While hair color and style trends are ever changing, there are certain cuts and lengths that will always be considered cool. One of those styles is undeniably the castle bob—it always looks effortlessly chic and has an air of sophistication surrounding it. Named after famous ballroom dancer Irene Castle who popularized this cut in the ’20s, the castle bob is a short-to-medium style hair length with some fringe at the front. We saw a resurgence in the bob’s popularity a few years back and it hasn’t lost any steam. Fashion’s coolest people are still loving this short, polished hairstyle and it’s expected to be one of the biggest hair trends for spring.
One of the best parts of the castle bob (and probably one of the factors that makes it so widely loved) is that it looks amazing on every face shape and hair type. Whether your face is more oval, square, or round, a castle bob is sure to flatter your angles. The same goes for texture—fine, straight, thick, curly, whatever, a castle bob mixes well with hair of all types. There are a few variations of bobs you can request depending on how you plan on styling it. You can add bangs, slightly longer pieces up front, or some fringe around the face to make this style your own and the most complimentary to your unique face and style.
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Styling your castle bob will depend on what look you’re going for, but generally there are a few products that will help you along the way. A good hair oil will add shine and help tame and hydrate the ends of you hair—Kératase, Bumble & Bumble and Playa make great options for this. A volume spray will also help lift and thicken your style, so brands like Amika and Alterna are good choices. Finally, finishing off your style with a texture spray will add some grit and dimension to your hair. If you’re looking for texturizing products that not only work well but smell great, try IGK, Sachajuan, or Oribe.
Sweater: Camila Coelho Collection | Bag: Dior | Hat: Ruslan Baginskiy
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