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WHO WANTS MARGOT ROBBIE’S LOB? Anthony’s latest hair cutting tips seen DAILY MAIL

Looking to take years off your face and achieve a fresh, new look? It might be time to cut all your long hair off.

The lob (or long bob) is enjoying a moment right now, with Mintel reporting that hairdressers around the world are finding more and more women want to cut serious inches from their hair in order to create a chin-length bob.

As the lob soars in popularity, FEMAIL speaks to leading hairdresser, Anthony Nader, to find out why the celebrity-loved hairstyle suits and flatters every face shape and age.

The most recent star to try the lob is actress, Margot Robbie, who chopped several inches off between the BAFTAS and the Oscars with transformative results.

‘I love a lob,’ celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader, told FEMAIL.

‘We’ve done the sharp jawline graphic-edged bob, and now it’s all about letting your length grow so it gently sweeps your shoulders.’

The hairdresser revealed that ‘the beauty of the popular style is that you have the length to alter the base line to meet your facial feature requirements’:

‘The length point at the very front can tip lower than the rest, so you have the illusion of “longer” in the front and shorter in the nape of the neck.’

Anthony also pointed out that you can also ‘keep the base line completely even and horizontal, so it sits at one sleek length all the way round.’

A good purveyor of this style is Margot Robbie, whose chin-length style suits her face perfectly.

But it’s not only twenty-somethings like Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift who suit the lob.

Anthony pointed out that women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond all suit the style – with women including Madonna, Kim Cattrall and Rose Byrne all wearing the cut.

‘You can have so much fun styling with or without layers,’ he said.

‘Having layers will definitely give your strands more volume and texture, while keeping your lob all one length will keep its appearance sleek and polished.

‘But be warned that when you have a one length lob, you’ll be working harder in the mornings to get a shape,’ he added.

‘This is because of the extra weight.’

For those thinking they would like to try the lob, a few words of warning and pieces of advice.

If you have a long or oval face, the pros recommend asking for longer bob, with layering to add volume.

Round or heart-shaped faces would do well to ask for a blunt finish, a la Margot Robbie.

‘Keep in mind that the smaller and more petite your face, the more you should have a style that doesn’t cover up all your facial features,’ Anthony said.

‘Fringes can definitely work – but on face shapes where your forehead is wider and longer, this works a treat.’

Finally, Anthony revealed that with a textured lob, the good news is that your styling can get ‘a whole lot easier’:

‘Invest in a sea salt spray or volume mousse and scrunch in your product into damp hair and you’re set to go,’ he said.

‘If you have a few extra minutes in the morning, blow dry your hair and scrunch it up while it’s drying.’

FIVE MOST UNIVERSALLY FLATTERING HAIRCUTS

 

Anthony is all up for the “Hair Hugging” kinda haircuts as seen in mamamia.com.au

 

Tortoiseshell hair. The shag. Coloured roots. Haircut and colour trends will always come and go, but what if you’re just after something simple that can suit, well, anyone?

You know, something universally flattering that you’ll be able to look back at in photos in years to come without shaking your head fervently or cringing.

Here to guide us in what styles will always be “in” (just like the Little Black Dress or a crisp white shirt) are hair experts with decades of industry experience between them.

1. The long bob.

“The classic long bob (lob) is the universal haircut that pretty much suits everyone. It’s a look that can be styled a lot of different ways and suits pretty much every texture of hair,” explains Joey Scandizzo, ELEVEN Australia co-Creative Director and three-time Hairdresser of the Year.

“You can wear it smooth and sleek or alternatively my favourite way to style this look is to spray the hair with I Want Body Volume Spray ($24.95) from ELEVEN Australia. It adds a perfect dry texture that brings a modern edge to the cut.”

2. Hair cuts that “hug”.

“I’ve always been a big fan of ‘hair hugging’ haircuts that tend to sit closely to the skin and with soft edges. I’m also not the Hair Police in saying what’s in and what’s not, as at the end of the day a haircut has to work within your day to day routine,” explains celebrity stylist and owner of Raw Salon, Anthony Nader.

“This hair length can be any length which is what I like the freedom of. You can be sporting a short pixie, a bob, or extreme long layered hair – as long as the base line is soft and worn-in that’s the key. No blunt hard lines that tend to stay stagnant and rigid in appearance.”

3. Texture and subtle layers are key.

“Hairstyles are dependent on individuals’ face shape and lifestyles but a textured look can be really flattering and easy to maintain. Introducing a few layers around the face will also add definition,” explains Renya Xydis, celebrity hairstylist and Creative Director for Wella Professionals.

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4. Longer hair is always ‘in’.

“Longer hair can work for many face shapes, especially those that have less defined jaw lines. To draw the eye down, it is best to incorporate longer layers,” says Xydis.

A straight cut with some subtle layers is easy to achieve and maintain.

5. The root fade.

“I’ve always been a fan of the root fade technique. This is where the roots are left (colour free) and you just have the mid-lengths and ends painted in the desired colour tones,” explains Nader.

“This way the maintenance is so low and it also works well for the time poor consumer that doesn’t have time to make six weekly appointments.”

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Edwina Carr Barraclough for mamamia.com.au