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Model Lara Bingle Shows Off Her Bob

There’s no doubt that the lob was a stand-out style in 2013, but 2014 is all about the bob. Australian model Lara Bingle has always been a trendsetter, but the “Bingle Bob” has sent hairdressers into overdrive. Lara chopped off her famous blonde locks a little over a month ago as she holidayed in Europe, but since returning home to Sydney she’s gone even shorter.

Bingle, who swears by the Evo hair care range, credits her new locks to Jaye Edwards of Edwards and Co., who gave us the inside scoop on Lara’s new ‘do. “With this bob style haircut, it is always better to go at least an inch from the shoulder to ensure the hair does not start to kick out. Keep it blunt, but texture needs to be added through the ends. This will stop it looking too ‘mumsy’ and also keep it looking fresh for longer. When styling, use a volumizing spray, rough dry, and smooth the ends out slightly. If you need to, use a curling wand on a low heat to create a sweeping soft side wave around your face. Finish off with some dry shampoo.”

If you’re considering going for the chop, here’s what you need to know.

Longer hair means heavier hair: Shorter hair is lighter, and if you have curls or waves, they’ll get looser with less weight. Long hair will weigh down the curls and waves to be more relaxed, but short hair is going to make your hair texture tighter.

Shorter hair means more frequent cuts: It’s important that you have a hairstylist that you like when you have a shorter cut because you’ll be spending a lot more time in the stylist’s chair. With long hair you can go much longer without a trim, but a shorter hairstyle means you need to maintain a certain length.

Your hair won’t take as long to style: A definite advantage of short hair is that it takes less time to dry your hair. Try to blow dry your hair until it is about 50% dry and then run some styling products through it. Let the rest of your hair dry naturally and you’re out the door.

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