just yet,
follow in Taylor Swift’s footsteps. Her faux bob is just the thing for
dressy occasions without the need to commit to a shorter style. To try
it at home – start by curling sections of your hair, create volume by
backcombing, then curl each section under. Pin in place then tease a few
curls out to create a softer look. Of course, you can leave it straight
but waves will make it easier to hide the pins.
There really is a bob to suit everyone, and changing your style will
make you feel great for that first date. For an ego boost, you could
visit eHarmony UK
or another dating site and post a picture of the brand new you. This
will give you even more confidence in your new hairstyle and who knows,
you might even hit it off with somebody.
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