If there is one thing we learned from this past year, it’s that long mermaid-length hair is out and super short cuts are in. The movement may have started with the lob (read: long bob), led by celebrities like Khloe Kardashian, Lucy Hale, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, but the trend evolved towards shorter and shorter strands.

Some people can pull off both the long and the short version of the ubiquitous bob haircut — we’re talking to you Taylor Swift — while others look better in one versus the other. Thinking about going for the chop? Find your face shape to determine which style looks better: the lob or the bob.

Selena-GomezROUND = LOB
Cropped bobs may emphasize the circular faces and come off as a bit harsh, so if you’re round-shaped like Selena Gomez, choose a lob with lots of texture. The collarbone-grazing length will elongate a round face and suit it perfectly.


taylor-swift-bob-grammys-2016-front-w724OVAL = BOB
People with oval face shapes have longer and narrower faces, allowing them to go pretty much as short as they want with their hair. So if you are oval-shaped, like Taylor Swift, opting for a blunt bob is probably a safe bet.


spring-haircuts-Olivia-WildeSQUARE = LOB
Square faces are characterized by wide cheekbones and strong jaw lines. A lob that is a bit on the longer side is perfect for balancing out the very angular face shape and softening some of those hard lines.


halle-berry-764889f2-2241-4cac-8af7-54147422cb86HEART = BOB
Heart-shaped faces are sort of a mix of square and oval — wider at the cheeks and longer at the chin. Therefore, chin-length bobs are a great way to balance out the pointy versus wide aspects of the face.

xx, The FabFitFun Team