Having short hair doesn't mean that you have to be stuck with a simple hair cut. You can get your hair styled into a chic bob and still be able to wear it differently each day. Or, you can even get a fancier cut bobs like a stacked or wedge bob. With different styles, you can experiment with what looks best on you.
Have your hair stylist cut your hair into a blunt bob. The bob should be just about chin length. To get a classic straight look, wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner (to prevent your hair from looking dull). Blow your hair dry using a large paddle brush. This will help straighten your hair without it looking flat. Plug in a flat iron and turn it to the lowest heat setting (straighteners can get incredibly hot; the lower the heat setting, the less damage is done to your hair). You will want to straighten your hair in sections. Start by dividing your hair in half. Clip the top portion of your hair back using a hair clip. Straighten the bottom portion of your hair. Unclip the top portion and straighten that as well. Add a dime-sized drop of serum into your hair for a smooth and silky finish.
This straight and sleek look is often worn by Nicole Richie, which can be seen at shorthaircutstrends.blogspot.com.
The stacked bob and the wedge bob are quite similar, the only difference is the length of the layers. With the stacked bob, the layers are softer and longer, making the hair seem "stacked." Have your hairstylist cut your hair about chin length or slightly longer. Each layer should be approximately one inch shorter than the layer below it. For styling, wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add extra height to your hair. Blow dry your hair using a medium sized, round brush. When finished, add a little hairspray to keep your look or add hot rollers for larger curls.
Kim Kardashian has been sporting a curly stacked bob recently, which can be seen at beauty-hairstyles.blogspot.com.
The wedge is similar to the stacked bob but a little more dramatic. The back of the hair is cut into multiple layers making the hair cut in at a sever, but chic angle. The sides of the hair is left longer (to about the chin or just above it), gradually getting shorter as it reaches the back of the hair. Wash your hair with a texturizing shampoo and conditioner. Towel dry your hair and add a dime-sized drop of serum to the partially dampen hair. Blow dry your hair using a medium-size, round brush. Again, dry the hair in sections using the brush. When finished, add a small amount of pomade to add more texture to your 'do.
Victoria Beckham is most known for sporting this look--the style is even referred to as "Posh's Bob" at www.hairstyle.com.
Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.