Issue 83
Modern French
Silently express your rebellious inner being with a
historically loud but classy Bob and its modern day variations made for every woman.
Women of all ages, face shapes and forms are bobbing their hair under a sweeping wave that is this summer’s hottest trend. Last year, Victoria’s Secret angel Karlie Kloss was among the first to undergo the dramatic change. This spring, Toni Garrn, the face of Ann Taylor, bobbed her blonde hair, among countless Hollywood starlets who are reinventing the cut with a legion of variations.
Short hair distinctly expresses a woman’s maturity and sophistication, as young women tended to favor long hair and older women tended to favor shorter lengths. Chopping off long hair, therefore, carries a legacy of change - both personal and social.

Originated in 1900s, the French-born bob has been an elegant and a classic haircut for aging women symbolizing empowerment and independence at every age. The bob or the longer bob (LOB) - medium length (just above shoulders), super short bob, with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight or curly - are said to suit any face shape or form.
For starters, attempt a faux bob with soft waves and tuck the length under the nape of your neck held with bobby pins. If you are afraid of the super short bob, consider a LOB with a subtle angle and a slightly longer front strand than the back.

Off-center bangs will emphasize your bone structure. Try sweeping your bangs to the side to modernize the straight-hair look. To style the new cut, create loose texture to sexify the blunt bob with beachy curls and face framing layers.

Photography by Truls Qvale; styling by Fernando Torres; hair by Jamie McCormick using Hair Rehab / Frank Agency; make-up by Harsha Chavda using Mac Pro Cosmetics; model: Doug / Premier Model Management.
Words by Elona Voytovych