By now you’ve seen all the celebs, models, your friends and strangers who have opted to either grow their hair a little longer or cut it off so that they have a bob cut. The thing is, life seems to be an endless struggle of hair cut frustrations. You find one that you like, but then you get bored of it. So you want to change it up, and then you end up with a haircut that you hate. It’s a vicious cycle full of ups and down, love and dislike and months of “please grow faster!”
An easy way to switch up the bob haircut or any haircut is to make it asymmetrical. This isn’t a big change but it’s just bold enough that you’ll feel you’ve got a new look, without losing length or style.
The Best Hair Type for Asymmetrical Bob
When you’re getting a new haircut, it’s important to consider your hair type. Any hair type can get an asymmetrical cut, but you’re going to want to get one that works with your hair texture and type.
Thick Hair: Somebody with thick hair should opt for a longer asymmetrical bob because the length will allow your (probably crazy) hair to lay easier. A rounded cut will use your hairs natural volume to give your asymmetrical bob a voluminous but tame look. Add long layers to lighten up your hair, but keep them to a minimal.
Fine Hair: Fine hair is generally easier to style but by adding soft waves to your asymmetrical cut, you’ll also add thickness. If you’ve been thinking about getting a few subtle highlights then add them with your asymmetrical bob. This will make your shorter cut look incredibly full. Keep the layers to a minimum – a few around the face and bangs should be adequate. Too many will make your asymmetrical bob look thin.
Curly Hair: If you have curly hair, then you know that you should proceed with caution when getting a shorter cut because it increases their intensity. Crazy curls are a favorite look at HairWorldMag, but we also know that they need to be tamed. An asymmetrical bob is actually a great way to have a short cut that still shows off your beautiful tresses. Keep the cut chin-length and longer and avoid layers.
The Best Face Shape for Asymmetrical Bobs
Round Face Shape: Ladies with round faces often have a difficult time with haircuts but while some are ultra flattering, the wrong cut can really emphasize the youthful and soft features of the round face shape. The round face looks superb with uneven cuts, which is why when you have a round face it is often recommended to get layers. If you have a deep side-part with your uneven asymmetrical cut, you will probably find that you have a haircut you’ve never loved more.
Long Face Shape: If you’re a lady with a longer face shape whether it is more rectangular or a long oval shape, you want to create width with your hair cut. The shorter length is great because longer hair elongates your shape, while a shorter cut with layers in the right place will make your face look more balanced. The asymmetrical cut will add width and volume.
Oval Face Shape: These ladies look great with every haircut, regardless of length or dramatization of the asymmetry cut – it’s going to look great!