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The Executive Bob Is Fall’s Most In-Demand Haircut

This bob means business.

If the more rough-and-ready, lived-in haircuts of the moment—think rock-star shags or mussed-up curtain bangs—simply aren’t for you, then perhaps an executive bob will tempt you? Set to be the style for fall, and already popular with the street-style set, the executive look lends polish and finesse to the bob, which in its most traditional form is all one length.

Ask any stylish woman and she’ll tell you she has established a “uniform” to make getting dressed each day a straightforward affair. The executive bob is the beauty equivalent of this approach for hair. It is sleek, minimal, flyaway-free and speaks for itself. Understated but with undeniable impact, this is a cut that means business.

“Bobs, generally, are an uncomplicated cut and they lend themselves to different characters, moods and styles,”

says hairstylist Luke Hersheson, who explains that the executive bob isn’t necessarily defined by its shape but by its overall mood and finish. It's cut with precision (but not too much) and without fuss, so you won’t find layers or face-framing pieces with this cut, but you will find healthy shine, movement and a certain level of polish.

“What’s really important for a haircut like this is the color,”

says Hersheson.

“It’s all about allover block color, to achieve a sense of uniformity. If you throw in balayage or highlights, it starts to feel too done. Instead, it’s a great cut to try to enhance an allover color look.”

This also makes it lower-maintenance and easier to keep looking fresh.

Whether you go short with your executive bob or slightly longer, the important bit is to channel that business (read: boss) energy. “The best way to style them is with a classic blow dry,” Hersheson says. “It works best when it’s straight, so you can also use straighteners and curl the ends under slightly—you want to achieve a bevel on the ends but without it looking too bouncy.”

The perfect style for September-October’s back-to-school mood and the season ahead, the executive bob is your next signature style, just waiting to happen.

Get yourself an executive bob today with The Shampoo Lounge.

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Article written by Hannah Coates for Glamour


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