With her rockstar-chic, model-off-duty vibe, Karlie Kloss has worked every shape and style of the edgy bob over the past several years. The model muse started with one-length symmetrical strands, skimming her jawbone. As this cut grew out, the bob turned into a lob (long bob), dusting her shoulders. More recently, Lauren Conrad has been sporting our new favorite way to wear the bob.
Straight, Smooth, & Sleek
This is the more polished version of the edgy bob and works great for any texture. Take large sections and blow them out smooth and straight, finishing by running a straightening iron through strands for added smoothness.
Classic & Sophisticated
Great on most textures unless hair is very thick, this look is flawless and chic but can appear unavoidably old-fashioned if there is too much volume on the ends. To keep this style edgy, don't create volume on the roots and sides. As you blow out your hair, let ends sit on the brush for a minute before rolling them under. My go-to brush for this type of sleek movement is the Ibiza boar-bristle brush.
Starlet Retro Waves
The retro Hollywood wave on shorter hair is created the same way as on longer hair. Using a curling iron to make finger waves, the end result looks best with a side-part and hair tucked behind one ear. When working with an iron, curl toward the face — remembering that the smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl, so choose your tools appropriately. Once you've finished with the iron, brush out curls and apply shine spray. My favorite product is Gloss Appeal by Kérastase. Expert tip: Spritz hairspray on your Mason Pearson before brushing out curls to help maintain the smoothness.
Beachy, Weekender Waves
This look is a true, tousled wave and should not be a defined curl. To create the messy, beachy vibe, take an unstructured approach as you wrap hair around your iron in different directions, leaving out ends for added messiness. For ultimate rockstar edge, use pomade to piece out hair and showcase texture. My go-to is Short Mania by Kérastase. Apply a dime-sized amount in your hands, rubbing them together to emulsify the product. Flip head over and run the product through the ends for extra bedhead.