For a woman, having a bad hair day can ruin her entire day and a good hairstyle is therefore very essential. There are many hair trends and styles that become popular for a short period of time and then they fizzle out. One hairstyle that has emerged as a clear winner in terms of popularity, as well as functionality is the long inverted bob. The best example of a celebrity who carries off this haircut with aplomb is Rihanna. Many women inspired by Rihanna, get it done, but unfortunately it is not suitable for everyone.
It is a variation of the classic bob, which is shorter in length. Traditionally, a bob haircut retains the same length at the back and front. The long inverted haircuts or the graduated bob haircut on the other hand is cut very short at the back, almost to the nape and is left long at the front. It is cut asymmetrically and it has a lot of height in the crown area. The longer section at the front, frames the face, softening the look of this haircut. The reason it is called a long inverted bob is because it is just opposite to the traditional bob hairstyle and is much longer at the front.
This inverted bob hairstyle is one of the most sexy and glamorous styles and it is also called The Pob, since it was worn by Victoria Beckham. It is suitable for those women who are not afraid to experiment, and have thick hair with sharp or gamine features. It does not suit the women with round face or thin hair. As it accentuates the bone structure of a woman, therefore it is suitable for those women who have high cheekbones and a sharp jawline. This style is also quite a high maintenance one and a regular trim is necessary to maintain the best looks.
Styling it With Bangs
The best thing about it is that you can play around with different looks. Ask your stylist to give you an inverted bob with fringe cut asymmetrically for a chic and sophisticated look. To style this look, all you need to do is part your hair on the side and the bangs will fall over one eye. Use a hairspray with a good hold to keep the bangs in place. This is a very good style for those women who have a triangular face shape as it diverts attention from the prominent chin and accentuates the eyes. The celebrities who are seen with this style are Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Katie Holmes.
Other ways to add some more oomph to it is to opt for highlights. Highlights in blonde or chocolate, done at strategic sections at the front gives this style a whole new look. This sophisticated hairdo is incredibly versatile as you can opt to have to have a parting at the center or at the side. Further, it is all about volume at the crown and the length at the front, so you need to invest in a good volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
This haircut is ideal for those women who are looking for style that is functional yet chic. It makes the face look younger and brings out the bone structure. Moreover, it is a very trendy style and is just right for a fashionable and style-conscious woman.