The asymmetrical bob is the low-key, high fashion look everyone's rocking on Instagram

Thanks to the likes of Gisele, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, long hair has reigned supreme as the hairstyle of choice over the last few years but the bob hairstyle has quickly usurped long hair as the trend to try in 2020.

Been toying with the idea of chopping off your hair for a while? There’s no better time than the present because literally every famous face is rocking a bob at the moment. Kaia Gerber, Lily James, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes and Kim Kardashian have all thrown caution to the wind and lopped their hair from long to short this year and we desperately want in.

Thankfully there’s a plethora of bob hairstyles to choose from and it’s all about texture, movement and undone ‘dos this year.

We’ve seen the collarbone bob and the curly bob take centre stage but according to top hairdressers, it’s the asymmetrical bob’s turn to take the spotlight.

“Asymmetrical bobs are making a huge comeback this year,” proclaims Jessica Neil from KH Hair. “This all-time favourite is a great style as it can suit all different face shapes and hair textures depending on which length/style of asymmetric haircut you go for,” she said.

Describing the style in more detail, Jennifer Regan, the founder of 81 Rose Garden, said: “An asymmetrical bob is shorter in length than some other bobs and cut into an uneven shape, so one side is longer than the other. It’s a classic style and puts a twist on a normal bob making it fun and expressive.”

There’s two options for wearing this style; a jaw-length asymmetrical bob is best worn straight with a deep side parting and a sharp blunt edge line. “Tuck the shorter side behind one ear to scream sophistication,” suggests Jessica. “Wearing a hair accessory on the shorter side can really make a statement, too.”

A longer asymmetric bob should also be worn with a deep side parting. “It looks stunning with loose beach waves created using GHD platinum straighteners. This super on-trend look gives an effortless beach vibe yet still oozes glam,” says Jessica.

“Use a dry shampoo (I recommend Sebastian Professional Drynamic) to spray the roots to give extra lift. Gently brush out the ends so the waves look a bit less ‘beachy’ and more ‘girls’ night out’.”

Kelly May at Neville Hair and Beauty even suggests taking the trend one step further by sprucing up your hair colour at the same time.

She said: “Asymmetrical short hair in itself is quite the statement hairstyle but when you pair it with a vivid hair colour, you have yourself a seriously on-trend style. Perfect for those who want to not only embrace a new shape but change up their whole look.”

Ready for the chop?


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