One-length bobs will forever be a favorite hairstyle of ours, but when it comes to embracing an untraditional look, we’re all about the asymmetrical short hair look. When snipped correctly by a stylist, an asymmetrical bob is the perfect modern haircut for a fresh new beauty look. And it turns out there are quite a few different ways to style an angled asymmetrical bob haircut. So, whether you want to make an entrance with a pop of color or turn heads with super-sleek strands, we have the tips to help you rock a new signature asymmetrical bob haircut.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #1: ADD COLOR
Asymmetrical short hair in and of itself is quite the statement haircut, but when you pair it with a vivid hair color, you have yourself a seriously on-trend ‘do. Perfect for those who want to not only embrace a new shape but change up their whole look, try following up your cut with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper or Violet Soft Black, or take it to a whole new level with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Purple or Blue.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #2: ANGLE IT
An asymmetrical bob is marked by being longer on one side. Instead of a geometric cut that harshly calls attention to the different lengths, opt for an angled haircut. This way your asymmetrical short hair will be gradually cut in different lengths for a seamless transition between sides. So very chic of you!
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #3: ROCK IT WITH BANGS
While they have the scissors handy, ask your stylist to keep snipping, only this time along your forehead. Asymmetrical bobs look especially of the moment with heavy, straight-across bangs. And if you’ve looked at social media lately, then you’re well aware that there’s no better time to give fringe a go than right now.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #4: TUCK IT BEHIND YOUR EARS
Sometimes when you have an angled asymmetrical bob, you might not be able to notice the difference in lengths all that much. That’s why you should consider tucking it behind your ears. The subtle pull-back will draw attention to the different lengths, allowing you to really show off your trendy asymmetrical short hair.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #5: WEAR IT WITH A DEEP SIDE PART
While center-parted asymmetrical bobs can be quite stylish, we majorly fangirl over deeply parted ‘dos. When you add a deep side part to your asymmetrical bob, you’ll be able to draw more attention to the longer side of your hair by positioning it on the deeper side of your part. Let it cascade over your face for a truly posh appearance.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #6: STYLE IT WITH WAVES
Even when you love your hairstyle, you might want to switch it up a bit. While asymmetrical bobs look gorgeous when they’re straight, they look beautiful wavy, too. Spritz L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto damp hair and let your hair air dry for added texture and shape sans heat.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #7: ADD VOLUME
Volume isn’t only reserved for girls with down-to-there hair. To add the appearance of volume to your asymmetrical bob, apply an egg-sized dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair, then blow-dry your hair!
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #8: ACCENT IT WITH RAZORED ENDS
Asymmetrical bobs, despite being varying lengths, have a way of looking very clean cut. So, if you prefer an edgier ‘do, just ask your stylist to razor the ends after cutting your lengths.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #9: MAKE IT LOOK SLEEK AND SHINY
This haircut is sure to shine all on its own thanks to how trendy it is, but why not make it literally shine, too? With a dime-sized amount of the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-In-Serum smoothed through damp tresses, your sleek hair goals can be achieved.
ASYMMETRICAL BOB TIP #10: FAKE IT
Not ready to make the cut? No worries! You can still rock this hairstyle by tucking your hair into your collar (sounds silly, but all the models are doing it) or flipping your ends up and pinning them on the underside of your cut. You know what they say, fake it till you make it!
Next up: Learn more about faking shorter hair by reading our article on How to Wear a Faux Lob Hairstyle.