Nothing at all against long, flowing mermaid hair, but ever since I went shorter late last year, I’ve been having so much more fun with my locks. I’d grown my hair out for years so it did take some courage to make the cut, but now that I’ve done it there’s been no looking back. I love the way a shorter do adds dimension and interest to a look, and I personally feel much more “myself” with it.. not to mention I now save a ton of time when it comes to washing and drying it!
For spring, I wanted to give my hair a slight refresh by taking it up another inch and adding some texture, and I’m so happy with the cut. My stylist is Roberto from Nadia Albano Style – I’ve been going to him for years. Sometimes I feel like a stylist is only particularly good at a certain type of cut, but I’ve gotten to the point where I basically trust him to do whatever he suggests and I’ve loved it every time. I highly recommend booking an appointment!
If you don’t happen to live in Vancouver, here are Roberto’s tips on what to tell your stylist to get this cut: “to get Jen’s chin length choppy ‘do, ask your stylist to incorporate invisible layers into your cut. Layering helps to remove weight and keep length. I used the ‘sliced through’ layering technique with Jen’s hair, giving it that modern texture. It removes weight without a Christmas tree effect. The hair will appear to be one length, but has the texture to make it feel a bit undone. Also, make sure you determine with your stylist beforehand on how angled to want your finished bob to be. If it’s too long in the front versus the back, it may appear like dog ears. Of course, if you’re unsure of how to ask, bring in reference pictures, and also come into the salon wearing your hair the way that you normally do, so that your hairdresser can get a feel for your personal style.”
I think I’d eventually like to go even shorter… what do you think? And many of you have asked for a hair tutorial on how I style this cut, so stay tuned for that in the near future!
Photos by Brian Chan