Should I Cut My Fine, Blonde Hair Into a Long Bob?

"My hair is my security blanket."
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"My hair is my security blanket."
Hair consultation - Lisa

Lisa wants suggestions for her long, fine blonde hair.

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Q: My hair is my security blanket and I think it's time I let go of that. For the longest while—like the past 15 years—I was trying to have Jennifer Aniston hair. I even did the Rachel cut while pregnant. I was thinking about a long bob but am waffling. Looking for suggestions from the hair guru! (Please excuse the no-makeup look, but this was a now or never idea.) — Lisa

A: Lisa, with only the one picture of you, it is hard to give a finite opinion. My first impression is that your hair has to be moved off your face. I think your long locks are enviable and see no reason to cut them shorter.

I think that changing the colour, on the other hand, would be worthwhile dropping a few dollars for. 

I am really excited about this colour for you:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

The the darker, deeper tones will offset the lighter tones and will frame your face beautifully.

The cut I feel best for you is a long, layered look that could be worn a couple ways:

Hilary Swank - BFI London Film Festival 2010

Hilary Swank at the 2010 London Film Festival.

Please pay attention to the part on a diagonal and then straight back. This is is a great high forehead parting that tricks the eye.

I am sure that you would like a view of a shorter 'do just for variety and curiosity. Here it is casual...

Brooklyn Decker - ACM Awards 2011

Brooklyn Decker at the 2011 ACM Awards.

And dressed-up...

Jess Weixler - wavy bob

Jess Weixler's wavy blonde bob.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.