The asymmetric bob has been a fan favorite for ages—while the “Posh Spice” haircut à la Victoria Beckham may have pioneered a movement in recent history, ’20s flappers sported sharp, gradually longer front pieces with their edgy short chops. So when the lob became the most requested haircut in the early 2010s, an asymmetric variation was a natural progression.
When styled straight and sleek, the asymmetric lob is edgy and chic, but when you style it with beachy, tousled waves, the look is just as en vogue—you really can’t go wrong. And as recently evidenced by the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jourdan Dunn, we’re dubbing this cut the style of the summer.
Check out the celeb-approved cut below along with some styling tips!
Chrissy Teigen recently Instagrammed a video of herself showing off her new short lob with the caption, “New cut!! Asked for the khloe-rosie, side of chrissy khlosey and @jenatkinhair knew exactly what I meant.” Atkin jokes that it’s a “don’t cut the front” ‘do, and we have to say, it’s working for this hot mama. To get that effortless texture, try spritzing on some Ouai Wave Spray ($26).
Rosie’s asymmetric lob is perfectly coiffed with sleek, straightened strands. Smooth down your own locks with the Ghd Azores Stylers ($149).
Khloé Kardashian ditched her extensions for this stunning short chop with textured waves. To add some oomph to your own roots, we love adding a bit of dry shampoo like Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo ($32).
Jourdan Dunn opted for simple, sleek strands at the amfAR Gala—a perfect juxtaposition with her stunning black one-sleeve gown. To get a similar look, try working some Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream ($23) throughout your mane.
JLaw took her bold short ‘do a step further by dousing her locks in a frosty blond color. Should you choose to go for a dye job along with your new summer chop, we recommend Oribe’s Shampoo for Beautiful Color ($42).