The 5 Hair Colour Trends You’re Going To See Everywhere This Spring
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.’
Anthony Nader surely knows the secret to Robbie’s casual waves.
As seen in WHO magazine.
There are many reasons for getting a new haircut and colour – from a breakup to a wedding, case a hair disaster or a change of season.
For Mamamia Women’s Network Deputy Editor in Chief Kate Spies, try it was when people started to compliment her non-existent balayage.
“I had been horribly lazy and it had been over six months (I know!) since I had last seen a hairdresser. People kept commenting on my balayage and I would have to awkwardly admit that it was actually regrowth and by no means intentional,” she says.
We got the [G]low-down from Kate and her hairdresser Stella Greenwood, senior colourist at RAW, celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader’s salon, about how she went from long and blonde to the owner of a fierce ice white lob.
What made you decide to make a big change?
“I’m a big fan of a breakup hair change (I have got a bob and gone bright red post-breakup in the past), but this time I was just sick of looking at my unkempt lank hair in the mirror.”
What sorts of things were you looking at to get inspiration for your big change?
“The Glow, of course! And I get most of my hair inspo from Instagram, either from celeb pages or beauty/style profiles.”
Did you take any images to the hairdresser?
“I didn’t take any images, but Stella and I had a discussion about what I was after: I wanted the regrowth fixed up (obviously), but I also wanted to have a couple of shades of blonde in my hair. I hate block colour. We decided on quite an icy/white blonde and also a warmer peach tone. I think the combo works. My poor hair was very dead so the big chop just had to happen.”
Who is your hair muse?
I have always always loved Sienna Miller’s hair — I don’t think she’s ever had a bad look.
Q&A with Stella
How long did Kate’s transformation take?
“Kate was at the salon for approximately there hours for the colour and haircut.”
What is it about this new style that’s exciting for you?
“Her hair looks healthier, thicker and more on-trend. It gives a good style to the hair and at the same time it shows the blunt base line that I absolutely LOVE.”
What sort of inspiration did you have in mind while you were doing this client’s hair?
“Kate walked into the salon with the top half of her hair dark from about five inches of regrowth, and the bottom ends platinum blonde. I sure didn’t want to go platinum again, so it inspired me to go for a change. We went for a softer icy blonde with some peachy highlights to shimmer through. It’s the thing I love to see with different contrast of warm and cool colours in the hair.”
What did the transformation involve?
“This was a big transformation, as you can see, as Kate walked in looking so different compared to when she walked out! I did a 3/4 head of foils and did lots of them. She almost looked like she had a helmet of foils on her head! I used three different shades of blondes to give it that natural soft blonde look.”
How many inches of hair did you cut off?
“I chopped off seven inches of Kate’s hair to give her that gorgeous sharp, blunt bob look with no layers.”
Did you do anything else we need to know about?
“Yes, I used Olaplex. It’s an amazing product for blondes and I use it on all my blonde girls. You mix it with your colour and it works like magic! It’s a rebonder so it’s rebonding your hair bonds at the same time as the colour is doing the opposite. It gives the client a reassurance of zero breakage which we all love to hear.”
The Glow Team for the glow.com.au