Have you been feeling the urge lately to chop all of your hair off for a new look? While this inclination often strikes us, it can be hard to decide which haircut to get next.
There are so many trendy looks out there and so many different ways to style them that picking a definitive choice can be difficult. The great thing is that hair always grows back, and if you have been considering a stacked bob, you will have a cute cut that will grow back nicely - as long as you find the right stylist.
Read on for some information about the stacked bob and some inspiration for how to style your new 'do.
What Is a Stacked Bob?
A stacked bob is similar to a regular bob, but can be much more flattering. When you think of a regular bob, you probably picture a blunt haircut where your hair meets your jawline in a straight line.
With a stacked bob, the back is stacked. This means that the length in the front is longer, and in the back gradual layers make your hair shorter so that from the side, your hair is angled forward.
This also gives plenty of dimension to your hair and can be a softer look for those who don't want a harsh look. It's also incredibly fashionable and can be styled in a number of ways.
How to Get a Stacked Bob Haircut
Finding the right stylist is always key to a new haircut. With a dramatic new look, you will probably want a hair stylist who has experience cutting someone with hair similar to yours. Read reviews on stylists near you to see who might be a good fit for your new hairdo.
Bring Photos With You
While it's important to be realistic about your expectations when getting a haircut, it can be helpful to bring along multiple photos to the salon. This gives your stylist a visual reference that will help them to give you what you want. Multiple angles, from the side, front, and back can also help so that you don't end up walking out of your appointment unsatisfied.
Consider Your Hair Texture
Haircuts will also lie differently depending on your hair texture. If you have very fine and straight hair, for instance, a style will look completely different on you than it would on someone with thick curly hair.
For those with thin and straight hair, a stacked bob can add layers and volume to your hair that will make it seem full and bouncy. On someone with curly hair, you will need to find a stylist who has experience with curly hair.
You will probably also need different layers so that the haircut still looks flattering. If you are unsure how to style your new cut so that it works with your hair texture, ask your stylist for tips while you're at the salon.
7 Ways to Rock a Stacked Bob
If you're confused about how to style your new haircut, here are some different options. It also helps you to know how to mix it up so that you don't get bored with your new look!
1. Blunt Bangs
If you're looking for a bold and editorial look, blunt bangs can be a great addition to your stacked bob. They will draw attention to your eyes, too, so if you want to bring out your peepers, this is a style to consider. This is also great for those with really thick hair who want to thin out the back part of their hairstyle.
2. Side-Swept Bangs
All bangs look good with this hairstyle! Side-swept bangs are great for a softer look that isn't so harsh. It can be more feminine and forgiving on different face shapes than blunt bangs can be. You can even pin your bangs back with bobby pins or a clip if you would rather go for the "no bangs" look for a day, so there's plenty of versatility with this style.
3. Highlights With the Bob
The stacked bob already adds tons of dimension since it's a naturally layered cut. But by adding highlight, you can take this dimension to another level.
Highlights will help to make your hair look more natural and can flatter your hair color and your face. Talk to your stylist about what shades you'd like to consider, and where you want your highlights placed.
You can get subtle highlights around your face to open your face up, or highlights all around your head to emphasize your layers and give you a sun-kissed look.
4. Short Bob With Undercut
This is for someone daring who wants an edgy cut that'll stand out. It's also perfect for summer since it will give you some relief on your neck!
A stacked bob that is extremely short in the back can have a shaved undercut to revel the bottom of your hair. This is not for someone who isn't bold, but can be a great statement haircut that no one will forget.
5. Soft Wavy Bob
Even if your hair is naturally straight, you can add some soft beachy waves for a new look. It may also make your hair look slightly shorter, so people will wonder if you got a fresh new haircut. Add soft waves around your head, focusing on the parts around your face and the top of your head. This will add volume while flattering your face at the same time.
6. Sleek Bob
No matter your natural texture, straightening your bob can give you an intense and fashionable style. By keeping it straight all around, you can really admire the work of your stylist. You can also add products to your hair that will give it an editorial shine that demands attention when you walk in the room.
7. Curly Bob
This look is perfect for a date, since the curls add a feminine and romantic touch to your hairstyle. Whether you use a curling iron or leave curlers in your hair overnight, this look can be effortless and still flattering. For a natural look, use your fingers to gently tease the curls apart so that you don't look like Shirley Temple.
Now that you know about the stacked bob and how to style it, you're probably itching to make an appointment at the salon!
No matter your face shape or hair texture, the right stylist can cut your hair into a stacked bob that is flattering on you.
The best part is that even after the cut, you can style it so many different ways. People will definitely have to take notice and may even want a stacked bob themselves!