Looking to go for the big ‘chop’?
It doesn’t matter how long the bob has been around, it is still considered a risky hair move.
Why? For starters, there’s the challenge of figuring out if it will actually work with your face shape. Then there’s the fear that you and the stylist wielding those scary scissors won’t have the same vision of what your bob should look like. After all, no one wants to go in for the Cameron Diaz and leave with the Kris Jenner.
Also, when you chop off your hair to chin-length, it leaves little room for mistakes — literally. If the cut is bad, there’s no hiding behind a ponytail or topknot; you’re in for an awkward few months of fervent bobby pinning until your hair grows out.
Celebrities aren’t exempt from these short hair missteps (exhibit A: Miley Cyrus). But lately it seems like many of them are taking the risk and ending up spot on in their new shorter hairstyles. In fact, going above the shoulders is the latest hair trend in Hollywood.
Thinking of making the (big) cut? Here are the stars that’ve taken the hair plunge and got it right.
Apparently, chopping off her hair helped bring out Hough’s playful side
Since she got her bob, Hough’s been an endless source of short hair inspiration, wearing retro waves, a slicked back style, and even a faux-hawk at the Golden Globes!
While Washington’s style could be considered more of a lob than a bob, we think the collarbone length is perfect on her petite frame.
But after seeing her faux bob at the 2012 American Music Awards, we’re kind of hoping she takes off a few more inches.
Taking cues from her last name, Blunt had been flaunting a severe cut for the last few years.
So when she switched to this choppy update, we were all but applauding at our desks. The new texture gives her look a much softer, sexier vibe.
She may be a new mama, but Keys’ ‘do is definitely not a mom cut.
The best part of her new look? Her style works just as well for both curly and straight textures — rare for a short hairstyle.
Only Diaz could prove that a blonde bombshell doesn’t have to have mermaid-style flowing curls.
With this cropped cut, the actress seems even more youthful and perky than usual.
After a couple months with a blunt bangs and bob combo, Bryne let her cut grow out into a sexy tousled style.
This is the kind of natural wash-and-go cut we’d all love to have.