Try Leighton Meester’s Sleek New Bob
Beautiful actress Leighton Meester is known for her role as Blair Waldorf in the CW’s Gossip Girl, and for her singing career which has included duets with Robin Thick and Li’l Wayne. She is also known for her long brunette hair, which is why many were surprised when she recently arrived on the red carpet with a smart, shoulder-length bob cut.
A short bob cut is a great choice for any woman looking to trim a few inches off the end of her hair but who’s not quite ready to have short hair with limited choices for style. A bob is also a good option for professional women who want something that looks a bit more serious, without that messy, bed-head style that may be seen as sexy and sultry. The bob cut is still feminine and can be dressed up in many ways, but is also seen as more serious and business-like.
If you want to try Leighton’s style, consider a bob cut that is down to your shoulders rather than shorter. A blunt cut will give you better bone structure as it highlights your face’s lines and angles. For more movement and volume, try a cut with some longer layers at the bottom. This will help to lighten up your hair so it’s not flat on the head. If you have a round or square face, some choppy layers can give you the volume your face needs by contrast.
Wearing your bob cut straight is a great choice but you can also add curls for a fun option. Even slight curls at the ends will give you some body and volume and a fun look. For more formal events, you might set your entire head of hair with hot rollers for tighter, fuller curls. Experiment with different curled looks when you have a bob cut; use a crimper or a straight iron for a more wavy look, or try large hot rollers for volume rather than actual curls.
You might even change up your look when you have a sleek bob cut. Try a deep side part for something more dramatic, or pull your hair back from your face and clip it with a barrette at the crown. For a very casual look, try a small braid on the top of your head so it blends in with your hair.
Leighton dresses up her bob by adding a few slight waves, and you can do the same. It’s a very versatile cut that works for anyone of any age, and can help you to transition from long hair to shorter styles. If it works for Leighton, you know it will work for you!