Trend Alert: How to Style the New Bob

A slew of stars, top models, and style influencers have recently lopped off their signature long locks —and we wholeheartedly approve of these edgy bobs. If you're looking to take some weight off your shoulders (literally!) in the new year, this is your kind of trend. Celeb stylist Kylee Heath—Diane Kruger, Sofia Vergara, and Hayden Panettiere’s fave hair guru—explains how to master the new bob, with cues from three of our favorite trendsetters.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss: Effortlessly Cool

"This style is for the low-maintenance girl with straight to slightly wavy hair," says Heath. She recommends spraying on a texturizing spray like Bumble and bumble surf spray right when you get out of the shower, then letting hair dry naturally. "That way, your bangs don’t become more work than they’re worth," she says.

Into the Gloss Founder Emily Weiss: Supersleek

"This look is best worn smooth," says Heath. Work a cream or serum, such as Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique - Protect, through damp hair, then blow-dry making sure the roots lie flat. Create a deep side part with a comb and use a straightening iron to smooth hair out from mid-shaft to ends. Need additional smoothing help? Try Kérastase Elixir Ultime – Prime after blow-drying as a leave-in treatment.

Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso: Straight-Up Sassy

"Sophia’s bob is great for wavy to curly hair," notes Heath. Right out of the shower, apply Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Mousse from roots to ends, comb the product through, and create a deep side part. Either let hair dry naturally, or with your blow dryer on low, lightly scrunch sections of hair while you have the air blowing on each section. Keep hair frizz-free with EVOLVh's Ultimate Styling Lotion. This look can also be accomplished on naturally straight hair by using a one-inch barrel curling iron with some texturizing spray on dry hair.

Photos: 10 Crosby Derek Lam (Emily Weiss), Nastygal.com (Sophia Amoruso), Getty Images (Karlie Kloss)

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