As salons reopen, stylists see many overgrown DIY bangs that need shaping up for summer. Stylists recommend the best solution for this soft chin-swept bob with its chic blunt finish.
One of the classic bob haircuts that will remain fashionable during summer 2021 is one with minimal layers. As worn by celebrities such as Kristen Bell, this look works exceptionally well when worn with fine hair and even better when accented by color (such as Kaia Gerber’s pink ombre).
If you want to give your chin-length bob some added texture, try styling it with a side part and adding some curl cream for some added twirls that frame the face while accentuating your cheekbones.
Add an eye-catching forward taper for an eye-catching finish with this cut. Perfectly suitable as an alternative to a blunt bob, this style works with all hair textures and can even feature dark blonde highlights for a luxurious feel.
Asymmetric bobs are an elegant and sophisticated take on the traditional hairstyle, suitable for all face shapes. To maximize volume in fine or wavy locks, pump it up using a volumizing mousse before blow-drying and flat iron styling with a flat iron. Curly locks may need light to medium hold styling wax assistance to maintain control.
Add an edge to your look by styling an asymmetric bob with chunky money piece highlights like those worn by Beyonce. Cutler notes they provide “a lively burst of color, adding richness and dimension.”
One great way to accentuate asymmetrical hair is by adding length in the back to frame the face. This approach works exceptionally well for older women as it can take years off their faces while making their jawline appear thinner.
Pixie cuts offer low-maintenance options that look their best without needing constant styling, such as Cynthia Erivo’s close crop or a shaggy version with micro-bangs. Pixie haircuts can be styled in various ways to suit every occasion; moldable gels, hairsprays, and oils may help complete this look for an even more significant effect.
Ask your stylist to add feathered edges to a super short pixie cut for a playful touch. This style works best on the oval- and heart-shaped faces and can be worn with faux hawk bangs or straight baby bangs. Meagan Good’s version of this girly yet chic cut adds just the right amount of edge. Additionally, she wears her bangs forward, highlighting her lovely facial structure and cheekbones.
Due to record heatwaves, you’ll want a style that doesn’t require constant scrunchie or hair tie use. Gabrielle Union made headlines this summer by debuting a gorgeous blunt bob, which hit just below her chin and looks incredible with face-framing bangs.
Short, blunt bobs that graze the jawline are perfect for women with thin or fine hair and look fantastic on all face shapes. Gabrielle can wear her pin straight while adding more face-framing volume by parting it halfway in the center.
A bob that gradually gets longer at the front is an interesting variation of the blunt trend popularized by celebrities like Ciara. She often sports this look with two space buns on either side of her face – making this the ideal way to channel 90s-inspired inverted hair trends.
Long Layered Hair
If you want to avoid the patience or risk of COVID-19 restrictions when growing out your bangs, opting for a long-layered cut can be an easy solution.
Ask for feathered or choppy cuts with subtle highlights to accentuate their layers and make your bangs pop! Reese Witherspoon and Camila Cabello both favor this look of eye-grazing layers with loose curls, making for an eye-catching summer style that looks polished yet put-together during hot days but can easily be styled back into a sleek ponytail for nights out with friends.
To achieve an extra flattering effect, try styling your hair in a side-parted style featuring short, wispy strands in front and longer ones at the back. This style can easily be maintained using TRESemme’s Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo spray.