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There's only one way to go from lobs—and that's up!

Okay, technically there are two ways to go, but judging from the recent debuts of shorter 'dos from Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Alba, up is the way to go. 

Hudgens showed off her new cut on Instagram with a caption many a lob-weary stylist has been waiting for: "Who needs a lob when you can have a bb (blunt bob)!!"

We're happy to see so many stars and commonfolk alike embrace shorter styles; not since the '90s have short cuts been so widely popularized.

Lauren Conrad made the big chop with help from stylist Kristin Ess a while back, and Ess has taken to her blog, The Beauty Department, to talk a bit about it. 

Key bob takeaways from Kristin Ess:

  • Bob, defined: The hair should clear the shoulders.
  • Who should NOT rock a bob? Extra-wide shoulders and short necks don't pair well with a bob. Recommend something else to your client.
  • Style essentials: A 1-inch flatiron is key for creating carefree texture. Also suggest your client stock up on a good mousse and pomade.
  • See you soon! Bobs grow fast; you'll want to see newly bobbed clients every 4-6 weeks if they want to stay out of lob territory.

Have you had many clients asking for a bb cut or blunt bob? Make sure you let us know in the comments and share your transformations in our community section!

 

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