11 November 2013 by

Why 2013 Is Officially The Year Of The Cropped Bob PLUS Marc Trinder Reveals His Top Tips: EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence both unveiled shorter styles last week (Grazia Daily)

Looking for some fresh hair inspiration? You’ve come to the right place- 2013 sure has been one heck of a year for hair transformations with all manner of celebs going short. It all started back in August when the likes of Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé and Coco Rocha all chopped off their tresses and unveiled their new do’s via their respective Instagram accounts. Fast forward to November 2013 and the cropped trend is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, hot on the heels of Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence’s latest hair transformations, it’s safe to say the bob is back, big time. Alas, is a cropped ‘do right for you? We think so. The best thing about this shorter style is that it’s uber-versatile and can be adapted to any face shape for the ultimate flattering effect. Whether your bob is chin-grazing, choppy, long or with bangs, there really is a style for everyone.

What’s more, we caught up last week with Charles Worthington’s Art Team Director Marc Trinder to talk all things hair, going short and why he can’t get enough of Jen-An’s and J-Law’s new styles. Thinking about going short? Read on for Marc’s top tips…

The likes of Karlie Kloss and Beyonce also went for the chop this year (@karliekloss and @beyonce)

1. Got a square face? Take inspiration from Jennifer Aniston: “Jen’s super-soft, jaw-line bob works perfectly with squarer face shapes like Jen’s. The soft edges and slightly longer length at the front really soften her face and provide the illusion of a more oval shape. Want this look? The hair needs to be layered in a really subtle way so that it falls naturally with movement whilst still looking thick and lustrous.”

2. Damaged hair? Make like Jennifer Lawrence and chop it all off: “This is a really dramatic and brave haircut- it’s so refreshing to see celebs going from long to short and I love her honesty in admitting she needed a cut to salvage her hair from constant colouring. Sometimes a dramatic chop is the only way forward! This look really opens up Jennifer’s face shape and highlights her gorgeous eyes. Plus it’s super-chic and low maintenance.”

We're big fans of Pamela Anderson's new sleek look (@PamelaDAnderson)

3. Feeling brave? Do it like Pamela Anderson: “If you’re after a new, fresh image then this is the look for you. I love Pamela’s new chic, demure style which really frames her face and highlights her eyes and cheekbones. The key is the softness it has to the edges- there are no dramatic hard lines and the bold, short fringe oozes confidence. A classy and chic option which is great for oval face shapes.”

4. Remember to keep it trimmed: “Regular trims are essential for keeping the textured ends in tip top condition.” 

Marc Trinder is Art Team Director at Charles Worthington Salons. For more information or to book an appointment call 0207 831 5303 or visit www.charlesworthington.com

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