This Should Be the Length of Your Next Bob, According to the Emmys
Take a cue from Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Hyland and Robin Wright.
If the Emmys red carpet was any indication, the bob is going nowhere. Lobs may have been the entry point for many, but actresses from Aubrey Plaza and Taylor Schilling to Jaimie Alexander and Sarah Hyland are killing it with their modernized classic cuts.
Even Lady Gaga debuted a new platinum bob at the awards show. Says celebrity hair stylist Ryan Richman, who styled Hyland’s hair for the occasion, “I love it! I lost track of how many bobs I saw on the red carpet today! And even some attendees without bobs opted for faux bobs. It’s definitely the hair trend of the moment.”
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From the sheer number of women rocking the chop on the red carpet it’s clear — long hair seems more or less out. Alexander’s and Robin Wright’s slicked-back ‘dos felt fresh and fashion-inspired while Schilling, Zoe Kazan and Sarah Paulson’s were more like the Modern Family star’s style, with movement and some volume.
“I wanted Sarah’s hair to be tousled and a little undone to offset her sleek and elegant Zac Posen dress,” says Richman, who used L’Oréal Paris Txt It Hyper Fix Putty ($4) to create the look. But beyond products, which he says really help change up the style dramatically, there are technical details that have to be there to have the ideal bob.
“I think the length and shape are the most important parts of this look,” he says. ”You really only have one or two inches of room to play. The length should be below the ears but above the shoulders for ideal movement. Too short and it doesn’t move; too long and it hits your shoulders and starts to flip up.” Time to make a salon appointment.