If you are in complete hair envy over Kylie Jenner's new blunt bob, you are definitely not alone because girl looks seriously chic. Though her long hair is, of course, mermaid-status gorgeous, I always thought Kylie looked best with shorter hair, so I was totally stoked that she decided to bring it back. If you're ready to call up the salon and book yourself a Kylie-style cutting sesh, there are definitely some things you need to consider first.
Jenner seriously wasn't kidding when she recently admitted that she has a need to change her hair frequently, and the 18-year-old reality TV star totally proved her point by chopping her long locks off into a short, blunt bob over the weekend. I know what you're thinking — everyone in Hollywood has a bob, and they definitely do, but here's why Kylie's is a little bit different: It's blunt. A lot of bobs we've seen on celebrities are textured or heavily layered up, but Kylie's blunt version is a bit more sleek, with an old Hollywood glamor to it. It's super unexpected for her since she usually tends more towards an edgier style, and that's part of why I love it so much.
If you're thinking about getting a Kylie Jenner-inspired blunt bob, here are a handful of things to think about before you make the chop.
1. It's A Lot Of Maintenance
You think short hair is low-maintenance...until you've had short hair. And while textured cuts can be a little messy and have movement, blunt chops need to be styled for that sleek look.
2. It Might Flip Out Instead Of In
Rihanna's flipped out bob is fine and all, but that's a totally different look than Kylie's '60s-style bob. Make sure to use a round brush to blow your ends under, or bend them inwards with a straightener or curling iron.
3. The Thick Hair Triangle
If you have super thick hair like me, blunt cuts can create what I like to call "triangle head," where your hair literally poofs out to the sides and you look like a triangle. While I prefer to keep my hair layered, blunt cuts aren't off-limits for girls with thick hair. Just make sure you're smoothing and styling it everyday so it lays flat and behaves. (Again: back to the high maintenance factor).
4. Be Prepared For Regular Cuts
While longer hair can go a month or two longer than it should between cuts without anyone really noticing, a bob is only a bob for so long. The minute it hits your shoulder, you now have a lob. So be ready to trim it more frequently.
5. You'll Need To Find New Ways To Style It
It's going to feel heavy around your face, and you won't be able to pull it up into a high ponytail or bun without it slipping from your hair tie, but no worries — you can always pull it back into a low ponytail or secure it with a barrette.
6. You'll Have To Invest In A Heat Protector
If you're going to be styling that frequently, you need to protect your hair from damage.
7. You May Have To Wash More Frequently
I only wash my hair once every week or two, but it's also long and thick. Short hair can get dirtier a lot faster, so you may have to lather up more often.
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