Long live the blunt bob! The style is iconic for a reason—it's flattering on everyone, easy to maintain, and thanks to the recent versions rocked by Kim Kardashian, Jemima Kirke, Fergie, and many others, it has an especially current edge. The fall 2016 upgrade dips slightly longer in the front, gradually getting shorter as it reaches the back, though it's not as dramatic as the "Pob" or "posh bob" popularized by Victoria Beckham years ago. "This Sassoon look never goes out of style. A blunt-cut bob will always be modern and classic," says Tyler Colton, hairstylist for Honey Artists. "What's great about the blunt cut is that it can be worn sleek, but also with beach waves, or a deconstructed texture." Although it looks completely one-level at the ends, the style isn't exactly as blunt as it appears. Colton recommends asking for an "invisible layering" technique so that the difference in length is there, but soft enough to go unnoticed.
The cut works on all hair textures, but keep in mind that it can add some weight to thicker or curlier hair, so you may want to ask your stylist to enlist an undercutting or thinning method. "Super thick or curly hair has the tendency to become more triangular with this style," says Amy Bradbury, senior stylist at Brooklyn-based salon Kennaland. "Depending on the length and styling method, it could be a little more difficult as everyday care." But that doesn't mean it isn't worth the extra effort. Honey Artists hairstylist Corey Tuttle recommends giving your roots a little lift if your hair falls into one of the aforementioned categories to help balance out the ends. You'll also want to keep your face shape in mind when going for this look. "If you have an oval-shaped face, definitely go longer between the jaw and collarbone," Colton advises, "If you have a long face, take the blunt cut closer toward the jawline."