The bob is the unmistakable and timeless hairstyle, one that can change your face and your look like a chameleon. Between the smooth, the wavy, the messy, the long, the short, the plunging, the retro ... the square has a thousand and one facets. True safe bet, it is one of the cuts that will always be trendy. But do you really know what a tapered bob is? Long fashionable in the 2000s (hello Veronica Mars), it is back on top of the trends according to the many photos found on Pinterest. And if you're stuck with hairstyle ideas, take a look through our photo slideshow for inspiration. Soon you are going to want to adopt it too!
From Shy’m to Louane, via Monica Bellucci, Laura Smet, Cameron Diaz, or even Emma Stone, celebrities dare all possible hairstyles. Many of them have succumbed to the trend of the tapered bob over the years. And from the red carpet to the street, there is often just one step. It must be said that the tapered square with slightly unstructured locks is ultra-easy to style. It's a cut that works on all faces and all hair types, especially those with a little too much volume. This square which does not require hours of styling and softens the features reveals your beauty.
We agree: it's not always easy to navigate technical terms and the tapered bob can very easily be confused with its degraded version. A tapered square is simply a "thinned out" square. That is, the hairdresser has removed mass from the hair to give the cut a fluid and full appearance. Using notched scissors, the pro will thin out thick, dense hair to customize the cut for the woman. Indeed, thinning is not really a cut in itself, it is rather a final touch to adapt the hairstyle to the style and the face of the person while giving substance to the hair.
Although the two terms rhyme and are easy to confuse, they don't have much else in common. They are even almost opposites since the gradient square allows to give volume to the hairstyle. Don't be fooled by the flood of photos on Pinterest and social networks where you can sometimes find degraded squares by looking for "tapered square". It's simple: for the tapered bob, we thin out the ends while for the second, the hairdresser or the hairdresser degrades the hair by cutting shorter strands in certain places in order to give shape to the hair. And yes, a bob can be layered and tapered, as it can be plunging and tapered, wavy and tapered, etc. Do you have any doubts? Don't hesitate to take pictures of your inspirations to the salon with you.
Those with fine hair tend to cringe just by hearing the verb "to thin" ... they are wrong: it is not a bad word! Even fine hair can claim a tapered bob, as long as it's cut properly by a pro who has mastered their art. The unraveling must, in fact, be personalized according to the hair of the client because it can give (if we do not abuse it) a volume effect to fine hair as well as bringing lightness to thick hair. This cut, which deconstructs the tips, also has the advantage of sublimating all body types because it softens square faces and those with angular jaws and also breaks the roundness of infant's faces.
Thinning remains a technique to be favored on thick hair. The primary purpose of this finish is to give lightness to a, particularly dense mass. It breaks the helmet effect that a square can give to this hair. On the other hand, it will be more difficult to wear on very curly hair.
With its unstructured effect, the tapered bob can be worn as well wavy, wavy, as smooth. With him, no bad hair day since even a hairstyle "disheveled" is unmistakable. Straight or wavy, it will be perfect for a night out - knowing that waves are ideal for giving body to fine hair. It can also be perfectly embellished with bangs to provide more structure and emphasize the look. With him, all styles are possible and all bangs too. Short, long, smooth, asymmetrical, the fringe can be modulated according to your desires.
All colors are possible but it is better to favor a sparkling coloring to give character to your cut: a polar blond, a flamboyant red, beautiful chocolate... The technique to adopt? Balayage, especially on a blonde, makes the square more lively by playing with the highlights thanks to lighter locks. And why not opt for ombre hair for the summer? The tapered and faded ends are perfect for the season, and the sun will patina the color for an even more natural result.
What if we told you that this is probably one of the easiest cuts to maintain? The proof: at home, you have nothing special to do, since even the "tousled" look goes perfectly with the tapered bob. There is also no need to throw yourself on the straightening iron, the hair falls into place naturally thanks to the unraveling. That's the beauty of these well-cut hairstyles! On the regrowth side, there will be no intermediate step that requires regular visits to the hairdresser (unless you are wearing bangs). The right pace? Every three months or so to restructure the cut. Don't wait that long, however, if you want to refresh your color.