.Looking for a versatile cut that is just long enough to pull into a ponytail? This lob is for you - be sure your stylist adds layers in the back as well as the front, to add movement. It can go beachy and messy or polished and smooth — just keep those layers long.
What to ask for: A long bob with long layers throughout.
Want to grow out your long bob? This is great for fall because it's a nice transition. The collarbone length has all the feeling of being long without actually being long.
What to ask for: A blunt, mid-length cut with short choppy layers along the crown.
If you love the signature bedhead look, but you're not ready for a lob, try this cut instead. The back is shorter than the front, so it's great for someone who doesn’t want to go too short, but still wants more of an edge. Note that the cut works on all hair types and textures, but is easiest to style if you have naturally straight or wavy locks.
What to ask for: An A-line, mid-length cut
This season is all about mid-length (no more boring reputation for this one) bobs, lobs, bangs, and choppy layers galore — particularly the longer in the front, shorter in the back A-line cut.
Just when you thought you’d figured out the difference between balayage, bronde, and ombre. There's a new trend stepping into the scene. “Ecaille”, tortoise shell hair - the rich new “it” shade is being rocked by some of Hollywood's most idolized starlets. Giselle, Jessica Alba and the new and improved Blake Lively.
If you’re thinking it's basically a brunette version of the ombre, you’re wrong. It's a much softer blend than a traditional ombre. Color is added to the roots to either richen up the natural color or add depth. Much more of a mixture of dimension rather than light ends.
While ombré was focused on gradually fading from dark to light, tortoise shell hair is all about the specific colors being highlighted—shades like caramel, honey, chocolate, and mahogany. The tones are much warmer and more golden than what we saw with ombré. If you want to hop on the ecaille trend, show your colorist photos of early adopters like Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Khloe Kardashian, who have the right mix of colors.